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Platform Cloud Architect

Company: Illumio
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Hybrid: Sunnyvale, CA (2 days in office / week)

What We Are About:

Our guiding philosophy in Engineering is to get things right through practicing disciplined engineering, focusing, not cutting corners, and of course having fun while we are at it. We believe in enabling ownership at all levels of the organization and empowering teams. If you thrive in this culture, come join us, we are changing how enterprises secure their applications. At Illumio, we design systems and write code that runs both in our own multi-tenant cloud service and in customer datacenters around the world. ---

What You Will Accomplish:

We are looking for a passionate, hands-on platform Cloud Architect to join the Platform team of the Policy Compute Engine (PCE), the central brain of Illumio's Adaptive Security Platform product. Our PCE Platform team owns the Core Platform and the System Platform of the Policy Compute Engine. This covers platform frameworks and infrastructure for our service-oriented architecture including service and cluster management, high availability, API support, audit and job infrastructure, authentication and authorization and more.

The team you will join is responsible for the various deployment models of the PCE that include our flagship multi-node cluster and supercluster deployments. We also focus on the important aspects of scale and performance of the system to meet the demands of our customers, including queuing, responsiveness, and active connections to tens of thousands of managed servers. We write unit and integration tests, as things need to just work. And we're kept honest by a world-class QA team who will let us know if it doesn't.


  • As a lead in the Platform team at Illumio, you will be instrumental in developing the architecture and a common platform infrastructure for multiple products
  • Anticipate and be prepared to handle jumps in scale of orders of magnitude from our customers.
  • Mentor engineers, collaborate with peers and leaders in our organization.
  • Ability to lead an initiative, drive PoC's and build a Plan/Proposal considering all cross functional dependencies towards a successful execution plan
  • Providing guidance and mentoring the team on technical challenges and helping the team with roadblocks
  • Identify bottlenecks in current platform, Architect, Design, develop, and evolve platform features to take it to its next generation that addresses the bottlenecks.
  • Build new scalable platform services that run on-prem and multi-tenant SaaS applications.
  • You will be working with Docker, Kubernetes, Observability platform with integrations such as Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk, and a myriad of cloud platforms
  • Research and introduce advancement in open-source software such as containerization and orchestration.
  • Expand your domain of expertise to Cyber Security, specifically zero trust and micro segmentation.
    What You Will Bring:


    • We want you to have over 5 years of experience building large scale and performance distributed systems, and REST-ful web services.
    • We expect you to have a broad system understanding and ability to architect new components from the ground-up. Over 3-5 years of Systems architecture/design experience.
    • 5 Years of experience in Ruby or Python building large scale and performant distributed systems and web services with REST APIs.
    • We want strong database fundamentals, and experience with ORM, experience with postgreSQL is a bonus.
    • We seek self-driven, independent, engineers who want to be hands-on and own the architecture, design and implementation.
    • Ability to ask the right questions, articulate design trade-offs and propose solutions.
    • Ability to own architecture decisions, not just for your features but for the entire platform.
    • Strong knowledge of structured, unstructured, and in memory database and caching systems (eg. Postgres DB, Mongo DB, Redis, etc)---
    • Experience Leading and driving initiatives that are technically challenging and executing towards a successful delivery
    • Experience with building CI/CD pipelines and best practices using Jenkins or similar tools
    • Experience with virtualization, containers, and orchestration platforms (Dockers, Kubernetes) is a plus
    • Experience with Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC) tools such as Terraform and chef is a plus
    • Experience building high-throughput and high-volume data pipelines using either batch or stream processing designs---
    • Proficient in DevOps concepts & skills required to introduce and implement observability in the services delivered
    • Experience with FedRAMP audits, security scans and addressing audit findings into the product is a big plus.
    • Successful track record of owning their design and implementation - unafraid to ask questions or articulate design trade-offs with proposed solutions.
      Who We Are

      Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world's leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk. For more information, visit https://www.illumio.com/what-we-do and engage us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Keywords: Illumio, Sunnyvale , Platform Cloud Architect, Professions , Sunnyvale, California

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