Staff DevOps Developer

Engineering Kitchener, Canada


Position:      Staff DevOps Developer
Location:      Kitchener ON or Remote/Virtual-Canada
Job Type:     Full-Time Permanent
Experience:   10+ years
Education:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant work experience
Division:        OTTO by Rockwell Automation

About OTTO by Rockwell Automation  

OTTO Motors is a global leader in autonomous technology for material handling inside manufacturing and warehouse facilities. With over five million hours of production experience, OTTO autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are trusted in mission-critical operations for some of the world’s most recognized brands. OTTO Motors was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Robotics Companies of 2023. For more information, visit  

OTTO Motors was acquired by Rockwell Automation effective October 2023.  Rockwell is a global technology leader focused on helping the world’s manufacturers be more productive, sustainable, and agile. With more than 28,000 employees who make the world better every day, we know we have something special. Behind our customers – amazing companies that help feed the world, provide life-saving medicine on a global scale, and focus on clean water and green mobility – our people are energized problem solvers that take pride in how the work we do changes the world for the better.  

About the Job 

The DevOps Team is looking for an experienced Dev Ops Engineer to help drive and maintain the developer operations experience.  The team is tasked with ensuring that the full lifecycle of development from source submission to release is fully automated, seamless and reliable.  The team handles all aspects of the development environment and workflow, including build, internal productivity tooling, automated testing platform infrastructure and deployment. 

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Design, architect and lead development and improvement of CI/CD system and productivity tooling. 
  • Build or onboard new productivity tooling and build techniques to enhance developer experience. 
  • Work with the team to manage and mature Kubernetes cluster, deploy and maintain build and productivity tools. 
  • Manage and provide services on AWS and build infrastructure as a code. 
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to determine new requirements and gaps in build pipelines and infrastructure tooling. 
  • Participate in DevOps infrastructure support rotation and monitor the health of infrastructure and services within. 
  • Contribute towards improving observability for the build infrastructure. 
  • Participate in Incident response, root cause analysis and fixing issues. 
  • Create Infrastructure as a Code and automate deployment of infrastructure and applications 
  • Work actively in securing and remediating vulnerabilities in build infrastructure and tooling. 
  • Document DevOps processes, standards and contribute towards creating runbooks. 
  • Mentor junior members in the team on design best practices and perform code review 

About You 

The ideal candidate has a passion for developer productivity and build tools. You likely have been a software engineer some point in your career developing features for customers in either a customer facing application or backend service . You want to be surrounded by people like you; creative, fun-loving, and passionate about their work. You are motivated by making an impact on your workplace and you thrive on challenging and rewarding problems. You can work independently and in a collaborative environment. You have an eye for details, identifying issues and exploring probable solutions. 

Required skills and experience: 
  • Graduate degree in engineering/CS or a related field with 10+ years of experience 
  • Hands-on experience as DevOps/SRE with significant part of it in build/release engineering and software development. 
  • Expert in developing complex multi-stage CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins/Gitlab-CI used across multiple teams  
  • Strong experience in building Infrastructure as a Code, self-serve pipelines using GitOps model 
  • Experience using build/package tooling (eg. cmake, npm, nuget, maven/gradle, debian etc..) and fixing build dependency issues  
  • Production level experience in docker, Kubernetes  and managing Kubernetes cluster 
  • Strong experience in provisioning/orchestration using Ansible, Terraform, Helm  
  • Knowledge of observability stack like Grafana, Prometheus, ElasticSearch 
  • Comfortable with Linux, network troubleshooting and familiar with basic administration 
  • Experienced in developing efficient, scalable code in popular languages like python/Java/Go/bash 
  • Knowledge of VMware or other virtualization products 
  • Familiar with NixOS, building and packaging software in Nix 
  • Source Control software (Git), branching strategies and knowledge of best practices 
  • Working in a collaborative virtual environment, interfacing with other team members regularly, sharing knowledge via diagram, discussion, and example 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
Bonus skills: 
  • Experience build highly available and scalable build infrastructure 
  • Experience in administering tools like Jenkins/Gitlab/Jfrog Artifactory 
  • Knowledge of load balancing and configuring Nginx/HAProxy 
  • Experience working in the robotics industry or knowledge of ROS. 
  • Experience with popular packaging tools like debian/npm  

At OTTO by Rockwell Automation, we are committed to building and supporting a culture of diversity, inclusion and accessibility.  We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.  If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact 1-800-301-3863.