Platform Engineer (DevOps)

Platform Engineer (Operations)

At Weight Watchers, we inspire and guide the healthier choices that transform lives. We meet our members where they are and leverage the latest nutritional and behavioral science to help them eat healthier, move more, and shift their mindset. We are a purpose-driven organization and we understand how to create community and deliver personalized services to help our members throughout every step of their journey.  We have more than 50 years of history and trust to build on, and we are leveraging technology, community, and behavior science to help more people around the world reach their goals. Our approach is science-based and evidence proven to help people lose weight and develop healthy habits to live life fully. If being part of a purpose-driven, member-focused, high-performing digital culture sounds exciting to you; we invite you to explore our open positions.

Role overview

The Platform Engineer position within Weightwatchers Infrastructure is responsible for the design, implementation and support of solutions based on the principles of operational resiliency, repeatability, and simplicity.

The position requires a strong background in virtualization and cloud technologies, container-based environments, container orchestration, open source tools, infrastructure as software, and a solid understanding of common network and data layer technologies.  You will work in the role of trusted advisor to partner teams, helping to deliver the best quality solutions to customers. You will provide non-functional requirements to complement existing and new features/solutions, as well as help build and support scalable and cost effective platform environments to run the WeightWatcher’s application services. 

You will be asked to analyze existing and new solutions critically, finding and fixing flaws under a guideline of continuous improvement.  You will also use monitoring and performance analysis tools to assure applications are operating optimally, and performing within acceptable thresholds, for our customers.

You must be a self-starter who is passionate about the technology you are building and eager to produce world-class services. You should enjoy a team environment where your success depends heavily on the success of your team and organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience with large scale deployments  and production support of high capacity mission critical platforms and systems
  • 5+ years experience with cloud infrastructure platforms such as AWS, GCE, Azure, etc.
  • 3 + years Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, RKT, etc)
  • Proficiency in one or more of scripting languages (Python, Bash, etc.) and common knowledge of Object Oriented coding skills to automate processes
  • Expert proficiency with Linux systems based administration and troubleshooting
  • Solid knowledge of orchestration and configuration management frameworks (Ansible, Terraform, etc.) and CI/CD principles.
  • Thorough understanding of server and network protocols and technologies i.e. DNS, DHCP, VLAN, TCP/IP, NTP, etc.
  • General knowledge of storage concepts and protocols in relation to virtualized/cloud environments
  • Experience with monitoring and performance analytics tools (Datadog, NewRelic, Loggly, Stackdriver, Prometheus, etc…)
  • Support of applications and services written in a variety of programming languages (scala, node.js, java, python, ruby, etc…)
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and articulate clear viable tactical & strategic options as part of a cross-functional global team
  • Advanced systems troubleshooting and optimization, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with the ability to adapt and change priorities as the business needs change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with collaborative team skills


Desired Skills

  • Experience supporting modern datastore and database platforms and services (Cassandra, Postgresql, RDS, MongoDB, etc…)
  • Experience with modern CI/CD frameworks (Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI, Circle CI)

We hire only the best people. Here are the benefits to being top-notch: 

  • The opportunity to work in a rewarding and highly collaborative environment
  • Generous healthcare coverage.
  • 401(K) with company match.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual wellness allowance
  • Profit Sharing

    Weight Watchers is an equal opportunity employer. Weight Watchers does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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