Senior Cloud Engineer

Senior Posted 5 days ago
Main Location
Baltimore, MD, United States
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As a key member of the Cloud Engineering team, you are part of a team responsible for ensuring availability, reliability, responsiveness and scalability across all Contrast production services. You are deeply hands-on with our cloud-based infrastructure, Linux systems, automation, monitoring and systems telemetry.

You work with our engineering team to design and build system infrastructure that is automated, elastic, and reliable. The tools you build and provide increase automation, consistency, and confidence in all platforms. Every change to the environment must be checked into Git and deployed. In a teammate, we expect you to challenge conventional wisdom and encourage everyone to have simpler solutions. You are an opinionated teammate that is interested in the products we work on and have a passion for making the Internet a safer place.

Ideal candidates have a background or immense interest in working with: Ansible, AWS, Tomcat/Java, RabbitMQ, Kafka, MySQL, CloudFormation, Terraform, Kubernetes and Restful API development. If you're amazing but missing some of these, apply anyway. Please include a link to your Github or BitBucket account, as well as any links to some of your projects if available.

  • Ability to harness all that AWS has to offer - you'll be spinning up new scalable environments quickly and keeping our AWS accounts tidy and efficient.
  • A passion for working with AWS Lambda gets you an extra cookie each day!
  • A passion for working with AWS IAM gets you extra milk to go with the cookie!
  • A love of New Relic, ThreatStack, SumoLogic and any other telemetry available
  • A high degree of familiarity with Linux containers and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes or Nomad
  • Strong understanding of HTTP, REST, networking concepts and global load-balancing
  • A passion towards automation – a key team goal is to reduce daily toil through automation
  • Work cross-functionally within a service team and be a core contributor in every significant engineering solution that is delivered
  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack
  • Participate in on-call rotations, along with every member of the engineering team
  • Solid understanding of system design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs
  • Solid programming and troubleshooting skills. You may be called upon to help with systems written in Java, Go, Python and Node.js. You won’t be expected to know everything, but we are looking for people who can dig through a codebase for debugging and commit tactical fixes as needed.
  • You have 5+ years in technology with at least three in a Cloud Engineer, DevOps or SRE role.
  • You can work from our office in Baltimore each day, but we would consider candidates that are based in Austin, TX or can work from our Los Altos, CA office each day as we have staff in those markets.
  • You’re a storyteller with compelling stories about that time you learned something new in order to solve a problem for your company, and stories about the times you helped your team mates skill up
  • You have powerful stories about the failures and mistakes you’ve made and the lessons learned. You share them as cautionary tales with your team mates.
  • You love to code and deploy at scale.
  • You have a desire to make the Internet a safer place.
  • You had a passion for tools like Ansible and Cloudformation, but are moving on to tools like Terraform, Kubernetes and Helm.
  • You approach problems from a product perspective, thinking through how the user will interact with what you're building.
  • You have strong communication skills. You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need. You write things down so you/someone else on your team can do them.
  • You're a problem solver. You believe the best work is the result of finding the simplest solution to complex challenges. We see simplicity as the greatest expression of intelligence and responsibility.
  • You see the big picture. You understand how the code you write interacts with systems and services, both internally and externally.
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