Messaging & Streaming Platform Engineer

Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham | US-IA-West Des Moines | US-IL-Chicago
ID 2023-10271
Information Technology
Position Type
Experienced Professional
Salary Range


Job purpose

  • Messaging and Streaming Engineer to design, implement and maintain technologies, systems and tools to advance out next generation Messaging and Streaming Platforms based on Redhat AMQ 7, Kafka/RedPanda


General Duties


  • Adopt and promote modern automated “Self Service” paradigms
  • Perform proof-of-concept work for new tools and components
  • Turn proof-of-concept work into Production grade systems
  • Provide end-user support to Dev teams and implement change requests
  • Prioritize across various tasks, manage changes in daily workload
  • Concisely document instructions, user guides and policies in Confluence or in source control
  • Guide fellow engineers on stack standards and efficient utilization
  • This role includes out of office hours support rota


Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven history of implementation, configuration, and support of a modern Messaging platform and their ecosystems (RH AMQ, ActiveMQ Artemis, IBM MQ, Solace)
  • Proven history of implementation, configuration, and support of a modern Streaming platform and their ecosystems (Apache Kafka, RedPanda, Apache Pulsar)
  • Ability to use programming languages (e.g. Python, PowerShell) to create production-grade APIs and integrations
  • Working knowledge of Linux environment
  • Experience with GIT, CI and CD
  • Willingness to learn and adopt to innovative technologies
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Forward thinking, self-starter, able to work independently
  • University / College bachelor level (or equivalent) degree


Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Kubernetes and Helm Knowledge
  • Ansible / Configuration as a Code
  • Willingness to learn and adopt to innovative technologies

Beneficial Skills

  • Configuration Management / Deployment tools such as Ansible, Octopus
  • Experience with Cloud Providers (preferably Azure)
  • GitOps, CI / CD mindset
  • Networking knowledge


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