Data Platform Engineer

Austin, USA
04 Jul 2022
10 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

PIMCO's Technology Team is organized in small, focused, agile groups, that either work closely with business units to deliver value or develop core technologies that lever the product teams. Our environment fosters innovation and promotes entrepreneurial spirit, and we use top of the line tools. PIMCO recognizes the paramount role of tech now and in the future and invests in technology accordingly. Technology careers are available in Newport Beach, New York, London, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo.

Position overview
We are changing the way we handle data at PIMCO and creating a new data driven culture leveraging our platform. The Data Platform Engineer will be a key contributor to the large-scale system architecture, performing troubleshooting, and contributing to maintenance duties.
We are looking for a Data Platform Engineer to build a robust, scalable and operational data platform that will enable PIMCO to quickly and effectively scale to meet the needs of our customer base. Your focus is to ensure the data platform is operating at max efficiency and stability while supporting our end users to design and build optimal data pipelines. As a Data Platform Engineer, you will be challenged and be part of a team to find innovative solutions that will deliver the right method, standards, techniques and capabilities to support the growing number of data analytics use cases. The Data Platform Engineer will work directly with development and operations teams to solve operational issues and devise solutions to maximize pipeline capabilities. The role will need a candidate that spans knowledge across infrastructure, networking, databases, big data processing, and automation to be effective.

  • Deploy and manage data platforms and data movement solutions both in the cloud and on-premise
  • Lead the reliability engineering efforts to ensure stability of services and infrastructure
  • Partner with Information Security professionals to ensure data is secure both at-rest and in-flight
  • Monitoring and ensuring the uptime of containers related our data platform
  • Maintaining the infrastructure of the data platform, including the troubleshooting network traffic, performance degradations, package updates, and deployment
  • Automate the deploy and maintenance of core infrastructure and services
  • Review and bring forward modern industry practices for scaling data workloads safely
  • Production support responsibilities for software and infrastructure issues
  • Work with software, infrastructure, network engineers, and DBAs to solve productivity challenges, drive efficiency, automate and streamline environment builds
  • Co-own (with teams) monitoring and alert configuration to detect, triage, and resolve issues quickly
  • Develop tools to enhance production triage and improve time-to-detect defects
  • Participate in on-call rotation and take charge of critical issues for outages and perform root cause analysis

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in the deployment of data platforms and tools in a cloud environment
  • Experience working with cloud provider tools and architecture (AWS)
  • Experience using scripting languages such as bash, PowerShell, SQL and/or Python
  • Experience in running and scaling container infrastructure, preferably using AWS EKS
  • Experience in deploying and managing multi-node big data systems (Apache Airflow or Kafka)
  • Experience automating operations in Linux environments
  • Familiarity with deployment using Terraform or other infrastructure as code alternatives
  • Familiarity with build and automation tools, such as GitLab and Jenkins


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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