DevOps Engineer (Senior)

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SENIOR DEVOPS ENGINEER Our client, a business management consulting firm in San Diego, has an immediate need for a Sr. DevOps Engineer, on a full-time regular basis. As a senior member of the DevOps team, you will build and maintain an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure, automation and tooling to support the software development life cycle, and robust monitoring and alerting of our unique restaurant-ordering platform-as-service. Your creativity and skills will directly support a platform that processes millions of transactions for well-known, international brands in the quick service and casual dining industry. You’ll be depended upon to provide innovative approaches to infrastructure as code, continuous integration and continuous deployment. This role demands a motivated and self-directed engineer who embraces challenges and solves problems with detailed execution and follow-through. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Build, monitor and scale our AWS infrastructure to support our platform-as-service
  • Tackle complex infrastructure challenges with scalable automation and CI/CD solutions
  • Work on multiple production-class Kubernetes environments
  • Build custom tools and instrumentation to ensure service availability
  • Implement custom monitoring across the entire application stack, including 3rd party APIs and Point of Sale systems
  • Work with partners and vendors on technical improvements and fixes
  • Constantly research new technology, strategy and techniques that will benefit the team, the company, and its clients


  • Experience in AWS technologies and architectures and understanding of the unique performance and operational characteristics of applications that run there
  • You think of infrastructure as code and prefer automation over manual implementation
  • You have professional experience running containerized applications using Docker and Kubernetes
  • You’re comfortable troubleshooting JVM-based microservices in a high-performance, high-availability environment
  • You can creatively solve complex customer or internal business requirements
  • You are experienced in DevOps programming and you can demonstrate advanced expertise in at least one language such as Groovy, Python, Javascript/Node.js, Go, Bash
  • You understand how technical debt is undesirable and know how to identify and remediate it
  • You understand performance tuning concepts and how they apply to high-traffic web and mobile application environments
  • By habit, you track and document your work and time with tools like JIRA and Confluence, Slack and email
  • 5-7 years of professional experience
  • BS/CS or similar field degree or experience Technologies you are familiar with: We’re looking for ‘jack-of-all-trades’ who has hands-on, professional experience with the following technologies:


  • AWS – Our client is 100% in AWS with a heavy use of VPCs, EC2, RDS, EC, ES, S3, CloudFront, Route53


  • CloudFormation and Terraform for Infrastructure as Code in common practice


  • Linux – command-line and system administration skills are a requirement


  • Jenkins – used for CI/CD, builds, and deployment


  • Kubernetes – production implementation and management in AWS of containerized applications


  • Monitoring – familiarity with industry-standard monitoring tools such as CloudWatch, AppDynamics, New Relic, Datadog, Dynatrace, Sensu, etc


  • Logging aggregation systems such as ELK, Splunk, Graylog, etc


  • Tomcat – Production experience managing Java-based applications


  • HTTP servers and load balancers such as Nginx, Apache, HAProxy, etc


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