Staff Cloud Platform Engineer

Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Swift Navigation is hiring. Let us introduce ourselves. Swift is changing the way we navigate and understand the world. Swift’s precise positioning technology platform improves location accuracy from several meters to centimeter-level and is used by millions of devices across the globe. Swift’s technology is trusted by users across industries, enabling safer driving, improving efficiency for last-mile delivery and commercial transport operations, increasing accuracy for mobile devices and creating new possibilities for rail, robotics and machine control. That’s what we offer our customers and partners, but it’s the work we do together as a team that is the best part of our days. We collaborate—across the globe—to tackle problems, to pursue our mission and to make a real impact in the world. We are diverse, flexible, supportive and we believe our team is our most important asset and offer a host of benefits and programs to ensure that they know it.

Swift Navigation is seeking a talented Staff Cloud Platform Engineer with a focus on cloud infrastructure to join our dynamic team. As a Cloud Platform Engineer, you will lead the design, development, and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure powering Swift’s cutting-edge navigation solutions. This role requires advanced technical expertise, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of cloud technologies to ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of our platform.


  • Cloud Infrastructure Design and Implementation: Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of scalable, reliable, and secure cloud infrastructure solutions. Ensure alignment with business goals and industry best practices.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the cloud engineering team, guiding them in architecture decisions, best practices, and troubleshooting complex issues.
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Automation: Automate deployment, configuration, and management processes to improve efficiency and reliability.
  • Cloud Operations and Optimization: Oversee day-to-day cloud operations, monitoring system performance, and optimizing resource utilization. Implement cost-saving measures and strategies for efficient resource allocation.
  • Security and Compliance: Ensure cloud environments adhere to security best practices and compliance requirements. Implement and maintain security controls, conduct regular audits, and respond to security incidents promptly.
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery: Design and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions to ensure business continuity. Conduct regular testing and optimization of disaster recovery plans.
  • Capacity Planning and Scaling: Monitor resource usage trends and forecast capacity requirements. Develop scaling strategies to accommodate growing workloads and ensure optimal performance.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software development, operations, and security, to align cloud infrastructure with business needs. Communicate effectively with stakeholders to provide updates and gather requirements.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on emerging cloud technologies, best practices, and industry trends. Identify opportunities for process improvement and lead initiatives to enhance cloud infrastructure efficiency, reliability, and security.
  • Incident Response and Troubleshooting: Lead incident response efforts during critical incidents, conducting root cause analysis and implementing preventive measures to mitigate future occurrences. Provide technical guidance and support to resolve complex technical issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • 6+ years of deep, hands on experience in a platform or Cloud team building and supporting mission critical services and infrastructure in a SaaS environment
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing concepts, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS models, as well as cloud-native services and architectures.

Requirements and Experience

  • Experience working in AWS environments, specifically EKS, IAM, S3, EC2, ECR, ALB/NLB, ASG, KMS and Route53
  • Deep knowledge and experience of Kubernetes/EKS platforms with a focus on ingress, cluster and workload scaling and high availability.
  • Experience defining and provisioning infrastructure with IaC tooling, preferably Terraform/Terragrunt.
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes application deployment tools such as Helm and Kustomize.
  • Proficiency in scripting/programming languages such as Bash, Python and Golang.
  • Experience developing infrastructure provisioning pipelines with CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins, Github Actions, ArgoCD.


We are located in San Francisco, close to public transportation and we are well financed. We offer Flexible vacation, competitive salary, employer covered health insurance, 401(k), flexible spending, HSA. Tech talks, mentorship programs, employee events. Growth and learning opportunities from a tech environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers, executive staff and professionals.

Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status or other defining characteristics. Come join us!

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $135,000 - $198,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49