Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Commensurate with Experience


Mar 27, 2018

Closing Date

Apr 26, 2019


Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Who we want
    The ideal candidate will be a Linux system administrator coder with hands-on experience supporting highly available production systems. They are passionate about authoring tools to reliably manage infrastructure.
    - Linux systems operations architecture and setup
    - Systems monitoring and alerting strategies and implementation
    - Managing and implementing large scale distributed systems
    - Design, implement and maintain our system provisioning framework
    - Plan and coordinate systems maintenance to ensure minimal customer impact
    - Create operational documentation and troubleshooting guidelines
    - Participation in on-call rotation schedule
    - Implement scaling best practices
    - Design, code and implement automation scripts
    - Design, code and conduct reviews
    Technologies We Use:
    The more of these you know, the better:
    - Environments: Linux, JVM, AWS
    - Languages: Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
    - Persistence: MySQL, AWS Database Services, Cassandra 
    - Systems Operations: Puppet, AWS Cloudformation, Bash
    - Caching: memcached, ehcache, CDN
    - Principles: REST, DRY, TDD, Agile
    Skills and experience necessary for the role
    - Good scripting skills in at least one of (Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, Bash, Javascript)
    - Minimum 3 years administrating production Linux systems in a 24x7 environment
    - Managing distributed systems spanning multiple AWS regions / data-centers
    - Cloud computing (AWS, Rackspace Cloud, GCE)
    - Experience with continuous integration (i.e. Jenkins)
    - Experience with automated systems provisioning (puppet, capistrano, chef, cfengine, rightscale)
    - Solid understanding of common security principles
    - Familiar with version control (SVN, GIT)
    Nice to Haves:
    - Live and breathe performance
    - Distributed database experience, preferably Cassandra
    - Experience with bootstrapping solutions (PXE, kickstart, anaconda, AWS userdata)
    - Open source contributor
    - BS or MS in computer science or related field