Lead DevOps Engineer

ePocrates   •  

Watertown, MA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 269 days ago

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Position Summary:

You will be part of a team that will create and support the polyglot Data Fabric underlying our next generation platform. You will contribute to the design/development/support and operational management of a wide variety of state of the art data store/processing technologies such as Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Postgres, Redis, Kafka, Neo4j, and others.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Technical Execution

  • Automate and streamline the operation of our pre-production and production data stores
  • Contribute to the development and support effort required to expand our data store product offering to new storage engines.  
  • Develop procedures and software components that support deployment, monitoring and ongoing operation of our client’s data stores.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments
  • Establish plans, procedures and practices to support a growing client base across a multitude of data store types
  • Monitor data store growth and usage patterns to predict and prevent production issues
  • Proactively identify and propose new, alternative technologies in order to create scalable implementations and achieve results.
  • Estimate the size of development tasks in story points; challenge others during estimation
  • Provide high level T-shirt sizing for the work required to build smaller software components and services
  • Understand and follow coding conventions, architectures, and best practices; hold other members of the team accountable for doing so
  • Write, debug code needed to create, deploy and operationalize and support our client’s data storage engines.
  • Participate in team member interview process as needed and influence final hiring decisions.
  • Scale systems to meet business demand
  • Deploy systems to meet availability targets (HA/DR)
  • Adhere to DOD (story definition of done) as part of the sprint, including unit tests, functional testing, code reviews, no regressions, bug fixes, documentation and adhere to best coding practices
  • Perform peer code and design reviews in order to ensure quality standards.

Contributions to the Team

  • Act as the subject matter expert of one or more data storage/processing engines such as Postgres, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Redis, Kafka, Neo4j, etc…
  • Participate on agile teams following practices outlined by team
  • Take ownership of and support the product in production after the release; consider stability, scalability and performance as success criteria
  • Contribute to agile ceremonies to improve team performance
  • Participate and contribute to scrum meetings i.e. daily stand-up, sprint planning, readouts and retrospectives
  • Drive self-organization; help determine how the team functions in collaboration with your peers

  Cross functional Coordination and Communication

  • Work collaboratively across the Technology and Product organizations to ensure alignment towards business goals
  • Collaborate with members of product and UX teams to design solutions
  • Builds strong relationships with cross-functional team members and business stakeholders
  • Share business and technical learnings with the broader engineering and product organization, while adapting approach for different audiences

Education, Experience, & Skills Desired:

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering and/or IT operations role
  • Ability to code and script
  • Experience with systems and IT operations
  • Experience in an Agile environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Software engineering skills and/or IT operations skills.
  • Background in computer science or equivalent preferred
  • Experience configuring and operating 1 or more RDBMS or NoSQL database (eg. Postgres, mySql, Cassandra, Elastic Search, Redis, Neo4J, MongoDB, etc…)
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux, Big Data, SQL, NOSQL, and various other technologies
  • Use of Kafka, Spark a plus
  • Experience with containers such as Docker on AWS or Azure

Behaviors & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment, while producing quality code
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team with a wide range of experience levels
  • Ability to prioritize both individual time and the time of the team
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills that encourage growth for more junior members
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable
  • Ability to collaborate with business owners to understand and refine business requirements
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate ownership of an area of athena’s technology
  • Passion for data and data storage technologies