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Principal Engineer- Infrastructure Product Engineering

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 27489BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2024

$129 - 194k


The following position is now available in the Infrastructure Platform Engineering area of Publix Technology:

  • IS Principal Engineer I

The Instructure Platform Engineering Team is responsible for defining, developing, implementing, maintaining, and advising on the effective use of the Publix VMware based technology solutions to maximize their value. This position will play a key active role towards those efforts with a focus on mentorship, knowledge sharing, and technical visionary stewardship. Some examples of platform engineering tasks include:

  • Software and hardware installation, configuration, integration, and support
  • Project design and architecture
  • Systems and network management activities
  • Problem determination, resolution, and prevention
  • Systems security, vulnerability remediations, and regular audit tasks
  • Facilitate project team participation, provide technical steward leadership, and foster a culture of shared growth through mentorship & collaboration.
  • Maintain new technology awareness through self-driven research & practical proof of concept efforts with an end goal towards systems integration of current and future Publix technology state.
  • Maintain vendor relationships while extracting maximum value for Publix with effective time utilization.
  • Create, review, collaborate, and update documentation for internal and peer customers.
  • Develop and iterate automation processes, self-service portals, and monitoring tools to ensure consistency, maintain deployment velocity, and increase efficiencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or analytical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum six years of experience implementing, supporting, and migrating core VMware technologies including vCenter, ESXi, VSAN and NSX
  • Minimum four years of experience implementing and supporting VMware Cloud Foundation product stack such as Aria, vROPS, vRLI, SDDC, LCM, vIDM, SRM, and vRNI
  • Minimum six years of experience implementing, supporting, and migrating Windows Server & Red Hat operating systems in a highly segmented and secure virtual infrastructure
  • Minimum six years of experience with HPE and DELL hardware vendor product stack
  • Minimum six years of experience with platform-related dependencies to include server, containers, NAS/SAN, hyperconverged solutions, core network design concepts, and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Minimum six years of experience with various infrastructure platform management tools, such as Hyper-V, HPE ILO, SCCM, SCVMM, vCenter, HPE OneView, DELL Open Manage, VMware Skyline, etc.
  • Minimum three years of experience leading large projects from requirements through implementation.
  • Minimum three years of experience with scripting, such as PowerShell and PowerCLI
  • Minimum three years of experience with Automation and Development Operations, such as Terraform and Ansible Automated Platform

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in managing, capacity planning, supporting, and migrating guest virtual machines of various guest operating systems.
  • Experience in operational automation technologies, such asVRA, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Orchestrator or SCCM OS Deployments
  • Good understanding of traditional waterfall Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC), SCRUM, and Agile methodologies
  • Experience working with vulnerability management tools and remediation activities
  • Experience working in a process structured environment which includes Change Management and Disaster Recovery Preparedness
  • Solid understanding of the functional and operational practices necessary to operate in a highly available, highly secure, and highly regulated environment to meet business, security, and compliance requirements


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

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