Platform Engineer (Storage)



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Platform Engineer (Storage)

Aliso Viejo, CA or Austin, TX 

At PlayStation, we're leading the revolution in cloud gaming as we push the boundaries of what's possible! Would you like to use your skills, time, and passion for meaningful projects that are building the future? We're looking for a Platform Engineer with proven experience in modern software delivery and loves crafting efficient, flexible and low friction workflows to build, release and deliver software. If that sounds like something you would love to do, we want to hear from you! Come help us deliver a unique gaming experience to millions of players! 


  • Development of a distributed, Ceph-based storage platform that enables product teams to leverage reliable and secure distributed storage. 

  • Onboarding internal customers onto the storage platform. 

  • Collaborating closely with the Platform and Release Engineering Team as well as other teams on release process and automation. 

  • Supporting releases of new Ceph versions to the storage platform. 

  • Improving Reliability, Performance and Feature Set of the storage platform based on internal customer needs 

  • Leading data-driven capacity planning decisions such as install base expansions and storage capacity redistributions. 

  • Collaborating with the Data Center and Network Operations teams for hardware upgrades, bootstrapping and maintenance of new and existing servers.  


  • 3-5 years of experience with creating, implementing and executing Software Development Processes. 

  • Proven knowledge in working with bare metal systems on premise or in hybrid cloud environments. 

Skills & Knowledge 

  • Ability to troubleshoot storage-related issues on the storage platform and internal customer services integrating with the storage platform. 

  • Experience with distributed storage systems, object and block storage, ideally Ceph. 

  • Experience with the instrumentation, maintenance and evolution of storage systems on the cloud, e.g. Amazon S3 and its API.   

  • Experience with Linux systems and administration. 

Additional Attributes 

  • Experience with GitLab is a plus. 

  • Strong communication skills. 

  • Customer-First Thinking. 

  • Experience with collaboration in a distributed team across multiple timezones. 

  • High energy and driven to positively impact the business. 

  • Being a Contributor to Open Source Software is a plus. 


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Date posted: 2022-07-23