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Lead DevOps Engineer

Job Title: Lead DevOps Engineer                                                         Location: San Diego


This position is designed for an innovative programming and IT infrastructure engineer that possess a strong understanding of AWS cloud strategies, virtualization, continuous delivery concepts, software deployment and automation.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining, installing and configuring web infrastructure closely collaborating with IT Infrastructure to manage a high availability environment.  Additional responsibilities include managing and mentoring one or more DevOps engineers, leading the effort to improve business continuity and transitioning a local data center based company into AWS and helping the development team transition to cloud based deployments.

This position is based in our San Diego location and works closely with the Programming and Infrastructure teams.


  • A minimum of  five years of work experience in Programming or Infrastructure;
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), E2, and S3
  • Experience with Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.)
  • Experience with Infrastructure Automation (Chef, Puppet, etc.)
  • Experience working with Cloud systems –AWS a must, Azure a plus
  • Automation: Puppet, Chef, SALT, Jenkins, TeamCity
  • Virtualization: VMware and HVM on AWS
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff                                                            


  • Advance technical knowledge of network and server operating systems;
  • Understanding of Java and application development;
  • Proficiency in scripting technologies such as Ruby;
  • Configuration Automation: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.
  • Ability to work with internal business units and communicate regularly and effectively
  • Ability to define and define reasonable expectations and deadlines for assigned tasks

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):


  • Manage and optimize virtual infrastructure in a variety of IaaS environments: AWS, Azure
  • Continuous Delivery implementation strategies utilizing automation tools;
  • Analysis of performance data to determine pain points within our infrastructure;
  • Assist in planning and implementing scalable and reliable architecture;


  • Configuration, development, optimization and monitoring of our web and service environments;
  • Manage Windows and Linux servers and services;
  • Configure and manage network nodes, load balancers, firewalls, DNS and Active Directory;
  • Complete daily operational checklist to prevent issues or outages and backup severs and their associated operating systems and software;
  • Manage security solutions, IPS, IDS, and anti-virus systems;
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Administer all equipment, hardware and software upgrades and manage patches for server systems and devices on the network.

Strategy & Planning

Assist with planning, implementation and deployment of web applications, security measures, and operational system.


  • Manage one or more DevOps Engineers
  • Mentor staff in industry best practices
  • Define and enforce process and procedure to improve quality of service and efficiency


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service

Handles customer questions and complaints; communicates with customers; handles service problems politely and efficiently; always available for customers; follows procedure to solve customer problems; understands company products and services; maintains pleasant and professional image;


Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes; identifies new approaches for completing work assignments more effectively or efficiently and works within the "established" system to push for "a better way."


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Financial and Business Acumen (I)

Understand how their actions and behaviors impact the company's profitability; Makes conscious decisions for their actions and behaviors to have a positive financial impact on the organization;

Individual Effectiveness

Meets commitments; works independently; accepts accountability; handles change; sets personal standards; stays focused under pressure; meets attendance/punctuality requirements;

Results Focused

Works effectively to achieve goals; targets and results; sets challenging goals for self; prioritizes tasks; overcomes obstacles; accepts accountability;


Knows how to manage self to create a positive team environment; Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities; listens to others and values opinions that are different from their own; assists team to meet goals; welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.  The employee will employ hand and finger dexterity; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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