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Sr. Platform Engineer (RES-08)

St Louis, Missouri
Category Headquarters Location ID 1 Location Name Saint Louis Support Center Address 3630 S Geyer Road State/Region Missouri Postal Code 63127 Country United States
Sr. Platform Engineer (RES-08)

As a Senior Kafka Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, architecture, implementation, and on-going support of Paneras Kafka clusters on-premise and in the cloud. Our team is responsible for managing and delivering always running platforms for Panera to design, develop and support its IT applications.


  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of our information strategy.
  • Collaborate with IT team members to plan, design, develop, and implement applications and services utilizing event-driven processing.
  • Perform installation, upgrades, capacity planning, and migrations across multiple regions for the Kafka platform.
  • Implement highly available solutions to maximize platform availability during planned or unplanned outages.
  • Proactively monitor and fix platform availability and performance issues.
  • Resolve production issues including platform tuning, optimization and recovery.
  • Respond appropriately to emergency support situations and produce quick and effective solutions to platform technical problems under high pressure.


  • Strong experience in designing, building, and supporting highly available, high volume, infrastructure with Apache/Confluent Kafka across regional sites.
  • Preferred experience with Kafka security (SSL/SASL/ACLs), Kafka Connect, Rest Proxy, Confluent Control Center, KSQL.
  • Experience in documenting and implementing best practices and optimizing Kafka, Zookeeper and JVM.
  • Experience with DevOps tools like Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, Git, Artifactory, Python and Shell Scripting.
  • Experience with Google Cloud is a plus.
  • Strong troubleshooting and proactive analytical skills to ensure minimum downtime of production data platform.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills - ability to work with development teams.
  • Ability to operate independently and lead the projects with minimum guidelines from management.

What Panera Offers:

  • We offer a cool and colorful place to work where you are surrounded by other people who want to be here.
  • You get to play hard, have fun at work and participate in our culture of helping those around you.
  • Alongside the normal salary and benefits, you have access to all the free coffee and baked goods you can consume.
  • The chance to join a passionate, collaborative, fast growing team.

Saint Louis Support Center

External Reference Code JR0019003 Company Name 100 Panera, LLC

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