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BXTI - Enterprise Technology, Platform Engineer, VP

Company: The Blackstone Group L.P.
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with $584 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone . Business Unit: Blackstone Technology & Innovations Business Description: Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTI) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone's businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies. BXTI is nimble and entrepreneurial - our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development means that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge. Job Title: Job Description:-- Blackstone's Platform Engineering Team is responsible for providing the next generation public cloud platform that supports numerous diverse workloads and helps empower and accelerate innovation at the firm. As the platform is built with a strong bias towards software defined infrastructure and automation techniques, platform engineers will be tasked with leveraging software engineering principles and best practice cloud infrastructure patterns to solve critical problems and provide meaningful enhancements. The position involves extending the existing platform and providing new capabilities to solve numerous problem domains. As an engineer on the team, you will be involved in design, implementation, and support of public cloud infrastructure, processes, and core components relied upon by applications across the firm. Team members will also be challenged with tracking developments in exciting areas like containerized runtimes, service meshes, and serverless computing in order to keep the platform evolving in powerful and impactful directions. Key responsibilities:

  • Leverage infrastructure-as-code frameworks to provision and maintain cloud resources
  • Design, build, and maintain critical systems for identity, authorization, secrets management, and other core services
  • Partner with cloud security teams to harden and secure cloud infrastructure
  • Provide tooling and automated solutions to enable self-service
  • Improve availability, resiliency, and recoverability of key systems by leveraging modern configuration management, deployment methods, and architectural patterns
  • Work closely with DevOps teams to enable runtime environments that provide container and serverless solutions
  • Enhance observability and supportability of the public cloud platform Qualifications:
    • Ability to write automation scripts and web services (Python, Go)
    • Experience with infrastructure-as-code frameworks (e.g. Terraform)
    • Hands-on experience with public cloud providers (AWS, Azure)
    • Experience with configuration management tooling
    • Familiarity with microservices architecture and distributed systems
    • Experience working with git source control and CI/CD systems
    • Experience with both Linux and Windows OS
    • Preferred - experience with Consul, Vault, and Terraform Enterprise
    • Preferred - experience with containers and orchestration platforms (Kubernetes)
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Strong troubleshooting skills All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC). The Blackstone Group and its affiliates provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other classification prohibited by applicable law. To submit your application please complete the form below. Fields marked with a red asterisk * are required in order to enter into a possible employment contract (although some can be answered "prefer not to say"). Failure to provide this information may compromise the follow-up of your application. When you have finished click Submit at the bottom of this form. At Blackstone, we look to attract and retain the brightest minds in the business, hiring professionals across a wide range of disciplines. Our employees are integral to the firm's identity, contributing to a culture of integrity, professionalism and excellence. It is their dedication and passion for their work that has helped Blackstone become a trusted partner for some of the largest institutional investors in the world. We encourage independent thinking and reward initiative, while providing services to help employees grow professionally. Our global business platform and brand reputation provide an unparalleled launch pad for growing your career.

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