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Senior Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023

Senior Platform Engineer

AvidXchange Charlotte NC, 1210 AvidXchange Ln., Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America ● AvidXchange Houston TX, 2100 Travis St., Houston, Texas, United States of America ● AvidXchange Sandy UT, 111 E Sego Lily Dr., Sandy, Utah, United States of America ● Virtual Req #4968
Thursday, October 19, 2023




We’re looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to come help us automate everything, enable our developer teammates, and create and support world class platforms.

As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be an integral member of the Platform Engineering team, helping the organization transform into a truly modern cloud-native mode of operation. The goal of the Platform Engineering (PE) team is to reduce friction in the delivery process and improve developer experience. Technical prowess, pragmatic strategic understanding, and ability to make compromises working with the stakeholders are the 3 pillars of this job.

The Senior Platform Engineer will be working closely with the Sr Manager of Platform Engineering, Platform Architect, and Technical Product Owner (TPO) to ensure sound technical direction. The Senior Platform Engineer will also work with the Technical Product Owner on their Agile Platform Engineering team to facilitate delivering the most critical platform features needed for the Product Development Teams.

The Senior Platform Engineer will be expected to provide guidance on DevOps practices and tools as well as Azure cloud resources. In addition, this position will mentor team mates and serve as an escalation point for Platform Engineer I’s, and II’s.

What you'll do
  • Embrace the AvidXchange culture and be a positive force for the team
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and direction for the automation and governance platforms
  • Embrace and evangelize automation, infrastructure as code, policy as code and developer enablement
  • Lead technical implementations leveraging the team architect
  • Be a foreperson on the team and a strong presence in collaboration with other teams and leadership.
  • Represent platform capabilities at delivery ceremonies (for example:  Architecture Review Board (ARB) and Change Approval Board AB))
  • Drive forensic troubleshooting and analysis of automation and platform consistency issues
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems, resource, and infrastructure availability and performance optimization
  • Evangelize cloud-native practices and methodologies to delivery teams
  • Provide subject matter expertise for all aspects of our technology stack
    • Infrastructure Automation Via Terraform
    • Azure DevOps Pipelines
    • Kubernetes / AKS / EKS
    • CI/CD Patterns
  • Foster the team’s growth through hiring, onboarding, and mentoring
  • Participation in an on-call rotation
What we're looking for
  • 5+ years of experience in a Platform Engineering, Software Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering, Systems Engineering, Cloud-Native Engineering, DevOps Engineering or Advocacy role
  • Expertise with containers and container orchestration, particularly Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Expertise writing production code with an industry standard programming language using Agile methodologies.
  • Strong Scripting Experience
  • Expertise practicing Infrastructure as Code and Configuration as Code techniques
  • Expertise managing multiple code bases in Git
  • Expertise creating Continuous Integration builds and deployment automation, for example CI/CD Pipelines
  • Expertise building and supporting Cloud Native applications in a major public cloud
  • Expertise implementing observability, application monitoring, and log aggregation solutions
  • Expertise working with cross functional teams to provide DevOps inspired solutions
  • University Degree in a computing related field or equivalent experience
  • Expertise with dotnet, PowerShell, and PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • Bachelor’s degree in a computing related field
  • Microsoft or AWS Certifications

About AvidXchange

AvidXchange is a leading provider of accounts payable (“AP”) automation software and payment solutions for middle-market businesses and their suppliers. By trade, we are a technology company, but if you ask anyone who works here, they’ll tell you our people are at the core of who we are. We focus on creating a culture of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, and are proud to be a safe place where teammates can bring their whole selves to work. At AvidXchange, mindset is everything. We are Connected as People, Growth Minded, and Customer Obsessed. These three mindsets represent our culture – who we are, who we’ve always been, and they guide us to improve every day. Since our founding in 2000 in Charlotte, NC, we’ve created a company of over 1,600 teammates working in one of our 5 offices across the U.S., or remotely. AvidXchange is proud to be Certified™ as a Great Place to Work®. The prestigious recognition is based on anonymous data from our teammates and makes official what our teammates have known for years – that AvidXchange is a Great Place to Work®. 

Who you are: 

  • A go-getter with an entrepreneurial mindset – that means you are not afraid of taking risks, winning big or facing the unknown. 
  • Someone who understands that business is people centric. Connecting with others as humans first allows you to develop mutually beneficial working relationships. 
  • Focused on making a difference for our customers. AvidXchange exists to help solve complex problems for our customers so we can all realize our potential. 

What you’ll get:  

AvidXchange teammates (we call them AvidXers) get the perks and prestige of a publicly traded tech company paired with the flexibility of a founder-led startup. We help our AvidXers develop as professionals and as human beings, providing work/life balance, development programs, competitive benefits and equity options. At AvidXchange, we are building more than a tech company – we are building an experience. We remain committed to a culture where you can fully be 'you’ – connected with others, chasing big goals, and making a meaningful impact. If you want to help us grow while realizing your potential and creating stories you’ll tell for years, you’ve come to the right place. 


AvidXers enjoy:  

  • 18 days PTO* 
  • 11 Holidays (8 company recognized & 3 floating holidays) 
  • 16 hours per year of paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) 
  • Competitive Healthcare 
    • High Deductible Heath Plan Option that has $0 monthly premium for teammate-only coverage 
    • 100% AvidXchange paid Dental Base Plan Coverage
    • 100% AvidXchange paid Life Insurance 
    • 100% AvidXchange paid Long-Term Disability 
    • 100% AvidXchange paid Short-Term Disability  
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Provides counseling services, legal and financial consultations and health advocacy for Teammates and their eligible dependents
    • Onsite Health Clinic with Atrium Health** - available to Teammates and their eligible dependents
  • Retirement 401k Match up to 4% 
  • Parental Leave: 8 weeks 100% paid by AvidXchange*** 
  • Discounts on Pet, Home, and Auto insurance 
  • BrightDime Financial Wellness Tool, offered free to teammates 
  • WeeCare Childcare Service: helps teammates find affordable daycare, childcare, and tutors 40% less expensive than traditional daycare centers 
  • Perks at Work: free discount program that provides teammates the opportunity to save on items from electronics, movie tickets, car buying, vacations, and more 
  • Onsite gym fitness center, yoga studio, and basketball court****
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to the federal maximum of $5,250*****
  • Hybrid Workplace Flexibility
  • Free parking

*Fully granted from beginning of year, pro-rated if hired mid-year 

**Charlotte location only  

***Must be full-time for at least 3 months
****Charlotte location only
*****Must be full-time for at least one year  

Equal Employment Opportunity

AvidXchange is an equal opportunity employer. AvidXchange is committed to equal employment opportunity in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. AvidXchange will not discriminate against applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis. This includes, but is not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age and physical or mental disability. 

Other details

  • Job Family Software Engineering
  • Job Function Software Development Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Professional