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Platform Engineer

Software Engineering · Seattle, Washington

First Mode is a carbon reduction company developing creative, clean energy solutions for heavy industry’s toughest problems.

We hope you’ll join us in building a brighter future for people and planet.

The Platform Engineer at First Mode will have a unique opportunity to serve as a member of the supporting engineering team for the engineering organization. You will design, build and support internal tools and services, using both on-premise and cloud-based deployments.

You will work closely with the engineering team to support the unique needs of our organization, our projects, and our customers, strategizing, planning, and implementing solutions to ensure optimal performance and functionality of our mission-critical applications. You will use your expertise in a wide range of technologies to successfully support our complex enterprise environment and will mentor and coach other team members to develop their skills.

Position Responsibilities

  • Have experienced one or more complete product life cycles
  • Configuration and deployment of common Linux application servers (e.g. Postgres, Grafana)
  • DevOps experience with embedded-focused software teams
  • Experience developing tooling for supporting Hardware in the Loop testing


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum five years experience in a DevOps, IT, SysAdmin, or comparable position
  • Experience in performing design reviews for proposed architecture as well as reviewing existing architecture and providing recommendations
  • Experience with administering and configuring common DevOps tools (e.g. GitHub, GitHub Actions, Artifactory)
  • Experience with an Infrastructure as Code tooling for managing cloud and on-prem environments (e.g. Ansible, Terraform)
  • Experience with administration of cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google), hybrid on-prem/cloud interoperability, and data migration between environments, with considerations towards Observability and Cost Monitoring
  • Experience writing scripts and develop internal tooling to automate tasks — including configuration management and support of internal custom applications
  • Experience in scripting languages and programmatic tools including Bash, Python, PowerShell, etc.
  • Experience developing procedures and architecture to support a robust cybersecurity and data security posture



  • This position will be located at First Mode’s headquarters in Seattle, WA and will be required to work in office >60% of working hours

Total Rewards

 Base Salary Range: $120,000 - $191,000

     Software Engineer II: $120,000 - $162,000

     Senior Software Engineer I: $141,000 - $191,000


Benefits & Perks

  • Annual bonus incentive
  • Equity-based awards
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) retirement account with a 3% employer contribution from the start of employment
  • Flexible PTO with 12 weeks of supplementary paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits (parking & public transportation)
  • A culture that encourages professional growth with learning and development reimbursements
  • Open and collaborative workspace with free office snacks and lunches
  • Hybrid work model


First Mode is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with First Mode is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.