DevOps Engineer

Engineering Clearwater, Florida


Position at j2 Cloud Services

The DevOps Engineer  will work side by side with the engineering, development, and platform teams and be primarily responsible for automation and the administration of our hybrid cloud services and production pipeline. The individual will bridge the gap between development, operations and infrastructure. This role will help facilitate tasks needed to keep the product delivery, availability, and performance optimum. We are looking for individuals that are ready to join a fast paced and dynamic environment with tremendous opportunity to learn and grow.

Major Accountabilities: 

  • Assist in automation efforts, continuous deployment, and configuration management.
  • Manage availability, latency, scalability and efficiency of VIPRE services by engineering reliability into software and systems
  • Manage and maintain the primary customer-facing application environment.
  • Actively participate in Engineering Scrum and design meetings to drive quality releases.
  • Respond to and resolve emergent service problems and build automation tools to prevent problem recurrence
  • Participate in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning
  • Work with configuration system and infrastructure management.
  • Monitor applications with Application Performance Monitoring tools.
  • Monitor systems with performance monitoring tools
  • Script in one or more of the current scripting languages.
  • Produce and maintain documentation on installations, incidents, and procedures requirements for systems.
  • Review ongoing design, architecture, standards and methods for operating services and systems.
  • Research new promising technologies, strategies, and ways to solve technical issues.
  • Work across IT functions and collaborate effectively to deliver complete technical solutions.
  • Perform ad hoc responsibilities as needed.

Education and/or Certification Requirements

  • Desired BA/BS in CS or related field, or equivalent experience



Required Skills

  • Minimum 1 to 3 year hands-on experience in designing, developing implementing and supporting Linux systems including solid scripting skills in one or more of the following (Shell, PHP, Perl, Ruby or Python).
  • Successful Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment platform implementations with products such as Jenkins.
  • Configuration management using Chef, Puppet or Ansible on Windows and Linux.
  • Working experience with JIRA and Confluence project agile tracking documenting tools.
  • Coding experience with Ruby, shell scripting, Python or Java.
  • Understanding of operating systems, application security configurations, and best practices in Windows and UNIX environment is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take the initiative to pursue assignments, responsibilities, and support requests to a logical and final solution and to employ SDLC standards is required.
  • Knowledge of IP networking, network analysis, performance and application issues using standard tools like tcpdump
  • Tack-sharp analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Ability to handle periodic oncall duty as well as out-of-band requests
  • A good team player with excellent problem solving and prioritization skills, especially when under pressure
  • Able to meet target dates that have been committed to the management
  • Ability to work independently and organize time effectively
  • Passion for emerging technology and customer-focused innovation
  • Ability to quickly adapt and work well with various team functions and personality types


All prospective employees must pass a background check.