DevOps Engineer

Job Description:

DevOps Engineer Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a DevOps Engineer for an opportunity in the Boston, MA area. The specific focus for the DevOps Engineer will be on automation and optimization of the development and platform management lifecycle. Successful candidates should have knowledge of best-practice security and networking techniques for an Internet-facing system.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish continuous delivery pipeline to fully automate deployment of the highly available, mission critical cloud platform that supports connected products
  • Create scripts and templates to build cloud-based development systems for our software engineers
  • Build tools for deployment, monitoring and operations. Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments
  • Work with platform architects on software and system optimizations, helping to identify and remove potential performance bottlenecks
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant technologies, plug into user groups, and understand trends and opportunities to ensure we are using the best possible techniques and tools
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes
  • Create self-service capabilities for developers to write and manage microservices
  • Automate provisioning and monitoring of a global deployment of microservices
  • Configure and administer our API developer portal and API gateway
  • Configure and administer authentication with various identity providers
  • Implement security policies according to industry best practices
  • Handle variable load patterns and rapidly increasing demand through elastic system design

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery principles and practice
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration and scripting
  • Extensive experience with a public cloud provider, ideally Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with automation and configuration management using Ansible, or an equivalent
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
  • Amazon Web Services certification highly desired
  • Strong experience with SQL and NoSQL data stores
  • Software process automation with popular scripting languages (PHP, Python, Node.js, and/or Ruby)
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available mission critical service
  • Experience developing code in at least one high-level programming language
  • Experience in automation and testing via scripting/programming
  • Understanding of Agile and other development processes and methodologies
  • Source, build/release, and configuration management in a continuous integration & delivery environment
  • Application performance analysis and monitoring
  • Research & investigative skills highly desirable
  • Technology vendor management highly desirable
  • 5 or more years working in DevOps, software development, or network management
  • Two or more years’ experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the seventh consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 26 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.

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