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Cloud Native Application Engineer

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our team handles the information technology needed to support it.  

Sponsorship is not provided. Direct applicants only -- no 3rd-party staffing. The Senior Application Engineer will be based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; or Cleveland, Ohio exclusively. 

Expedient is looking to hire a Cloud Native Application Engineer to join our Information Systems team. This position will work collaboratively to build systems applications utilized by internal and external customers.This is a fast-paced position that will require a self-starter who is strong in applications engineering and applications development as well as systems engineering.

The Information Systems team is fundamental to ensuring that all Expedient's systems are continuously operating and functioning; this team is the internal backbone of the organization that provides the platforms for continued growth through client billing, CRMs, the client support portal and many other critical systems. 

We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past 6 years and ranked among the Top 3 Managed Service Providers globally.


  • Join Expedient's talented Information Systems team to design, build, maintain and improve web applications and internal/external systems that support the cloud and managed service business
  • Leverage cloud-native technologies to deliver distributed applications using modern platforms and practices such as Kubernetes and CI/CD
  • Work on a high-performance Scrum team to build great tools and have an impact; attend daily stand-ups, contribute to individual project progression as well as assist the team on projects
  • Partner with other members of the IS team to trouble-shoot issues, return systems to proper functions and develop root cause; share on-call duties with other teammates to resolve problems or issues 24/7
  • Keep current on technologies related to Expedient's internal infrastructure, systems, platforms and resources

Required Qualifications:

  • No less than 5, preferably at least 7, years of demonstrated experience in one or more general purpose programming languages (we primarily use PHP)
  • Experience working with MySQL or similar relational database such as PostgreSQL or SQL Server
  • Experience and knowledge of best practices: object-oriented design, SOLID principles, CI/CD, testing
  • Interest and ability to learn technologies and platforms
  • Ability to collaborate effectively
  • Must pass pre-employment screens

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with containers and orchestration: Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience using automation platforms such as Jenkins to manage continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience with other technologies we utilize extensively: Linux, NGINX & PHP-FPM, Git, Symfony, Codeception, JavaScript
  • Experience writing applications which consume and/or provide RESTful APIs
  • Outstanding troubleshooting/problem-solving abilities
  • Comfortable presenting and discussing code in a group setting
  • Strong communication skills


Employee benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off to start; 9 paid holidays; affordable medical, dental, vision insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; 401(k) with a generous match; short-term disability pay and long-term disability insurance; life insurance, plus a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. We place a high value on lifelong learning, and we make education and training available to our employees through a robust, employee-driven tuition and training reimbursement program. We work in a relaxed, forward-thinking environment with a casual dress code and cutting-edge tools and resources for our employees.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.  

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Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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