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DevOps Engineer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on April 13, 2021
Job Id #46361 Posted March 22, 2021


  • The DevOps Engineer is responsible for maturing the DevOps mindset within the agile teams using techniques such as Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery to provide quality products with seamless integration across Development, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Operations, and Release Management roles
  • The successful candidate will be a servant leader who develops and supports a learning organization model through coaching, training, and mentorship.
  • The successful candidate will be one that can adapt as necessary for unintended consequences of this change initiative and one that understands the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team. Blogging and community support are a part of this role.
  • Candidates will work in a DevOps team environment and are expected to work on both tactical and strategic assignments.
  • Since the team is very young in its adoption of DevOps principles there is still a fair amount of manual maintenance work.
  • Candidates are expected to handle the manual work while figuring out how to automate it.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • The CDRE Engineering group is responsible for re-imaging IT operations within Tech.
  • We build products using greenfield modern open source tools to build solutions

Ideal Background:

  • Someone who is an independant self-starter, very strong communication and collaboration. Specific past technical skills are less important than their ability to engineer solutions using unfamiliar tools in a new ecosystem that is still developing. Should have 6+ years of experience working in a 90%+ coding role. Experience working on software systems at scale is strongly preferred, but not required. Cloud, automation, modern toolset, and 12-factor app experience will be challenged in an interview. Candidate should be able to write a concise resume that explains what they have done and highlight their area of expertise. This person should bring an opinion and a preferred approach, but be flexible and innovative to work within constraints.


  • More than just being a widget maker - the best candidates are prepared to jump into the deep end, roll up their sleeves, and craft elegant solutions to critical business problems. If a candidate can demonstrate this during an interview, it will set them apart.

Top Requirements:

  • Cloud DevOps experience, Modern API development best practices, Multiple language exposure.

Team and Team size:

  • We form small two pizza teams to stay agile. Developers are encouraged to work beyond their teams to influence the direction as needed. Engineers are responsible for end-to-end ownership of technical solution for products and executing on a prioritized roadmap, while effectively communicating technical hurdles that might encumber said roadmap.

Required Qualifications:

  • 6 years of IT experience on web-based products
  • 4 years of experience working on large scale, multiple team projects
  • 4 years of experience with Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development
  • 2 years of experience in at least 1 high level programming language such as C, C#, C++ or Java
  • 2 years of experience with at least 1 scripting language such as Perl, Python or PowerShell.
  • 2 years of continuous integration experience
  • 1 years of experience with programmatic interaction with NoSQL / SQL / Graph / Table databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Azure
  • Git (contributions on Github++)
  • Scripted environments experience
  • Configuration as code experience
  • Infrastructure experience
  • Site Reliability experience
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experience
  • Blue-green Deployment Strategies and Tactics

???????Interview Process:

  • 1) Resume 2) technical take home 3) video (webex) with 2+ engineers from the team.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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