Platform Engineering Manager (SISW-PLM)

Job Description

Platform Engineering Manager

Home Office: Cincinnati, OH

At Siemens we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future.  We need the most innovative and diverse Digital Minds to develop tomorrow’s reality.  Find out more about the Digital world of Siemens here:

We are looking for an experienced Platform Engineering Manager to lead and drive a team redefining the way Siemens DISW uses modern software engineering principles to implement, deploy, support and operate our software business. This role requires someone who has a clear vision of what an excellent engineering platform can do and is passionate about helping teams utilize it.

You must have a track record of leading sophisticated roadmaps and have demonstrated skills in working both inside and outside the organization to coordinate and influence highly technical teams to deliver & promote a flexible and effective platform for our software engineers. Success will be measured by adoption of this platform by other engineering teams inside Siemens, customer happiness (IE: developers), and several operational metrics.


  • Enable a strong, cohesive and forward-thinking team of engineers with the context, vision, skills and tools required to succeed.
  • Present technical concepts & solutions to internal and external audiences and upper management, persuade and influence others through interpersonal skills.
  • Take ownership for the coordination and development of the team-high-level roadmap, striking a balance between feature-forward work, maintaining a reliable platform and paying off technical debt.
  • Help drive culture change by providing mentorship and by training agile engineering teams in the adoption of DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE).
  • Proactively and continuously drive platform wide quality improvements enabling development groups to move faster; by analyzing key SLO/SLI metrics as well as enabling and adopting a postmortem culture.
  • Develop and implement solutions for non-functional software applications requirements within the engineering platform with an emphasis on leveragability across development teams.
  • Understanding and alignment to operational processes ensuring compliance with industry standards (ISO/SOC2) and internal risk management policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years proven track record in a technical management role.
  • Experience encouraging and developing emerging engineers along with outstanding professionals.
  • Hands-on experience with Containers, Kubernetes, and the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) ecosystem, and operating applications at scale within those environments.
  • Experience working with and operating in AWS, but also a general understanding of other major cloud vendor ecosystems (GCP, Azure, Alibaba).
  • Expert knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices (GitLab ecosystem preferred), Site Reliability Engineering, and Agile/Lean processes.

Desired Experiences:

  • Experienced in the development of an engineering platform (Iaas/PaaS).
  • Desirable to have experience working with applications that have undertaken a microservices transformation.
  • Solid understanding of security standard methodologies and common compliance certifications (IE: SOC2, ISO 27001).


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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