DevOps Engineer in Minneapolis, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  1001269
Position: Automation Engineer
Location: Minneapolis, MN
We are currently seeking an Automation Engineer to join a newly formed DevOps team.  This person should be a student of technology and will have a passion towards automation.  This team has been tasked with creating automated solutions within our company's enterprise server environment.
Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for highly complex technical solutions in the middleware environment supporting the configuration and tuning of Java, Tomcat, JBOSS, and Weblogic applications.
  • Collaborate with engineering to integrate new technologies and new application projects into the Middleware Application space
  • Assesses and optimizes system performance and system capacity.
  • Create and develop local system engineering standards, best practices, support guidelines and procedures
  • Provides escalated support and leads troubleshooting and-or problem resolution for Middleware Application systems; and document root cause report for management.
  • Investigates and evaluates timing and implementation of next versions for existing Middleware Application environment within current architecture
  • Evaluate and help integrate specialized automation tools, scripts, and processes for the administration and performance monitoring of system.
  • Participates in disaster recovery planning, and plan disaster recovery tests in conjunction of application support teams.
  • Vendor collaboration is required and may include management of vendors for technical support and issues.
  • Extensive interaction with IT professionals such as Systems and Network Engineers, Security and Architects is required
  • Monitor performance of servers and take appropriate proactive measures to prevent impacts for applications
  • Customer interaction for problem resolution and escalated issues is typically required.
  • Provide technical mentoring for new engineers

Basic Qualifications
  • 7+ years application development and implementation experience.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 5 or more years of experience with increasing responsibilities implementing, administrating, and tuning Java, Tomcat, JBOSS, and Weblogic application servers is a must
  • Experience with configuration management using Puppet, Ruby, and Python or similar tools
  • Has performed in capacity of technical expert to less experienced staff or develops highly complex original code.
  • Should possess strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Skills
  • Must be a quick thinker, learner, go-doer who can independently resolve problems with less direction.
  • A good team player who can collaborate and work closely with multiple functional groups.
  • Must have strong and effective communication skills, and ability to multi-task and work under stringent timelines within a strong, high energy team environment.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills.  Experience acting as a lead on projects and to other team members.
  • Experience with Ruby, Python, Apache, GIT, PERL, and/or Unix Shell scripting is a plus.
  • F5 and Global Traffic Management (GTM) load balancing
  • SSL/MASSL security certificate management
  • Experience with Wily Introscope and SPLUNK toolsets is a plus.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant field


Please send resumes to Reegan at
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