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Siemens Digital Industries Software Principal Platform Engineer in Newbury, United Kingdom

Job Family: Research & Development

Req ID: 418199

Siemens Digital Industries is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely, collaborating with partners and customers, we care about the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With our Digital Enterprise portfolio, we provide and encourage companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Meaningful optimization for the specific needs of each industry, our outstanding portfolio supports customers to achieve greater efficiency and flexibility. We are constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate groundbreaking future technologies. We have our global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and have around 75,000 employees internationally.

We're seeking a dynamic and seasoned engineer to join our technology and innovation team. This individual will have a pivotal role in designing and creating new technologies by working closely with data scientists, developers, and domain experts.

Position Overview:

As a Principle Multi-Cloud Runtime Platform Engineer, you’ll apply specialized knowledge of container, Kubernetes and public/private cloud infrastructure design & operation, to assist with the development and onward operation of a multi-cloud runtime platform supporting Siemens’ Xcelerator SaaS program.

You’ll be a senior member of a dynamic, cross-functional, geographically dispersed team, ultimately accountable for the technical deliverables of the platform engineering teams comprising a growing team of 25 staff. Your team comprises subject matters experts from platform architecture, infrastructure engineering, software engineering, DEVOPS, security, networks, firewalls, computing & storage to deliver a global, powerful, scalable, cost efficient, highly available platform that meets the evolving needs of the business.

You will create and maintain PaaS environments that meet service level agreements; support the resource requirements of the development, QA and customer value realization teams; enable CI/CD; meet ISO27001 & SOC2 standards and produce comprehensive internal and end user documentation.

This position makes significant contributions towards the delivery DevOps solutions that support best-in-class cloud based microservice applications. Recognized by peers as a strong collaborator. Must excel in a team environment that changes with new technology adoption and evolving customer requirements. Has excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  1. Technical Leadership:
  • Lead the design and implementation of complex platform solutions, leveraging your expertise in cloud computing, distributed systems, and infrastructure as code.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to a global platform engineering team of 25 staff & growing, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous learning.

  • Drive technical innovation and stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends.

  • Architectural Design:

  • Define the technical architecture and design patterns for the platform, working with platform architecture team, ensuring scalability, availability, reliability, and performance.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and translate them into scalable and robust solutions.

  • Conduct architectural reviews and provide recommendations to optimize system performance and efficiency.

  • Define & maintain technical approaches and processes that enable the platform and organisation to scale efficiently and reliable, always taking the right path instead of the easy path.

  • Platform Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of platform features and enhancements, ensuring adherence to coding standards, best practices, and security guidelines.

  • Drive the adoption of automation and infrastructure as code practices to streamline deployment and operations.

  • Perform code reviews and provide technical guidance to ensure the quality and maintainability of the codebase.

  • Infrastructure Management:

  • Manage and optimize the platform infrastructure, including cloud services, containers, orchestration systems, and monitoring tools.

  • Implement automated solutions for provisioning, configuration management, and scaling of infrastructure components.

  • Monitor system performance and reliability, proactively identifying and addressing issues to ensure uptime and availability.

  • Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate closely with product management, software engineering, and other stakeholders to define platform requirements and prioritize initiatives.

  • Communicate technical concepts and solutions effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Foster strong relationships with external partners, vendors, and open-source communities to drive collaboration and innovation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Technical Leadership of PAAS, IAAS or Software Development team, driving business outcomes and influencing business direction, systems & culture

  • Extensive experience in platform engineering or a related role, with a proven track record of designing and implementing scalable and reliable solutions.

  • Deep expertise in cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP), containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), and infrastructure as code tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible).

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Go, along with strong system design and architecture skills.

  • Experience with DevOps practices, CI/CD pipelines, and agile methodologies.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and influence decision-making.

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a focus on driving results and continuous improvement.

  • Advanced working knowledge with Amazon Web Services (AWS) services: ECS, EKS, S3, VPC, Lambda, Networking, IAM at advanced level

  • Advanced working knowledge with networking and security threat models

  • Advanced programing & scripting - Python, Go, sh/bash

  • Advanced working knowledge of LINUX OS and open source ecosystem

  • Advanced working knowledge with system automation of highly scalable environments

  • Advanced system administration experience, including troubleshooting, support, mentorship/training and oversight

  • Advanced knowledge of design & implementation of GitOps processes

  • Ability to adopt and extend continuous integration and testing processes, GitLab-CI experience preferred

  • Ability to manage goals, track milestones and report on status

  • Advanced working knowledge automation tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Jenkins ..)

Why us?

Working at Siemens Software means flexibility - Choosing between working at home and the office at other times is the norm here. We offer great benefits and rewards, as you'd expect from a world leader in industrial software.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

At Siemens, we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future. We need the most innovative and diverse Digital Minds to develop tomorrow‘s reality.

Siemens Industry Software is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate unlawfully on the grounds of age, disability, gender assignment, marriage, and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or trade union membership.

If you want to make a difference – make it with us!

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