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Sr. Engineer – Platform Engineering

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29040BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jun 04, 2024

$93 - 140k
Full Time - Regular


Please note, this is a hybrid position requiring 8 days per month on-site in Lakeland, FL.

Welcome to Publix Technology, the award-winning technical group for Publix Super Markets, Inc., the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Our technology teams of 2100+ associates provide innovative, modern solutions to nearly 1400 retail stores and 200,000+ internal team members across 8 states. We offer positions at all levels – summer internships, individual contributor roles, to technical leadership across a broad range of technical disciplines. So, whether you are interested in IT security, platform engineering, architecture, software development, or infrastructure – we have a career path for you! See for yourself why Publix Super Markets, Inc. is a constant on Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work list.

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 implementation, security, administration, and iterative automation.


  • Software and hardware installation, configuration, integration, and support Systems and network management activities
  • Problem determination, resolution, and prevention
  • Systems security, vulnerability remediations, and regular audit tasks
  • Facilitate project team participation, provide technical excellence, and foster a culture of shared growth through collaboration & shared responsibility.
  • Maintain modern 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
  • 2+ years of experience implementing, supporting & upgrading, securing, and migrating core VMware technologies including vCenter, ESXi, VSAN and NSX
  • 1+ years of experience utilizing VMware Cloud Foundation product stack such as Aria, vROPS, vRLI, SDDC, LCM, vIDM, SRM, and vRNI.
  • 2+ years of experience implementing, supporting, and migrating Windows Server & Red Hat operating systems in a highly segmented and secure virtual infrastructure.
  • 2+ years of experience with various hardware vendors product stack
  • 1+ years of experience leading medium to large projects from requirements through implementation
  • 1+ years of experience in Infrastructure Automation using scripts and tools such as PowerShell, Terraform and Ansible

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with various infrastructure platform management tools, such as vCenter, HPE OneView, DELL Open Manage, VMware Skyline, etc.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting VMware Cloud Foundation product stack such as Aria (vROPs), vRLI, SDDC, LCM, vIDM, SRM, and vRNI.
  • Experience in managing, capacity planning, supporting, and migrating guest virtual machines of various operating systems.
  • Experience with platform-related dependencies to include server, containers, NAS/SAN, hyperconverged solutions, core network design concepts, and hybrid cloud solutions.
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and executing operational automation technologies, such as VRA, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Orchestrator or SCCM OS Deployments
  • Good understanding of various System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies including traditional waterfall as well as agile methodologies (i.e., SCRUM, Kanban, etc.)
  • Experience working with vulnerability management tools and remediation implementation & tracking 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 plan
  • 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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