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Senior DevOps Engineer – Kubernetes

Hybrid/onsite ~1 day/week west metro, MN

Direct Hire

Must have:

• 2+ years experience setting up Kubernetes; Hands on kubernetes administration, not just deployments as a user

• Git/GitHub experience required

• Terraform experience having created scripts (not just use the scripts to deploy)

• Experience with automation toolsets; ability to write in Ansible and Terraform

• Desire to challenge the team, leverage best practices, and mentor junior team members

Nice to have:

• Rancher experience to deploy Kubernetes

• 2 yrs+ Experience in cloud-based DevOps (AWS preferred)

We are looking for a DevOps experienced professional with strong exposure to using best practices to create CI/CD pipelines on prem and cloud, and to provision production level environments.

The Senior DevOps Engineer will also be responsible to improve automation, platform reliability and help other engineers to deliver environments in a scalable reliable and highly available way.

An ideal candidate is someone that is a self-driven technical resource who is comfortable coding and delivering solutions, as well as driving technical recommendations to peers based on technical analysis and evaluations.

As a DevOps Engineer/Senior DevOps Engineer, you get to:

• Be part of a growing team building innovative solutions within the organization

• Work in a collaborative environment within the team and with peers outside of the team

• Participate and lead in the DevOps culture across development and operations

• Work hands on with Kubernetes, public/private/hybrid clouds and automation languages and toolsets from both a user of Kubernetes, but also as an administrator

• Work with key integrations across the other IT services provided in the organization

• Innovate with flexibility of evaluating new technologies and delivering recommendations to the team

• Automate manual maintenance work using common industry technologies and build pipelines to glue it all together

• Work in a variety of hosting environments including on-prem, private and public clouds

• Deliver “as-code” mentality to the organization

Technical Skills Required:

• Strong Kubernetes administration and Terraform experience (should have good experience building both on premises Kubernetes and cloud based Kubernetes via automation)

• Container image build and ability to build on top of existing images with tools such as packer

• Cloud Computing services, specifically AWS

• Source code solutions, specifically GitHub

• DevOps methods (integration & automation)

• Continuous integration, continuous delivery/deployment tooling such as Jenkins

• Artifact hosting/support of tools like Nexus

• Infrastructure/provisioning tools like Terraform

• Configuration management tooling such as Ansible

• Scripting and markups such as YAML, python, shell and Powershell

• Collaboration tooling such as Atlassian toolset-Jira

• Working within Scrum, Kanban or Lean methodologies

• Good knowledge and hands on experience of Windows and Linux based operating systems

Knowledge, skills and abilities

• Familiar with Agile and DevOps practices, with passion to help improve current landscape

• Experience working with IT Operations, IT Development and IT Service teams

• Ability to demonstrate:

o Kubernetes, container and lifecycle experience

o AWS skillset, automation and best practices

o Knowledge in continuous integration/delivery, software versioning and release management

o Key understanding and experience in common CI/CD and automation toolsets

• Ability to mentor junior DevOps engineers

Qualifications of the DevOps/Senior DevOps Engineer:

• ~8 yrs+ of related work experience in DevOps

• 4 yrs+ CI/CD Tool experience (Jenkins, Nexus)

• Be okay with being part of an on-call rotation for mainly business hours but some after hours

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This serves as notice per Iowa drug testing notification laws; applicants that reside in Iowa are subject to drug testing.

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