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Dev Ops Engineer

Universal City, CA 91618

Posted: 04/20/2020 Industry: Back-End Development / Programming, Data Development / Management, Information Technology Management, Network / Systems, Software Development Job Number: 10273

Job Description

The DevOps Engineer Contractor position will be an eager contributor to our Interactive Technology department. In this role he/she will learn about how the Digital business works and how the applications and systems that are maintained contribute to the overall support of both the linear TV network as well as the publishing news desk. The position will report into our DevOps Lead and will oversee supporting our current day-to-day infrastructure needs. In addition to monitoring our current application ecosystem, the role will work to optimize monitoring, enhancing our current Build/Deployment strategies, and automate infrastructure in the cloud.

He/she will also work closely software development team members to understand the needs of our applications. This understanding will allow the software development team to be confident in the downstream code delivery practices created/managed by DevOps. The DevOps Engineer will help manage and monitor EC2, containers, and serverless workflows that are incorporated currently as well as suggest new cloud first design, auto-scaling approaches & orchestration tools. The DevOps engineer will have to understand and manage different AWS Virtual Private Clouds and understand both DNS, security permissions, and the Linux operating systems.

The candidate will need to operate within a ticketing system, Atlassian’ s JIRA, where tickets will be tracked for comments, completion, and documentation. The candidate is also expected to keep/create diagrams (infrastructure, workflow, configuration) on confluence/wiki documents up to date with current state of our ecosystem.

  • Managing infrastructure either datacenter/hybrid cloud/public cloud (5+ years’ experience)
  • Strong Knowledge of Bamboo/Jenkins or similar build/deploy tools (5+ years)
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of AWS services (Minimum 5 years)
  • Knowledge of Chef OpsWorks (hands on experience big plus)
  • Mid-to-Expert level knowledge of Linux operating system, specifically RedHat or CentOS
  • Experience with setup and configuration of Git repositories and administration a plus
  • Application development background is a plus but not required
  • Practical Experience with monitoring tools; Nagios/Nagios XI monitoring is heavily preferred
  • Mid-to-Expert level knowledge of Bash Scripting
  • Senior level experience with CI/CD pipelines – experience implementing or rolling out CI/CD automation a plus
  • Understanding of DNS, Routing, VPNs and Proxy Servers (OpenVPN)
  • Have good understand of Infrastructure security and good security practices
  • Be very familiar with containers, e.g. Docker, ECS
  • Be familiar with Content Delivery Networks - CDNs (e.g. Akamai)
  • Will be required to be part of on-call support which include responding to alerts and taking action on production level issues (events averaging < 1/month) However escalation workflows exist for team assistance as well

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to estimate work and follow up tasks
  • Thorough ownership of issues including maintaining personal/team wiki documentation
  • Transparent updates to the department on the goals/impact/timelines of current DevOps work
  • Ability to work/communicate effectively with different audiences e.g. internal development teams, technology vendors, project managers and department management
  • Be Proactive communication – propose solutions as well as execution plans, capture/display results
  • Take active ownership of tasks that will help increase team velocity while being aligned with the DevOps Lead’ s direction/focus

Location:  Universal City

Role Type: Contract

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