Job ID: 43926

DevOps Engineer
Our client is seeking a DevOps Engineer to join their team in Portland, OR. 


DevOps Engineer Responsibilities
Participate in cross functional feature teams to bring operational perspective during the development cycle in the form of non-functional requirements; develop and evangelize best practices for commonly needed design patterns.
Driving deployment automation towards repeatable, consistent, and safe outcomes.
Driving down systemic risk through failure mode analysis, instrumentation, and mitigation.
Driving testing of reliability and scalability.
Provide operational support for highly critical real time APIs to meet SLO and SLA objectives.
Troubleshoot issues with our systems at all levels of the stack by performing deep problem analysis to identify root cause and appropriate resolution.
Work to reduce manual toil through automation and development of standardized practices for managing systems and services.
Take part in a 24x7 on-call rotation (current on-call rotation is once every 9 weeks).
Perform routine care and feeding tasks of the production environment including deployments, data corrections, and upgrades.
Tools we use:  Java, Groovy, Ruby, Python, Perl, Git, Go Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Postgres, Redis, ActiveMQ, MySQL Puppet, Rundeck, Docker, Kubernetes, CentOS, Sensu, Collectd, Graphite, JMX JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket.

DevOps Engineer Qualifications
At least 3 years of development operations and/or application development experience, including demonstrated experience in a SaaS environment.
Proven experience performing root cause analysis and advanced troubleshooting.
Experience with systems management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible and concepts of configuration management in a large-scale environment.
Strong experience supporting customer-facing applications on a Linux platform.
Practical knowledge of at least one scripting language (Bash, Ruby, Python, Perl).

We’d Love to See
Experience operating SQL and NoSQL data stores in a high throughput, high availability, low latency environment.
Experience with capacity planning practices or methodologies.
Familiarity with Java debugging tools.
Familiarity with operating software based on Spring Cloud and/or associated components.
Experience operating Apache Cassandra, Elastic Search, Lucene, Solr or Katta in a production environment.t
Experience operating containers (Docker, rkt) in a production setting.
Experience using Kubernetes, Marathon, Docker Swarm or another container orchestration platform.
Experience troubleshooting and/or building systems in the JVM.


About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.



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