DevOps / Cloud Engineer - Lead

Company: Kforce
Location: New York , New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 11.JAN.2019


Kforce has a client in search of a DevOps/Cloud Engineer - Lead in New York, NY.Overview:Our client is a leader in the Digital Assets Indust...


Kforce has a client in search of a DevOps/Cloud Engineer - Lead in New York, NY.Overview:Our client is a leader in the Digital Assets Industry. They are heavily involved in investment and trading, asset and portfolio management, capital markets, operations, and cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.The DevOps/Cloud Engineer - Lead will be responsible for deploying, automating, maintaining, troubleshooting and improving the systems that keep the backend infrastructure running smoothly. The role requires you to have hands-on technical experience and a can-do approach towards environment automation/management and continuous improvement.Key Accountabilities:

* Deploying, automating, maintaining and managing AWS cloud-based production system, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of productions systems

* Build, release and configuration management of production systems

* Pre-production Acceptance Testing to help assure the quality of our products/services

* System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains

* Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements

* Evaluate new technology options and vendor products

* Work closely with security team to ensure that the environments are hardened, ensuring critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions

* Centralizing logging and log aggregation/searching (ELK or related)

* Design and roll out application monitoring with an eye toward self-healing solutions

* Providing direct server support during various operations such as deployment and general production

* Collaborating with developers to make sure new environments meet requirements and conform to best practices

* B.Sc. in Computer Science or other equivalent technical discipline

* Minimum 5 years' experience working with relevant technologies with some in financial services or related; Ideally, with 2 or more years' experience working in the crypto currency space

* AWS: 2 years' experience with using a broad range of AWS technologies (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS) to develop and maintain an Amazon AWS based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice cloud security

* Cluster: 2 years' experience in cluster management software such as Kubernetes and Mesos

* DevOps: Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24x7 uptime Amazon AWS environment, including automation experience with configuration management tools

* Scripting Skills: Strong scripting/programming (e.g. Python, Golang) and automation skills

* Automation: Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or an equivalent

* Continuous Integration: 2 years' experience employing tools such as Jenkins, Gradle/Maven, and GitHub, ideally from the ground up

* Operating Systems: Linux system administration, preferably Ubuntu

* Monitoring Tools: Experience with system monitoring tools (Prometheus)

* Stream Processing: 2 years working with stream processing, for example, Apache Kafka, and Storm

* Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues

* Financial Markets and/or crypto currency knowledge, particularly trading systems and exchanges, are a huge plus

* Commitment to high quality, and a passion for learning new skills

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.*Compensation Type:*Years*Minimum Compensation:*180000.00*Maximum Compensation:*200000.00

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