Amazon Web Services (AWS) Production Operations Engineer via Stack Overflow

May 30th 2018

Position Summary

The Operations Engineer will be responsible for supporting highly reliable, high performing and secure operations for n-tier SaaS applications, comprising both UI and data integration components and for provisioning and administering the R&D AWS environment. The person in this position will work closely with the Cloud Development team maintaining a “DevOps” culture. This position reports through R&D IT leadership, but will be a key contributor to Cloud Development and Product Support teams. 

We are looking to add to our "engineering" team. "Engineering" for us is a truly jack-of-all-trades. Team members wear many hats. We don't like folks to say "I don't know how that works or how to fix it".

Having said that, we need a junior level person who have been working in day-to-day operations of AWS and using "glue" (e.g. scripts/scripting) to effect their goals. On the sysadmin aspect, this person needs to be proficient in Linux system administration. The goal is day-to-day operations / changes to our AWS automation (e.g. Ansible and Python).

Essential Functions

  • MACs (moves, adds, changes) to existing Ansible playbooks and libraries
  • Work with development teams to effect MACs
  • Maintain and troubleshoot an existing large AWS fleet of resources
  • Maintain and troubleshoot AWS Linux, Fedora Linux and mainstream OSS technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache, etc)
  • Participate in engineering-on-call rotations for first responder and escalation tiers
  • Participate with the engineering team or a cross function team for production incidents

Skills & Requirements

  • Day-to-day working knowledge of these AWS resources
    • AWS IAM
    • AWS Route53
    • AWS RDS (Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Proficiency in Linux system administration, to include:
    • Fedora / AWS Linux (RHEL based or compatible)
    • BASH / Python scripting
    • Configuration/maintaining/debugging the most common Linux daemons (Apache, haproxy, sshd, iptables, etc)
  • Debugging cloud based deployments
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