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Sr. Ops Engineer - Linux
Richmond, Virginia
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on May 29, 2020
Job Id #40816 Posted May 20, 2020

Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure smooth operations for our hosted cloud servers and applications
    • Improve and expand our current tools and processes for security, back-ups, monitoring and resource management
    • Research, design and implement new solutions as needed
    • Expand cloud operations for our planned European expansion
    • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation, and execute after-hours product deployments and maintenance
    • Interface with vendors and contractors for outsourced functions
    • Work effectively with Engineering, QA and Operations/IT team members, and identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
    • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of tools and processes

Skills & Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with the following technologies is a big plus:
    • 5+ years of experience with Linux environments, including extensive shell scripting (bash)
    • 2+ years of experience in cloud environment administration (GCP preferred)
    • 2+ years of experience with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
    • Good communication skills: both written and verbal
    • Quick learner, able to work independently and also on a team
    • Ability to reliably deliver results on deadline and quickly adapt to changing requirements
    • Ability to solve critical issues quickly and manage unplanned work efficiently
    • Optional: GCP certified (Associate Cloud Engineer, Professional Cloud Architect)
    • Zabbix
    • GCP (IAM, Security, Compute Engine, Storage, Monitoring, Logging, VPC Network, Network Services, Network Security, Kubernetes Engine)
    • Loggly
    • Qlik
    • Git, JIRA/Confluence
    • Pager Duty

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