Platform Engineer

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Engineering | Full-time


Quantium Platform Engineer

For over 15 years Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organisations and society. Our solutions make sense of what has happened and what will, could or should be done to re-shape industries and societies around the needs of the people they serve.

Times and technology have changed, but this remains our goal. Instead of wrangling single, SQL-based databases, our MapR Hadoop platform runs across 200 nodes with multiple clusters using the latest big data technology.

Our Platform Engineers have a lot of influence on the technical direction of platform services, and you'll be involved in helping to shape the future of our cutting edge platform and the team that builds them. As a lead within the team, you'll be helping to set the team direction, build the knowledge of other team members, and apply your deep technical knowledge to challenging problems.

What you'll be doing

You'll be responsible for working with other Lead Engineers to ensure:

  • Our Data Analytics platforms are robust, reliable, secure and fit for purpose.
  • Our Data Analytics platforms advance and remain on the cutting edge
  • Our Platform team is productive and moving the platform forward along its roadmap.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the team's objectives, and moving the team forward along its feature roadmap.
  • Working with other stakeholders to define the team's roadmap
  • Working with other Lead Engineers to define and evolve the platform's high level design.
  • Working within and helping to evolve the team's agile devops processes.
  • Sharing your existing and emerging knowledge with the team.
  • Managing, mentoring and supporting other team members.

 Skills & Requirements

Do you have a bullet point checklist for me to check off my suitability?

We know people are not bullet points but sure thing!

You should have 10+ years experience in a Software Development or Systems Administration role, with at least 2 years of experience in a team lead role

  • The ability to learn new technologies fast.
  • Linux Administration skills (preferably Ubuntu)
  • Issue investigation and problem solving skills (preferably on distributed systems)
  • Ability to collaborate closely with others inside and outside the team.
  • Ability to develop in one or more of: Golang, Python, Bash
  • Experience of working with on-premises system deployments.
  • Experience of team leadership & managing others.
  • Experience with Agile/Devops Team processes.
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience running and supporting PAAS platforms.
  • Administering, configuring and debugging Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, YARN, MapR, Spark, etc...)
  • Containerisation in distributed environments (preferably Docker, Mesos and Marathon)
  • Administering resources in public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Deployment Automation and orchestration tools (preferably ansible)
  • Continuous Integration, Delivery & Deployment
  • Monitoring technologies (ELK, Sensu)

What does success look like?

Success in this role will require you to adapt quickly to changing requirements, and keep pace with new technology.

  • After 3 months you'll have a good understanding of our existing technology stack, and you'll be problem solving and developing new features on a daily basis.
  • After 6 months, you'll be well established within the team, and able to work independently on the majority of the platform components/services. You'll be a subject matter expert within the team for at least one of our technologies.
  • After 6 months, you'll be taking on responsibility for day-to-day running of some aspects of the team.

About The Quantium Group

As one of the world’s fully diversified data science and AI leaders we operate across every sector of the economy and we’re growing fast - with growth comes opportunity! We’re passionate about building out our team of smart, fun, diverse and motivated people.

We combine a team of experts that spans data scientists, actuaries, statisticians, business analysts, strategy consultants, engineers, technologists, programmers, product developers, and futurists – all dedicated to harnessing the power of data to drive transformational outcomes for our clients.

We actively foster a culture where our people can stretch themselves to reach their full potential. We also know that work has to work for you, and modern life is fast paced and balance can be tricky. You want to work where you are respected and valued as an individual, not a number. Quantium embraces a flexible and supportive environment dedicated to powering possibilities for our team members, clients and partners.

Quantium are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities. We celebrate our diversity of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability status.

Please note, this role is not suitable for Graduates. If you are a graduate and you’d like information about our Graduate Academy please visit

If you submit an application or expression of interest to The Quantium Group Pty Ltd, we may disclose your application or expression of interest on a confidential basis to our related companies, and joint venture companies, including Quantium Health Pty Limited.  We will only make such disclosures for the purpose of considering your application or expression of interest and opportunities in those organisations.