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Lead Software Engineer
Plymouth, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on August 1, 2021
Job Id #48920 Posted July 9, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Develop an open source enterprise platform to enable event-based self-service automation and remediation of incidents.

Ideal Background:

  • Multiple programming languages, but recent experience and emphasis on Python, familiarity and use of open source platforms, experience mentoring junior resources


  • Experience in infrastructure automation.

Top Requirements:

  • a. 4+ years of experience in Python
  • b. 4+ experience with DevOps tools such as GitHub, GitLab, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins
  • c. 7+ years experience in a variety of modern programming languages (GoLang, Perl, JavaScript, C/C++, etc)

Team and Team size:

  • 1 PM, 4 developers, 1 sys admin

Top Responsibilities:

  • Develop event-based integrations between vendor tool APIs and automation frameworks, both for legacy as well as cloud environments
  • Create and executes against a plan to develop, launch, and maintain off the shelf and proprietary automation tools/frameworks that can be consumed by internal infrastructure teams
  • Review project objectives and determine best technology for implementation
  • Work with internal and external developers to create code standards and best practices and ensure they are adhered to
  • Identify opportunities in business processes, system capabilities and delivery methodologies for continuous improvement as applicable
  • Provide ongoing expertise to operational support groups (e.g., Systems Support) in order to address identified application problems/issues, as requested, and help to provide root cause analysis
  • Support, design and improve on monitoring, alerting and tooling/framework efforts
  • Ability and willingness to augment current expertise with new open source or targeted vendor technologies

Skills/attributes Required

  • 7+ years or more of full lifecycle development experience
  • 4+ years of experience in Python
  • 2+ years exposure/experience with RESTful APIs
  • 4+ experience with DevOps tools such as GitHub, GitLab, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins
  • Experience in a variety of modern programming languages (GoLang, Perl, JavaScript, C/C++, etc)
  • Proven track record of coaching / mentoring junior development resources

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • VM and container platform experience (VMWare, K8s, Docker, Openshift)
  • Experience with infrastructure automation using Orchestration Tools (i.e. StackStorm)
  • SDLC experience in an Agile environment
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Knowledge of and experience with Splunk or TIG stack
  • Knowledge of and experience using public cloud providers (AWS, Azure)
  • Software architecture concepts
  • Network familiarity
  • System admin experience (Windows & Linux)

Working Time:

  • Standard 40 hour work week, 9am-5pm

Interview Process:

  • How many rounds? 2
  • Video, phone, or in person? Video

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