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Platform Engineer, Containers (Kubernetes, AWS)

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. Thats the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$95,800.00 - $158,000.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

The Travelers Cloud Application Fabric group is seeking an engineer experienced with Native AWS Container Services (i.e. EKS, ECS) and Kubernetes to join our team. The Cloud Application Fabric team will be building out Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service clusters as well as working closely with the Lines of Business to develop clusters, implement new cluster designs and transition applications to the new modern Kubernetes platform, EKS.

Under limited supervision, demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the activities performed related to engineering support, installation and/or operations of infrastructure technologies. Plans at a tactical level and manages the effective use of technology resources for assigned projects and functions. May direct assigned project staff to design, develop and/or implement large, complex technology solutions supporting one or more business and/or technology area. Develops and implements appropriate solutions that may involve multiple platforms, databases, software/hardware technologies and tools. Facilitates and/or participates in the design and development of database systems. Strong ability to multi-task in an environment of constantly changing priorities. This job is a team lead.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops tactics and operational plans in alignment with strategic objectives for assigned technologies and projects.

  • Drives the execution of departmental and corporate programs.

  • Leverages infrastructure technology to develop and/or redesign technology solutions.

  • Builds, leverages, and maintains effective alliances across technical and business community.

  • Interacts with customers to achieve efficient, effective results.

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes according to business priorities and production availability requirements.

  • Seen as a technical expert within service delivery organization (SDO) and consults across SDOs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Designing and implementing native AWS Container Services such as Amazons Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Elastic Container Service (ECS).

  • Providing Kubernetes expertise to the Lines of Business application development teams.

  • R&D for new cloud solutions and components.

  • Integration of cloud solutions with new emerging open standards.

  • On-going maintenance and support of Native AWS Container Services.

  • Support efforts to accelerate applications moving to Amazon EKS and ECS.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field, or its equivalent in work experience, plus five years of experience in Technology required.

  • Alternatively, a Master's degree in CS or a related field and three years of work experience in Technology.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Seven years of experience in Technology preferred.

  • Two years of experience as a technical lead preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of infrastructure technologies such as Network, Database, Server, Storage etc. preferred.

Preferred Certifications

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

  • AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS)

  • Containers and Kubernetes

  • Kubernetes Operators

  • Service Mesh

  • Go Programming Language

  • Terraform HCL

  • GitOps Patterns and Implementations

Environmental / Work Schedules / Other

  • Operates standard office equipment (Frequency)

  • Sitting (can stand at will) (Frequency)

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email ( so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit .

Salary Range
$67,000.00 - $93,000.00
per Year
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Oklahoma City, OK, 73116, US