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2015-07-03 09:51


As a DevOps Engineer, you will be working alongside our existing operations teams, your primary function will be to enable DevOps support for our products by writing automation specs, procedures and tools in order to move us to a fully automated environment. There is also an internal element to the role involving the evangelization of application development teams and driving improvement in the way we service our platform through automation and repeatability.

To enable the successful interaction with developers around their applications and environments, you will have a full understanding of our full product portfolio and be able to enable best practices which will be shared across the team. Secondary functions will be to provide training on your specs and configuration management best practices to other engineers.

Candidates must work well within a team environment, and have strong documentation skills.

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer that has experience operating in a distributed, highly available, multi-tenancy environment. The candidate should have solid knowledge of Linux Systems with an innate ability to troubleshoot issues in a complex, multi-tier architecture. We are looking for an individual that wants to be part of our infrastructure/development process. You will be able to provide input on the future execution of environments with a strong emphasis on security, scalability and resiliency.

Qualifications / Necessary Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Solid Systems Engineering and Operations experience
  • Excellent system-level design ability
  • Solid knowledge of Linux systems
  • Familiarity with data transfer protocols (http(s), REST, SOAP, thrift, etc)
  • Scripting/development expertise with Ruby, Python, Perl / Shell
  • Core IP services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, NTP)
  • Advanced experience with storage subsystem technologies
  • Understanding of distributed file systems
  • Experience with one or more of:
    • Private Cloud virtualization (OpenStack, VMware)
    • Public Cloud virtualization (AWS, RackSpace, etc.)
  • Experience with standard web platforms (PostgreSQL, nginx, HAProxy)
  • Experience with Networking (L2/L3)
  • Experience with configuration management systems (chef, puppet, cfengine, etc)
  • Experience with network monitoring systems (nagios, zabbix, zenoss, sensu, etc)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with open source VoIP platforms (asterisk, FreeSWITCH)
  • Understanding of any of the following technologies:
    • Ceph
    • Docker, or any other container technology
    • Mesos
    • Kafka
  • Understanding of message queuing systems and protocols
  • Understanding of Column Family Datastore (cassandra, hbase)
  • Security compliance history
  • A mechanical keyboard

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related technology discipline or equivalent
  • 3-5 years experience in complex cloud environment
  • Prior experience in an internet-facing technical operations role with SLA obligations
  • Ability to successfully work with Cloud systems (Rackspace, EC2)
  • Strong scripting ability in Lua, Perl and/or Python
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