Senior Cloud Platform Engineer

  • Sonar
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • 26 Jun, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Sonar solves the trillion-dollar challenge of bad code. Sonar equips organizations to achieve and sustain a Clean Code state by empowering developers to write consistent, intentional, adaptable, and responsible code. Clean Code produces software that is maintainable, reliable, and secure, allowing development teams to spend less time fixing issues and more time innovating. With Sonar, and by employing the company’s Clean as You Code methodology, organizations minimize risk, reduce technical debt, increase productivity, and derive more value from their software in a predictable and sustainable way.

Sonar’s open-source and commercial products – SonarLint, SonarCloud, and SonarQube – support over 30 programming languages, frameworks, and infrastructure technologies. Trusted by more than 500,000 organizations and used by more than 7 million developers globally to clean more than half a trillion lines of code, Sonar is integral to delivering better software.

Our Austin development squad is looking for passionate Cloud Engineers to support the fast growth of the company. By joining our squad, you will be a key player in one of the multiple teams at Sonar that needs Cloud Platform capabilities. 

The impact you will have  

By joining one of the teams, you will leverage your experience and expertise to design and develop Cloud-based solutions or migrate existing applications to Cloud-native ones. This means implementing massively scalable services, automating all systems operations, measuring, continuously improving the service quality, and making the lives of other developers easier. To achieve this goal, we are looking for talented Cloud Platform Engineers.


On a daily basis, you will

  • Create, enhance and operate Cloud-based solutions with automation, security, scalability, disaster recovery, costs and performance in mind.
  • Work in sprints in a cross-functional team.
  • Perform and automate operational tasks such as deployments with a DevOps mindset.
  • Deliver new features into production.
  • Create proofs of concept.
  • Document as-is and future state solutions to ensure evergreen documentation is maintained.
  • Collaborate with SREs to enhance operational resilience, scalability, and observability.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders (Product managers, Engineering managers, data-related roles, Release engineers, etc.) to make sure solutions fit into the Sonar ecosystem.
  • Document and share reusable building blocks.
  • Investigate alarms, issues, and incidents when they are escalated.
  • Own testability of the infrastructure (deploy, validate, tear-down).
  • Ensure that all services operate within a given region.
  • Participate in AWS Well-Architected Reviews and Trusted Advisor findings resolution.


The technical skills you will demonstrate

  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud (ideally AWS) development and architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS services, including Cloudformation, SNS, SQS, CloudWatch, Lambda, AWS ECS, SDKs, and best practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS data/file storage services.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS Networking.
  • Proven proficiency in Designing, Developing and maintaining cloud solutions.
  • Strong DevOps Mindset with the knowledge of Software development life cycle.
  • Advanced understanding of CI/CD pipelines and Infrastructure as Code technology and terms.
  • Experience with at least one of the programming languages like Python, Java, C++, C# or similar.
  • Experience with scripting languages like Bash or similar.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.


The soft skills you will demonstrate

  • Friendly, listening, enthusiastic, organized team player, actively sharing your knowledge.
  • Open to give and receive feedback to improve the team and themselves.
  • Open-minded, have a very positive can-do attitude and comfortable in dealing with change and complexity.
  • Team player but has the ability to work alone.
  • Be able to take initiative and drive solutions from design to release to production.
  • Curious and happy to learn.


Nice to have

  • 7+ years of experience in IT.
  • AWS Solution Architect, AWS DevOps Engineer or other valid, relevant certifications.
  • Experience working with AWS CDK.
Why you will love it here

• We value a safe work culture - founded in respect, kindness, and the right to fail.
• We hire great people - we value communication skills as much as technical prowess and we strive to create a work environment that allows for everyone to succeed and feel empowered to do their best work. Our 500+ SonarSourcers from 35 different nationalities can relate!
• Work-life balance - a healthy work-life balance is very important at Sonar.
• Flexible hours - we schedule our days in order to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments.
• We promote continuous learning - in an ever-changing industry, learning new skills is the key to growth and success! We're happy to support all employees in this journey if desired. 

What we do

As Home of Clean Code, Sonar is the ultimate solution to achieving Clean Code for developers and organizations alike. 

The company was formed to develop the open-source tool SonarQube, which has since become the go-to standard in code quality management. We strive every day to pave the way for developers, tackling the toughest issues head-on and pushing the limits of what’s possible. 

Who we are

At Sonar we believe in people, dedication, and innovation. We’re a team of problem solvers who are passionate and relentless in their respective missions. We want to work with people who are ready and willing to fasten their seat belts and be part of an incredible ride! 

Our Core Values are: Smarter Together, Excellence, Innovation, and Delivery. They reflect our unique culture and we expect them to help shape and positively strengthen our organization. 

If you want to learn more about our culture, check out our blog post.

Join us; we’ll be smarter and stronger together!

Sonar is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to treating every employee with equal respect and fairness. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination. All candidates will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.