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API Lead Engineer

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Request Technology - Kyle Honn

Charlotte, NC 28201
Information Technology
Immediate Start
$100k - $125k Annual
Full-Time

API Lead Engineer

*Permanent full time role*

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, maintain and support the Apigee infrastructure
  • Maintain and support the existing API Gateway infrastructure
  • Help establish the model of Platform As A Service (PAAS) for our team
  • automate a lot of the manual task the team work on to achieve the goal of establishing the Platform As A Service
  • Work on the installation of Apigee on the Company AWS on premise cloud in partnership with Architecture and the Cloud Engineering teams
  • Design and implement API Gateway solutions
  • Lead analytical and consulting working sessions to solve technical problems faced by the application teams trying to onboard to Apigee and/or the API Gateway
  • Facilitate DR (Disaster Recovery) exercises to ensure that the team are fully prepared in the event of a catastrophe
  • Lead Capacity Planning and Management activities to ensure that the Apigee platform will be able to handle additional transactions in the future
  • Help troubleshoot and resolve production issues related to the Apigee platform and the API Gateway.
  • Lead root cause analysis session to understand what causes particular issues in Production and come up with solutions that will prevent them from happening in the future
  • Ensure documentation is created and remain updated for Apigee and/or Gateway related work
  • Build relationship with the client application teams to understand their business needs and requirements for the Apigee Platform and also coach them on how to use the platform to the full extent.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills in the API Management and Gateway space (Mainly Apigee).
  • Apigee and/or API Gateway Knowledge - Infrastructure build and maintenance, Gateway setup, Oauth configuration
  • Knowledge on Policy creation/Template development and operational support within Apigee and/or API Gateway.
  • Basic knowledge of Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security; Cloud platforms (Ideally AWS)
  • Infrastructure automation in AWS
  • Ability to create custom policies in Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Python on the Apigee platform
  • Good knowledge of Ansible
  • Ability to write groovy scripts
  • Strong understanding of UNIX operating systems and Shell Scripting
  • Experience with CICD Tools (Jenkins, GitHub)
  • Good understanding of REST API and JSON
  • Knowledge of existing API Testing Tools (Postman, SoapUI, or any equivalent tools)
  • Experience with high availability, load balancing and failover configurations with Apigee
  • Experience in designing and implementing API platform for high traffic API solutions
  • Ability to apply security, throttling, OAuth 2.0, TLS, certificates, KeyStore, and Trust store for the Apigee platform
  • Experience with Apigee Management APIs and integration to the enterprise systems including Infrastructure & Application monitoring, Approval, Authorization and Authentication, Logging, and Continuous integration/Continuous Deploy (CI/CD), and Developer Portal, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or sufficient prior experiences
  • 2 years of experience supporting Apigee as a Platform
  • Basic knowledge of Amazon Web Services
  • Basic understanding of Cassandra and Zookeeper
  • Basic understanding of Python scripts and be able to update them if needed
  • 2 Years of experience with Ansible
  • 1-2 Years of experience with Groovy scripts
  • Experience on implementing Platform AS A Service (PAAS)
  • Great team player and open to collaborate with others across the Company Enterprise
  • Highly engaged and motivated
  • Great communication skills
  • Willing to go the extra miles to get things done
  • Experience working with offshore teams
  • Development experiences with Apigee Edge
  • Knowledge of Systems and Networking - TCP and IP, Switching, Routing, Firewalls, Load Balancing

Reference: 569901342

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