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Hy-Vee Food Stores Platform Engineer - Infrastructure - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Platform Engineer - Infrastructure

We’re looking for geniuses. Dreamers. Inventors. Innovators. People with the will to get stuff done. Doers who’ll rip an idea out of thin air. Make it a reality. Own it. And amaze their peers. Sound like you? Welcome home.

As a Platform Engineer, you will be a member of the Hy-Vee Infrastructure and Tools Team. Your primary areas of focus will be to help us increase engineering productivity, monitoring, and make our application ecosystem secure, highly scalable, and predictable. You will work in a hybrid cloud environment helping to build our core platform infrastructure that hundreds of client applications will consume. We are looking for people who can not only be great individual contributors, but also pair program and mentor other engineers. As a member of our team, it is of critical importance that you can tolerate dealing with major unknowns, system complexity, and abstract problem solving without giving up.


  • Work as a member of a cross functional agile team focused on the design and delivery of high performing, scalable and secure platforms.

  • Monitor, troubleshoot, maintain, and continuously improve building, packaging, and deployment processes.

  • Find and address performance issues.

  • Automate infrastructure and application deployments.

  • Focus on continuous improvement of our infrastructure through automation. Drive standardization of our infrastructure code pipelines.

  • Create and contribute to technical documentation and diagrams.

  • Collaborate with other engineers on the delivery of solutions.

  • Champion infrastructure code quality and maintainability.

  • Evangelize automation, and DevOps best practices to other teams in the department.

  • May contribute to the creation and maintenance of disaster recovery, security and back-up and restore plan and policy.

  • Emphasis is on learning the key aspects of the job to be performed and supporting more senior engineers.



  • Extensive experience with debugging, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.

  • Expert analysis abilities to determine sustainable solutions from a given set of options.

  • Production experience with at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Go, Kotlin, Python, or Ruby.

  • Experience with test driven design and general automation.

  • Experience with using CI/CD technologies such as Concourse or Jenkins.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of secure programming techniques.

  • Experience writing technical documentation.

  • Production experience with distributed systems.

  • Production experience with either Openshift and/or GKE.

  • Production experience with OAuth and Identity Provider integration.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of secure programming techniques.

  • Experience building cloud-native applications (Docker, Docker-Compose, Kubernetes).


  • Experience building cloud-native applications (kubernetes, docker swarm, etc.).

  • Production experience with Linux.

  • Strong understanding of at least one of Terraform, Ansible, Salt, and Chef.

  • Strong understanding of event-oriented software architectures.

  • Production experience with OAuth, OIDC and Identity Provider integration.

  • Production experience with a variety of data storage systems such as Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, Mongo, and Elasticsearch.

  • Degree level qualifications in a technical related subject.

  • Experience with Google Cloud GKE, PubSub, SQL, and KMS.

  • Production experience implementing and/or supporting RESTful APIs.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 1- Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit ( .

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