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Senior Devops Engineer
Ref No.: 14-00014
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/10/2014
KDS is working with a fast growing start up based in NYC. This company is expanding and looking to hire a passionate DevOp's Engineer who has a flair for a start up environment. Due to high demand for their cutting edge technology our client is poised to double in size. We are working closely with the CTO and Executives to fill this position as it's a critical need!

Title: Senior Devops Engineer
Position: Perm
Location: NYC


We are seeking a team player to join the infrastructure side of Tech, sharing responsibility for growing, updating and maintaining our infrastructure, adding and improving deployment and build capabilities, as well as participating in desktop support with the company at large, when required.

This position will work with the engineering team as part of the infrastructure team to keep our software flowing from concept through operations and our data flowing from our shoppers to our customers and partners.

Requirements for the position
  • Linux shell skills - and of automation with scripting. You know when, and why, to use a 10 line shell script or a python/perl/ruby script with modules.
  • Development team experience - working closely with development teams while also managing production systems.
  • Monitoring, configuration management and deployments - diverse experience in monitoring, trending, configuration and deployment management with software like nagios, new relic, graphite, puppet and friends.
  • CI/CD - will have achieved legit continuous integration and deployment in past gigs, with metaphorical battle scars to relate.
  • Cloud experience - we're currently migrating into AWS from the Rackspace cloud, the ideal candidate will have experience of AWS first.
  • Software engineering savvy - will have knowledge and experience of production environments featuring Python, Ruby or Enterprise Java, this is not a software engineering position, but understanding the moving pieces is key.

Excellent candidates will also have
  • PostgreSQL - specifically demonstrable experience in various replication strategies and can amaze and astound with tales of exciting and painful lessons learned.
  • Git Repo management experience.
  • Desktop support experience across OS X, Windows and Ubuntu.
  • Experience working with vendors such as GoodData, Google Apps, Atlassian and a plethora of monitoring and instrumentation providers.