Principal DevOps Engineer


New York, NY

Industry: Market Research


5 - 7 years

Posted 256 days ago

  by    Julie Bolbas

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Our client is looking for experienced DevOps Engineers who can help us build a DevOps culture, with infrastructure automation owned by the whole engineering team. Our work is in optimizing advertising and programming for the television and video industry, so our needs around infrastructure are data heavy. We have particular security and compliance needs because we handle third party data.

We do have a product cycle, and your work will support that, but we are looking for someone who enjoys substantial autonomy in planning their work, identifying the long term and non-product work that needs to be done (ideally before it needs to be done), so that our product work is efficient.

Current projects we have on our plate include:

Splitting our data warehouse to better protect our data

Evolving our approach to ETL (are we going to stick with our in house workflow manager for new work?)

Bringing our existing infrastructure under source control (so far in terraform and salt)

Unifying our infrastructure monitoring

Future work is likely to include moving to containerised services in place of managing differentiated servers, optimising our use of Elastic MapReduce, and building out the infrastructure for truly isolated testing and development environments

Role and responsibilities:

Manage existing Infrastructure

Implement and maintain infrastructure automation

Ensure adequate monitoring

Disseminate skills, best practices, and incident response protocols to the engineering team (with as much management support as you want)

No direct people management responsibility (for now, but tell us if youre interested)

Able to estimate effort and tasks that go into work

Able to communicate the need for infrastructural changes

Able to build up skills in the rest of engineering

Able to prioritise the minimum valuable work

Able to avoid creating technical debt

Comfortable voicing opinions, and surfacing problems

Comfortable participating in team discussions

Comfortable telling management about problems


Qualifications and educational requirements

5years experienceworking directly on DevOps

Really understands whats happening inside computers when code is executing or data is moving (for example the dynamic behaviour of garbage collectors in practice)

Preferred skills

Experience building and scaling production application infrastructure

Experience with continuous deployment in Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, etc.) or another IaaS provider

Comfort with scriptinglanguages like Python, Ruby, etc.

Experience with:

Terraform and SaltStack or another automation tool like Chef or Puppet


Batch workflow orchestration

Streaming ETL technology

$120K - $140K