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Senior AWS DevOps Engineer

Job ID : 15062

Job Title : Senior AWS DevOps Engineer

Location : Dallas, TX

Company Name : Oliver James

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $128,000 - $148,000  per year

Job Type : Fulltime

Posted on: 2020-08-05

Required Skills :  AWS Core Services, Elastic Beanstalk, Kubernetes, API Gateway, Lambda

Benefits : No benefits are available

Job Description:

The ideal candidate must have strong understanding of the following technologies: AWS Core Services, Elastic Beanstalk, Kubernetes, API Gateway, Lambda, Docker, Linux, Windows, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Python, New Relic, GitHub, JIRA & Confluence

Primary Job Duties:

  • Provide day-to-day operational support of our applications on AWS
  • Work closely with development teams to integrate their projects into the production and test AWS environments and ensure their ongoing support
  • Be a DevOps champion and work closely with other internal teams to build security, reliability, and scalability into the development lifecycle
  • Provide input on design and AWS-related considerations/options
  • Gain functional knowledge of the applications you support
  • Dive deep into the product stack to troubleshoot as needed
  • Bring engineering automation and productivity tools to streamline and scale applications in the production environment
  • Troubleshoot and resolve application development, deployments and operations issues
  • Architect and implement reliable infrastructure services on AWS, from the ground up, to deliver highly scalable services
  • Serve in an on-call rotation as an escalation contact for critical production issues
  • Improve CI/CD tooling
  • Implement and improve monitoring and alerting
  • Build and maintain highly available systems
  • Implement and maintain monitoring stacks - Experience with New Relic is a plus.
  • Lead and guide the team in identifying and implementing new technologies.
  • Lead the migration to containerization and infrastructure as code
  • Implement security best practices
  • Know standard security practices and identify any potential infrastructure-specific vulnerabilities.
  • Gain deep application-level knowledge of our systems and contribute to their overall design.
  • Work with development teams to enhance, document, and establish processes and generally improve the operability and security of our systems.
  • Improve automation of operational processes (provisioning, replication, deployments, continuous integration)
  • Bring monitoring, alerting, and observability for production and nonproduction issues to the next level

Technical Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience working with AWS core services (EC2, VPC, ELB, S3, CloudFormation, RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, API Gateway, etc).
  • Experience with designing, deploying, monitoring and managing systems on Kubernetes including EKS
  • Very strong scripting and automation skills - you believe you can automate just about everything
  • Hands-on experience with troubleshooting, securing, and improving manually configured AWS
  • environments
  • Experienced with Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and log aggregation at scale
  • Familiar with the concepts of microservice architecture and how those concepts are implemented in
  • AWS with services such as API Gateway
  • Installing, configuring, and managing RDS's such as PostgreSQL and DynamoDB.
  • Experience as a champion of Infrastructure as Code. Able to lead the transformation from manual "hands-on" in AWS to Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience supporting application development teams who work in an iterative-based development environment using Agile/Scrum/Kanban
  • Solid understanding of AWS billing and cost modeling
  • Experience with build & release automation tools and methodologies.
  • Experience with Jenkins is a plus
  • An appreciation for pragmatism and simplicity in systems architecture
  • Intellectually curious - prepared to challenge and be challenged
  • Continuously strive to learn new technologies and look for ways to stay up to date in this rapidly changing industry.
  • Configuration Management experience such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or similar.
  • Strong Linux system administration background.
  • Ability to present and communicate the architecture in a visual form.
  • Knowledge of web design architecture and scalability
  • Problem-solving versatility and resourcefulness.
  • Experience with container systems (Docker)
  • Hands-on experience of working with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, etc.
  • Experience automating AWS configuration, build and deployments using Ansible, Cloud Formation, Terraform.
  • Experience designing and maintaining reliable, high-availability production systems and services
  • Willingness to learn new languages, methods, and technologies
  • AWS Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent, or a Bachelor's in an unrelated field with at least 5 years of professional experience. A relevant Master's degree is a plus.


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