Platform Engineer

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Posted on: 18 May 2024

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Employment: Full Time


For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear.

Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer.

Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work®.

To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up "The Greenhouse", which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future-proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.

What you'll be doing

- Designing Technical Solutions: Create and design technical solutions that bring to life the vision for application, data and cloud platforms. This involves understanding business requirements and translating them into actionable technical tasks.
- Implementing Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Write scalable Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using tools like Terraform and relevant technologies. Automate platform deployment and management processes to ensure efficiency and consistency.
- Enhancing Platform Automation: Continuously improve platform automation by implementing best practices, enhancing security measures, and optimizing operational processes.
- Writing Code: Develop Python code or scripts to accomplish tasks related to platform management, automation, and integration with other systems.
- Utilizing Cloud Platforms: Work on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and utilize relevant services to deploy and manage platforms effectively.
- Enhancing Observability: Actively utilize monitoring tools for setting up proactive alerts for issue detection and resolution.
- Collaborating with Teams: Partner closely with product managers, architects, and other engineers to ensure seamless integration and operation of platforms.
- Ensuring Quality: Guarantee the quality of platform solutions through proper testing, documentation, and adherence to best practices and standards.
- Continuous Learning: Keep your technical knowledge up to date through training, initiatives, proof of concepts (PoCs), and other learning methods.


What you'll need to succeed

- Python and Bash Skills: Good understanding of Python programming language and Bash for scripting tasks.
- Linux and Networking Knowledge: Experience in Linux system administration and networking concepts to manage platform infrastructure effectively.
- Container Technology: Experience working with container technologies like Docker for containerization and Kubernates for orchestration.
- CI/CD Experience: Familiarity with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines using tools like Gitlab CI or other automation tools.
- Cloud Technologies: Good understanding of cloud platforms, preferably Amazon web services and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including cloud services, infrastructure management, and deployment methodologies.
- Monitoring and Observability: Proficiency in monitoring and observability practices, including experience with tools such as Datadog or similar platforms for real-time performance monitoring, log management, and alerting.
- Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders, translating business requirements into technical solutions.
- Transformational Change: A mindset and drive to deliver true transformational change, embracing challenges and opportunities for innovation and improvement.
- Learning Attitude: Eagerness to learn and grow professionally, staying updated with industry trends, technologies, and best practices in platform engineering.

What we can offer you

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.


The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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