Sr. DevOps Engineer in Baltimore, MD at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  822621




Job Description
DevOps engineer to automate and integrate cloud and on premise systems and applications. The position will require knowledge of multiple technologies and systems as well as good interpersonal and communication skills. The position requires working independently and collaboratively.

The successful candidate must be capable of working independently and collaboratively and will also be responsible for

  • Experience with automation/configuration management using Ansible or an equivalent
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required)
  • Review project requirements, evaluating industry-strength XaaS solutions and providing recommendation based on best-fit and/or best-of-breed considerations.
  • Provide high-level and detailed consultative solutions and technical support for cloud-related opportunities.
  • Verify and monitor Cloud environments and controls to ensure processes are mature and capable of supporting our Cloud objectives and best practice design.
  • Recommend alternate choices, trade-offs, and impact analysis
  • Work with technical teams and senior architects to finalize specifications related to integration between numerous systems; including but not limited to public, private, and hybrid cloud designs.
  • Coordinate testing efforts to identify and resolve system integration issues.
  • Research, experiment with, and inform on emerging technologies and tooling to improve the developer and member experience.
  • Adhere to vendor and industry best practices whenever possible to ensure operational integrity.
  • Build, scale, and secure infrastructure, focusing on a fully automated Linux/Windows environment
  • Responding to escalations
  • Working with database and infrastructure engineering team on solutions / enhancements
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Configure and maintain servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members

Skills and Qualifications

  • AWS Certification as an Associate or Professional Solutions Architect is highly desired.
  • Experience designing and building web application environments on AWS
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of AWS Services (EC2, Network, ELB, S3/EBS, Lamda, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux and Automation Tools (Chef or Puppet)
  • Experience with scripting languages such as PHP, Pearl, Ruby, PowerShell, and Python.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and implementing them to AWS DevOps practices
  • Experience in design, planning and migration to AWS is a MUST
  • Strong knowledge of all AWS technologies and Services
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools as well as 3rd party tools
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options in AWS
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Forward thinking in the potential use of future technology
  • Self-motivated, directed and with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as strong logical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience working in team-oriented, collaborative environment and with teams spread across multiple locations across multiple time zones
  • Must possess good documentation skills (creating KBs, runbooks, topology etc.)
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix/Windows Administration



Questions to be filled out by the candidate.



What does DevOps mean to you?


What is the most important thing that DevOps can solve?


List the DevOps tools you have used and describe how they worked together and where they fit in Plan, Code, Build, and Test stages.


What is your skill level in Windows and Linux?


Describe how you would handle permissions with Linux and/or Windows that have a permanently mounted s3 bucket.  This would include IAM users and AD users on an EC2 and S3. In addition, transferring files between Linux and Windows systems.


Describe how you would approach troubleshooting DNS with Windows, Linux, Network equipment, or other services.  Please expand your answer to cover as many tools, techniques, and technologies with as much detail as possible.









EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.