DevOps Engineer

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the VP of Technology, the candidate selected will provide technical leadership and mentoring to the Pace Interactive team in support and extension of Amazon AWS and other Cloud providers as required. The selected candidate will be required to design, manage, test, document, deploy, secure, monitor, scale, support and sustain the 24/7 AWS architectures. The selected candidate will also be responsible for participating in scheduled detailed information gathering sessions with the development and support teams to provide feedback on direction and impact on the infrastructure.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Work with the Application Developers to collaborate on infrastructure development
  • Advanced system administration skills in support of Linux (CentOS) including deep scripting and troubleshooting
  • Develop and support configuration management code (Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation)
  • Manage and support monitoring and alerting platforms (DataDog, Uptime, Site24x7)
  • Manage and support software versioning repositories (Subversion, GitLab)
  • Manage and support web server applications (Nginx Plus, Apache)
  • Manage and support build and deploy tools (Jenkins, TeamCity, Rundeck)
  • Manage and support Incident Management platform (OpsGenie) and be primary contact in on-call rotation
  • Manage and support Issue Management platform (Jira)
  • Manage and support syslog and application logging platform (SumoLogic)
  • Day to day support for Cloud applications hosted on AWS
  • Knowledgeable of security tools, compliance, and environment security monitoring
  • Knowledgeable of CMS platforms (WordPress, Drupal)
  • Take an active role in formulating the long-range technical infrastructure and architecture plans
  • Serve as technical lead resource on strategic, infrastructure related projects
  • Provide support, guidance, and mentoring to other IT team members as needed or requested
  • Stay current with technical certifications
  • Provide input and direction on future integrations of new businesses into the organization and infrastructure
  • Create and maintain project plans for Cloud initiated projects
  • Participation in defining maintenance weekend update plans and security pathing activities

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in technical field; AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification

Experience: Minimum of 4 year of experience of interactive/web development experience


  • Experience with AWS cloud computing products and services, EC2, Auto Scaling, IAM, EBS, RDS, S3 and Security
  • Exposure to the AWS SDK and application APIs
  • Solid understanding of software development processes
  • Ability to analyze technical issues to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action
  • Advanced Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP expertise and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge of cloud automation tools, Ansilble experience preferred
  • Problem solving mentality and the focus to work on tasks that take extended amount of time to complete
  • Ability to implement third-party vendor products
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures of Pace
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks requiring extensive follow-up; timely completion of all projects


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