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Platform Engineer

Job Functions:
Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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Come Work with Us!

At RBC, our culture is deeply supportive and rich in opportunity and reward. You will help our clients thrive and our communities prosper, empowered by a spirit of shared purpose.

Whether you’re helping clients find new opportunities, developing new technology, or providing expert advice to internal partners, you will be doing work that matters in the world, in an environment built on teamwork, service, responsibility, diversity, and integrity.

Job Title

Platform Engineer

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

The platform engineering team believes in automating everything, making data-driven decisions, minimizing friction for platform adoption and most of all embracing change. We believe in collaboration, collective ownership and continuous improvement. Our team is supporting multiple large scale initiatives across the business from personal and commercial banking, investor and treasury, wealth management and insurance.

As a platform engineer you will be responsible to build out various big data platforms using Cloud, Hadoop and Container based technologies for real-time stream, batch processing and analytics. This role will take on challenges of scaling out systems for performance and multi-tenancy across all dimensions using cutting-edge technology.

What will you do?

  • Work on large scale clusters on premise and in the Cloud
  • Scale out clusters and services to many use cases and hundreds of applications
  • Design and build resilient and highly available multi-tenant solutions
  • Deploy and test out new technologies such as Kubernetes, Ozone, CDP Experiences
  • Desire to grow and learn Cloud based big data technologies
  • Automate and secure everything
  • Embrace change

What you need to succeed?

Must have

  • Bachelor's degree majoring in Computer Science, or related fields, or at least 5 years of related work experience
  • Experience with distributed systems, designing and building for resiliency and performance
  • Experience with building platforms on AWS and/or Azure cloud
  • Experience with container-based platforms
  • Automation via REST APIs
  • Automation via Python programming
  • Experience with Linux administration (CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu)
  • Experience with Ansible, Git and general CI/CD tools and processes
  • Experience with network administration
  • Experience with system and network security best practices.
  • Open mind, a desire to learn and to be challenged
  • Sound judgement

Nice to have

  • Experience with Spark, Hadoop and Kafka
  • Experience with tools like HBase, MongoDB and Presto
  • Experience with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)
  • Experience with Cloudera Data Platform (CDP)
  • Experience providing technical leadership to internal and external teams

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada





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Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

At RBC, we embrace diversity and inclusion for innovation and growth. We are committed to building inclusive teams and an equitable workplace for our employees to bring their true selves to work. We are taking actions to tackle issues of inequity and systemic bias to support our diverse talent, clients and communities. ​​​​​​​ We also strive to provide an accessible candidate experience for our prospective employees with different abilities. Please let us know if you need any accommodations during the recruitment process.

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