Principal AWS DevOps Engineer

Houston, TX 77007

Posted: 12/07/2021 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Document Management Company Job Number: 2021-61 Pay Rate: Open Type: Remote

Job Description

Document Management Company located in The Heights area of Houston, Texas is searching for a Principal AWS DevOps Engineer to work in their agile cross-functional product team  and own the AWS infrastructure. 

About:

Candidate will be responsible for architecture, design and implementation of platform solutions for their products on AWS.  Candidate will work with key stakeholders and technical leaders to analyze and build cloud platform solutions and processes to deliver highly secure, scalable and reliable services. Candidate will also be responsible for management of operational support and coordination with our internal IT team and also support implementation and maintenance of ISO 27001 / ISMS.

The qualified candidate will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, solid communication skills, a desire to tackle the complex problems and a genuine passion for technology. While the candidate may come from an infrastructure background, the candidate  should be comfortable with writing scripts and basic software code to enhance and streamline your daily activities.

Ownership, keen attention to detail, quality of work and operational excellence are essential qualities for this role. Candidate must be a doer, rolling their sleeves up, working on current problems while thinking about the future strategies.

Must Important Skills:

  • CloudFormation
  • Terraforms
  • S3
  • PowerShell
  • Windows IIS
  • AWS migrations  (MySQL to AWS RDS)

Remote:

Company is open to remote candidates.

Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pharmacy benefits
  • Healthiest You Coverage
  • Long-term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 401-K Plan – 4% match after 24 pay period
  • 3-days PTO
  • 20-days Vacation
  • 8-days holiday
  • 12-weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20-days paid bereavement leave
  • Up to 20-days paid family support leave
  • 2-days volunteer days

Job Requirements

Technical Skills:

  • AWS - CloudFormation, EC2, RDS, Lambda, S3, SQS, SNS, ElasticSearch, CloudWatch
  • NoSQL - DynamoDB, CouchBase
  • Operating Systems - Windows, Linux
  • Database - MySQL
  • Scripting Languages - PowerShell, bash
  • CI / CD - Git, TeamCity, AWS CodeDeploy
  • Other knowledge in RabbitMQ

 Desired Skills:

  • Automation tooling (e.g. Hashicorp products, configuration management)
  • Automated testing
  • Understanding of IaC, shift-left and immutable systems principles
  • Tertiary degree in computer science or related areas
  • ISO 27001/PCI compliance

Other Helpful Skills:

Not all skills are required, but it would be helpful in the job if  you have experience in:

  • Successfully leading a small team
  • Senior technical infrastructure skills in a complex environment across servers, storage and networks
  • Strong AWS experience
  • Comfort working in high-security / high-compliance environments
  • Sound experience with programming and scripting in a server and/or web environment
  • Database administration including enhancing performance and building resilient solutions
  • Understanding of CI/CD concept and best practices
  • JavaScript and/or Lambda function writing
  • Monitoring, logging and alerting of large distributed systems
  • Managing large scale tasks from inception to completion
  • Experience in designing and implementing simple solutions to tricky problems
  • Experience with infrastructure or application automation
  • Experience with maintaining and supporting large scale customer facing environments
  • Good understanding of key web environments and protocols
  • Good networking experiencing with at least basic understanding of IP, network traffic flow, network ports and protocols (e.g. http, https, smtp, ftp)
  • Comfortable with using Windows and Linux command line tools for administration tasks
  • Sound analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good knowledge of security as it relates to cloud-based infrastructure
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for technology and innovation

Responsibilities:

  • Work with key stakeholders to clearly define detailed requirements, plan and prioritize work as per the business needs
  • Design, implement and deploy cloud platform solutions
  • Ensure adherence to high security standards
  • Strive for zero downtime when deploying solutions/services
  • Develop and own processes/procedures for scaling, capacity planning, configuration management, monitoring etc.
  • Provide day to day operational support and perform systems administration tasks
  • Ensure high quality monitoring coverage
  • Identify potential points of failure in the infrastructure/systems and develop a mitigation strategy
  • Drive automation
  • Provide leadership and guidance for DevOps engineers
  • Provide operational support and coordination with our internal IT team
  • Support implementation and maintenance of ISO 27001

Additional Information

  • Candidate must have the proof of the right to work in the United States
  • Unable to provide H1B-Visa Sponsorship
  • Unable to work with third-party vendors on C2C or 1099
  • Relocation assistance is not available

Remote: 

Company is open to remote candidates. 

Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pharmacy benefits
  • Healthiest You Coverage
  • Long-term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 401-K Plan – 4% match after 24 pay period
  • 3-days PTO
  • 20-days Vacation
  • 8-days holiday
  • 12-weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20-days paid bereavement leave
  • Up to 20-days paid family support leave
  • 2-days volunteer days

Resume Submittal:

Please submit your resume to resumes@profoundjobs.com.

Meet Your Recruiter

Marie Mikelson
President | HeadHunter | Technical Recruiter

 

Marie is a native Houstonian and has put her energy in building ProFound’s business relationships. She has specialized in IT and software development recruiting in the Houston area since 1999. You will often hear Marie tell people to “get-into-our-circle” because she knows people, companies and she’s working on new jobs all the time. As a professional networker, Marie practices good habits in business development, recruiting, customer service, working with a sense of urgency to help people. She believes in having a foundation of long term relationships in order to be a successful Business Owner, Recruiter and Business Developer.

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