DevOps Engineer

Nashville, TN 37203

Posted: 01/25/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: DevOps Engineer Job Number: 48412

DevOps Engineer

Purpose of position:   The DevOps Engineer is a champion of automation.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience with cloud infrastructure as a service offerings.   You will work closely with development teams to integrate their projects into production AWS environments and ensure their ongoing support once there.  You thrive in a challenging environment with complex, distributed systems.  Your background consists mostly of development experience with systems administration knowledge or system administration with strong development knowledge.

Essential Functions: (must be able to perform these functions, with or without reasonable accommodation). 
  • Build solutions to problems that impact availability, performance, and stability in our systems, services, and products at scale.
  • Perform a wide variety of technical and administrative duties in overall systems design, development, and delivery.
  • Work in conjunction with IT, engineering, and business groups to understand functionality, scalability, performance, security, and integration requirements.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the application, systems, database architecture, and the general application functionality used to maintain data integrity.
  • Manage the establishment and configuration of SaaS infrastructure in an agile way by storing infrastructure as code and employing automated configuration management tools with a goal to be able to re-provision environments at any point in time.
  • Develop and implement instrumentation for monitoring the health and availability of services including fault detection, alerting, triage, and recovery (automated and manual).
  • Be accountable for proper backup and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Develop, improve, and thoroughly document operational practices and procedures.
  • Drive operational cost reductions through service optimizations and demand based auto scaling.

Skills, knowledge and abilities: (these are required to enable job holder to perform the essential functions of the job).
  • Strong experience building and maintaining production systems on AWS using EC2, RDS, S3, ELB, Cloud Formation, etc. and familiarity interacting with the AWS APIs. You should be equally comfortable in a traditional datacenter setting.
  • Proficient in high level script languages (Python and/or Ruby) as well as script environments like bash.
  • Deep experience administering Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu) systems.
  • Thorough understanding of configuration management concepts. Experience with tools like Puppet and Chef are a plus but not required – concept over technology.
  • Experience with monitoring, metrics, and visualization tools for network, server, and application status (Zabbix, CloudWatch, ELK, etc.)
  • Experience with hardware and software firewalls, IPS, WAF, and additional security layers (LDAP, SSO, 2Factor)
  • Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment.
  • Experience with RDBMS (MySQL and MS SQL). Bonus points for NoSQL (DynamoDB). Extra credit for MarkLogic experience.
  • A desire to automate yourself out of a job. We will always have new challenges and problems to solve.
  • Understanding of ITIL terminology like incident and problem.
  • Familiar with agile development processes and experienced working with development teams throught the software development lifecycle.

Must have Expert working knowledge of the following technical skills:
  • AWS Technologies:   Cloud Formation, EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, VPC and any other AWS technologies.
  • Scripting Languages:  Bash, Ruby, PowerShell

Must demonstrate expertise the following skills.
  • RDBMS:  MySQL and MS SQL
  • Data Structures:  JSON, XML, YAML
  • Operating Systems:  CentOS, Ubuntu
  • Virtualization Systems:  Docker, ECS
  • Image Automation Tools:  Packer, Vagrant
  • Version Control:  Git or other version control tools.
  • Marginal Functions: (Duties that are likely to be assigned to this person, unless he/she proves unable to perform them after receiving training and/or accommodations that The Company judges appropriate).
  • Assists with Quality Assurance and Client Support as needed.
  • Assists other team members and other development teams as needed.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Requirements:
  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience as a developer or systems administrator or a mix of the two. Prior experience must include building automated deployment and configuration systems using infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and infrastructure-as-code patterns.
  • Bachelors or Master’ s degree in Computer Science or relevant industry experience.
  • Knowledge of healthcare data safety regulations (HIPAA/HiTECH) a plus. 
  • A combination of experience and advanced education may be substituted. Background checks and drug screen required.

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