2363 Senior DevOps Engineer

Location: Portland, OR

Our client is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer with a proficient background using AWS and Linux, along with having very strong communication skills to lead, mentor, and collaborate with others. And for an Ops role they offer excellent work life-balance as you will *not* be required to be on-call in this role. We would love to talk with you so please send your resume to Further, we value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thank you!

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
What we are looking for:
A highly experienced DevOps Engineer / Systems Administrator with a proven track record of maintaining internal, private, and public cloud infrastructures. We need someone who is capable of defining processes and creating configurations that adhere to industry best practices. You will be the senior engineer on our DevOps team leading our efforts to support our development and operations teams. You will report to the IT Manager but work with teams across the company.

Our ideal candidate will:
-Deploy and maintain network infrastructure in AWS to support the business and engineering needs
-Perform system upgrades and patches
-Automate and administer data backup and recovery activities
-Define and implement disaster recovery procedures
-Define, share and ensure that system administration and security best practices are followed
-Establish processes and systems to monitor the health of all systems
-Ensure development teams are supported in their efforts to deploy software in a timely and high-quality fashion
-Review infrastructure costs, contracts with vendors and assist in negotiating services
-Create tools and processes to optimize and maintain systems
-Document network architecture, policies and procedures
-Ability to work in a highly collaborative team
-Ability to embrace change and work in an iterative development environment
-Mentor peer engineers to build team knowledge

Required Experience:
-3+ years of experience in AWS environments:
---CodeBuild and CodeDeploy
3+ years of hands-on Linux administration (CentOS, Amazon Linux, etc)
-2+ years of hands-on experience with Database technologies (Postgres, MySQL, Aurora, etc)
-1+ year experience in implementation of security requirements for compliance (SOC II, PCI, HIPAA, etc)
-1+ year hands-on experience with a Puppet environment including: administration, maintenance and deployment
-Expertise in security best practices for internal networks and cloud deployed systems
-Expert level scripting with Unix Shell
-Hands-on experience and expertise with some of the following:
---Network administration
---MySQL and Postgres administration inclusive of backups, recovery and scaling
---Ruby, Python, or another scripting language
---GitHub or another version control software
---Jira and Confluence
---Automated infrastructure testing (Test Kitchen, InSpec, ServerSpec, etc)
---Automated configuration management and deployment tools (Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, etc)
---Orchestration, containers and other VM-related technologies
---Large data storage and processing with Cassandra, Hadoop or other distributed data stores.
-Familiarity with Agile development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban
-Hands-on experience or familiarity with security related technologies and best practices
-Experience with monitoring and alerting deployment and administration highly desired
-Experience in a non-management, technical leadership role over a peer group of System Administrators or Operations Engineers
-Effective time management required
-Great communications skills are key for this role