1+ months

Senior Staff DevOps Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
Senior Staff DevOps Engineer
Valassis Digital is seeking a highly motivated Senior Software Engineer to develop tools and solve technical challenges for our Engineering Teams. This crucial role encompasses both new development and operational problem resolution for a high volume, highly scalable system. The Senior Software Engineer will work with other talented engineers to leverage exciting new technologies in solving a variety of complex challenges.
Our applications drive delivery to millions of consumers, and we work with many next-generation infrastructure services so your adaptability to learn and grow is critical. The ideal candidate has solid coding skills with a deep knowledge and love for Linux based systems.  You thrive in a highly technical role where the challenges are as diverse as they are abundant. If you have this unique combination of development and operation skills then you may be our perfect candidate!
About DevOps at Valassis Digital
We see DevOps as a process in which we work closely with the engineering teams to create, implement and support the various continuous delivery pipelines.  We use metrics and KPIs to drive our decisions and we are looking for someone who can leverage their expertise in this area.  We want you to use code to automate our environment, build resilient systems, and create repeatable processes.  You will help us grow and we will help expand your skill-set in a fast paced agile environment. 
We are looking for someone who is highly driven, results oriented technical professional that has the ability to see problems before they happen, can communicate at all levels, and who knows how to figure it out.  At all times, the ideal candidate just gets stuff done and has fun doing it.
Experience: You have strong experience programming and writing code to help automate systems and build tools with a solid background in highly scalable distributed systems.
Technical chops: You are a strong programmer who enjoys using your skill to solve complex operational issues. You understand whats involved in Docker-izing applications and running them at enterprise scale. You are comfortable managing infrastructure supporting Kubernetes both on prem and in the cloud in a fast paced distributed team and environment.
Productive: You have a passion for automation and finding repeatable patterns to make engineers lives easier.
A Team Player: You enjoy collaborating, learning from or teaching others so we can all become better engineers.
Key Responsibilities
  • Coding tools to automate deployment, monitoring, management, and incident response across our widely distributed production infrastructure
  • Develop, Enhance and Maintain our infrastructure codebase
  • Work closely with engineering to create, grow, and accelerate delivery of our solutions in a repeatable way
  • Drive automation of monitoring to gain more insight into applications and system health
  • Diagnose and support complex systems
  • Provides Linux systems administration support to the Engineering Team
  • Participate in on-call escalations to troubleshoot customer facing issues
General Competencies
  • Experience with DevOps concepts and techniques
  • Solid understanding of agile methodologies, working in small teams, continuous integration and delivery
  • Strong programming background with a good understanding of core software design principals
  • Very strong Linux experience in a highly-available production environment
  • Define and document current and future configuration processes and operating procedures
  • Strong experience with writing and designing efficient and maintainable software (Algorithms, Data Structures, OOP design, Big O)
  • Strong experience with various programming languages (e.g. Java, C#, Python, Go, Bash, PowerShell)
  • Strong experience with infrastructure automation frameworks (Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt)
  • Strong understanding of architectural requirements and development processes involved in building reliable, robust, scalable data products and pipelines
  • In-depth knowledge of automating widely distributed systems
  • Experience with Docker and container management frameworks (Kubernetes, Mesos, Rancher)
  • Experience with various build automation tools (e.g. Jenkins, Gitlab)
  • Familiarity infrastructure monitoring software systems (Nagios, Zabbix, PagerDuty, VictorOps)
  • Familiarity with SQL and relational databases (Postgresql, MySQL)
  • Understanding of DNS and networking
  • Experience  with Windows server infrastructure is a plus
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service.
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Friendly and approachable personality
  • BS in Computer Science (Required)
  • Developer level coding skills coupled with Linux SysAdmin level abilities
Valassis Digital is a leading digital marketing intelligence company, providing a best-in-class data management platform and online and offline targeting capabilities that fuel superior display advertising and expanded media offerings, such as in-store campaign solutions, for advertising clients. Through proprietary technology, Valassis Digital creates meaningful marketing and advertising impact for businesses from planning, delivery, and attribution. Valassis Digital taps into meaningful, actionable insights that drive better campaign performance.
Valassis Digital offers a generous total rewards benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k matching, long-term cash incentives program, and PTO allowance. A wide variety of additional benefits like life insurance, employee assistance and pet insurance are also available!


Posted: 2020-10-29 Expires: 2020-12-26

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