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DevOps Engineer IV
Denver, CO  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on August 14, 2022
Job Id #57339-denver Posted June 28, 2022

Development operations (DevOps) engineers are responsible for the production and ongoing maintenance of a website platform. They also manage cloud infrastructure and system administration and work with teams to identify and repair issues on an as-needed basis, so strong communication skills are important in this position. They are generally expected to work well under pressure with tight deadlines for certain tasks, and a proactive demeanor and friendly disposition are also helpful. DevOps engineers may work with junior and senior engineers, project managers, and executives, as well as administrative assistants, executive assistants, and a receptionist. Hours can be flexible, though they typically work during regular weekly business hours, and they are not usually responsible for customer/client interaction or supervising junior employees. 10+ years of experience.

  • Interviewing subject matter experts and reviewing documentation to identify the key architectural, operational, and functional elements of the application platforms. 
  • Configuring and testing deployment pipelines.
  • Assisting in investigating performance, monitoring, integration, and automation issues.
  • Leading constructive retrospective and debriefing sessions to improve the transition process.
  • Auditing and performing gap analysis of operational process documentation, pulling in technical teams and SMEs and needed, including DR plans, access management policies, SDLC documents, and data flow diagrams.
  • Identifying opportunities for and develop automated jobs to improve application support processes.
  • Aiding in the development and maintenance of configuration standards and platform engineering best practices.
  • Hosting knowledge sharing sessions with the application support team members and their leadership.
  • Assisting the build team by identifying quality gaps posing risks to application security and compliance.
  • Reviewing configuration standards and operational runbook documentation for completion, accuracy, and value.

  • 3+ years as a DevOps engineer and a total of 7+ years in application support.
  • 2+ years supporting applications in an AWS experience.
  • 2+ years supporting applications in a Linux/Unix-based, on-premises environment.
  • 5+ years writing automation scripts using CI tools such as Jenkins, Gitlab CI, or Bamboo. RPA development a plus.
  • Expertise in developing continuous deployment pipelines.
  • Experience working with containers and container orchestration tools.
  • Advanced experience using monitoring tools such as Splunk, AppDynamics, and Datadog.
  • Experience developing content on Confluence using a wide array of macros.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to capture and articulate technical and non-technical details, create process flow charts, and host presentations, retrospectives, and debriefing sessions.
  • Previous experience working in an eCommerce environment supported by an ITIL-structured operations organization is a big plus.
  • A strong, team oriented spirit, and a positive, exuberant personality focused on learning and overcoming obstacles.

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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