DevOps Engineer

OR-Portland
  Position Type : Contract & Remote 

Job Description

The Digital Business Platforms Engineering teams are chartered with the plan & build phases of a wide portfolio of software and applications supporting the business, human capital and finance activities.  With our business model transformation underway (moving from selling perpetual software licenses to cloud-based subscription services), we are making substantial investments in Cloud Based Finance Toolsets, Big Data and Enterprise Data Management. 

The ideal candidate will have experience developing products and systems in AWS and be well versed in modern resiliency and observability practices.   

A thorough understanding of modern cloud-based software development and release practices including CI/CD and SDLC is essential. Experience with and knowledge of e-commerce systems is ideal. 

Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the architecture and implementation of SAAS-based microservices CI/CD, management infrastructure, tools, cloud-based monitoring, alerting and reporting
  • Work closely with quality assurance and software engineers to evaluate/recommend tools, technologies that will accelerate the development, testing and deployment of key solutions that are on-prem and in the cloud
  • Focus on automation, scalability, security and high availability of all applications and processes
  • Work closely with product owners, software engineers, and quality assurance to understand requirements, turning those requirements into operational action
  • Propose, design and develop software applications, tools, libraries as needed in support of devops needs
  • Track incidents, report out on, and participate in active on call activities to help resolve service issues in a timely manner, as necessary
  • Troubleshoot issues with our systems at all levels of the stack by performing deep problem analysis to identify root cause and appropriate resolution
  • Work to reduce manual processes through automation and development of standardized practices for managing systems and services
  • Ensuring cloud-based architectures meet availability and recoverability requirements
  • Track/report out on key system performance indicators and metrics

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years’ experience as a Software, DevOps or Site Reliability Engineer; BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency with at least one modern programming language (Java, NodeJS, .NET, etc) and RESTFUL web services
  • Proficiency with Linux sysadmin tools & practices
  • Knowledge of systems management tools such as Puppet or Chef and concepts of configuration management in a large-scale environment
  • Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (Bash, Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Proficiency with Docker, ELK Stack, Elastic Search, Grafana, Splunk
  • Experience with building, maintaining CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, Docker and modern deployment methodologies
  • Willingness to ask questions, challenge assumptions, hold others accountable, and adapt designs to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Proficiency in building, managing, deploying AWS solutions (EC2, S3, CloudWatch, Lamda, etc.)
  • Able to communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to assess tradeoffs and make decisions collaboratively in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to translate business needs to technical requirements and provide accurate estimates
  • A self-starter and fast learner with a strong sense of ownership that uses successes and failures as learning opportunities
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Experience working with geographically diverse teams
  • You are proactive when it comes to new opportunities, tackling tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You take risks and can make quick, data driven decisions
  • You have a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Angular, ReactJS or similar frameworks; experience deploying NodeJS also a plus
  • Familiarity with Domain Driven Design
  • Development/Testing background would be an added advantage

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