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Senior DevOps Engineer

Company: West Creek Financial
Location: Glen Allen
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Insight Global is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer for one of our FinTech clients headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. This individual can sit in Richmond or in the Washington, D.C. area and will have the expectation to be onsite at either location 2 times per week. The DevOps Engineer will contribute to the vision by building world-class toolchains and deployment pipelines that will catch potential problems early and promote small, fast, low-risk releases. This person will also maintain and enhance our cloud infrastructure and ensure system availability, performance, and reliability. This is a highly effective team that is empowered and trusted to make continuous improvements and guide our engineering teams to service their own CI/CD. Candidates should possess an engineering background/mindset and will collaborate with many other teams on solutions across our organization and with our partners.

Define cloud infrastructure needs by working with architects and tech leads.

Write code to provision and manage cloud infrastructure for all environments.

Maintain test suites for infrastructure as code.

Maintain our cloud networking, security, CI/CD systems, toolchains, and pipelines.

Design and implement reference CI/CD pipelines.

Select, install, configure or, if need be, customize tools in order to:

Run automated tests

Perform static analysis

Scan binaries/container images for vulnerabilities

Build applications into well-factored, minimal container images

Promote, release and rollback following well-known patterns

Consult with teams on additional quality gates for their pipelines, including:

Integrated smoke testing (aka Base testing)

Load testing (aka Scale testing)

Failover, Fault injection and Resilience testing (aka Chaos testing)

Identify, design, and deliver ongoing improvements to toolchains and pipelines.

Propose and oversee governance standards for CI/CD across delivery teams.

Guide delivery teams on monitoring and telemetry best practices and tools.

Verify deployments for validity, performance, and observability.

Participate in production support efforts and advise on best practices.

Ensure audibility and traceability of source code changes from initial commit through production.


Experience managing Lambda.
Deep knowledge of containerization, service mesh-based architectures, and technologies in this space like Kubernetes, Istio/Linkerd, and/or Docker.

Deep knowledge of delivering, maintaining, and scaling applications in AWS (Azure or Google Cloud experience are fine too).

Deep knowledge of AWS networking, services, and support structures.

Deep knowledge of Terraform for managing AWS applications and infrastructure.

Deep knowledge of scripting languages, CI and CD tools.

Working knowledge of cloud native design patterns.

Working knowledge of Golang, Typescript, Python and/or C#.

Working knowledge of relational/NoSQL databases and distributed caching technologies.

Working knowledge of Serverless Framework for building.

Working knowledge of log aggregation and observability tools.

Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Passionate about Automation, Quality, Reliability, and low-risk releases.

Knowledgeable about industry trends and best practices as they relate to lean software and DevOps.

Aptitude and willingness to teach/mentor others how to use new technologies and tools when necessary.

Keywords: West Creek Financial, Richmond , Senior DevOps Engineer, Other , Glen Allen, Virginia

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