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Red Ventures' Media and Technology division seeks a proficient, result-driven Platform Engineer with a Security Focus. The ideal candidate should possess profound experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and exceptional problem-solving abilities. The role involves developing cloud-native solutions and liaising with individuals across all levels and teams within our geographically diverse organization. As a Platform Engineer at Red Ventures, you will collaborate closely with development teams, product managers, and our enterprise teams to ensure the security of our brands and products. Beyond technical expertise, the role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to foster a culture of collaboration. You will be responsible for enhancing productivity through process enablement, automation, and tooling, mitigating risks, and achieving reliability at scale.

What you’ll do:

  • Proactively identify and assess security risks and advise technical teams on mitigation strategies
  • Work with the development teams to identify and implement the most optimal and secure cloud-based solutions. 
  • Architect and build continuous delivery automated pipelines for a suite of microservices that are secure by default.
  • Have a passion for automation and resilient systems.
  • Create and manage the engineering build and deployment process across all environments with Github Actions and Native Google Build/Deploy tools.
  • Support a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) environment by executing automated test suites throughout projects.
  • Contribute to team improvement initiatives and projects, including testing tools, process improvements, and test automation to improve security, reliability, maintainability, availability, and performance.
  • Monitor application logs and respond to errors.
  • Look for ways to optimize build times and speed up feedback loops.
  • Identify development methodologies to improve our security best practices and business cadency efficiency.
  • Adaptable and able to learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space.


What we’re looking for:

  • A minimum of three years of GCP experience
  • A minimum of one year of software development experience
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, a must.
  • Knowledge of GCP development, configuration, and deployment
  • Experience with cloud-native networking (VPCs), security practices, and Linux-based operating systems
  • Experience with source control management practices and tools, preferably with Git and Github Actions.
  • Experience with infrastructure as code technologies, preferably Terraform.
  • Experience with configuration as code technologies, preferably Ansible.
  • Experience with container orchestration technologies, preferably Kubernetes.
  • Experience working in Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) environments
  • Experience managing applications running on Linux, preferably Debian-based.
  • Experience administering software and server deployments in an open-source ecosystem.
  • Strong scripting skills (Bash, Python, JS) with the ability to develop tooling.
  • Knowledge of DevOps best practices in an always-up, always-available environment.
  • GCP certification(s) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of software development concepts and experience with Java, NodeJS, and PHP is a plus.


  • Cash Compensation Range: $80,000-140,000k
    *Note actual salary is based on geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 

Additionally, the following benefits are provided by Red Ventures, subject to eligibility requirements.

  • Health Insurance Coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) with match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Bonding Benefit Program

Who We Are:

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and
For more information, visit and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected]

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More Information on Red Ventures
Red Ventures operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Fort Mill, SC, Detroit, MI, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Red Ventures was founded in 2000. It has 4000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees and Daily sync. To see all 73 open jobs at Red Ventures, click here.
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