DevOps Engineer

Engineering Reston, Virginia


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 for the administration of our hybrid cloud services.

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. 


  • Work closely with developers in supporting new features and services.
  • Scale AWS infrastructure to meet demand.
  • Build tools to monitor site stability and performance.
  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack.
  • Respond to incidents and drive change that prevents the same issue from re-occurring.
  • Document system design and procedures.


  • 3+ year’s industry experience in a Cloud development and operations role.
  • Strong code/scripting skills, python experience preferred. 
  • Strong Linux and systems experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with server configuration management (infrastructure automation) tools (i.e. - Ansible, Puppet, Cloudformation/Terraform, Ansible, Packer).
  • Experience developing and supporting containerized web application: eg – docker, LXC, etc.
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools (i.e. - Nagios, like Datadog, New Relic etc).

In addition to the above, experience in several of the following areas is very desirable:

  • Experience with developing software with Java, Python, GoLang, etc.
  • AWS or Azure cloud environments – Ex: EC2, S3, IAM, RDS, etc.
  • Experience with containers and orchestration using Docker Swarm/ECS/Kubernetes.
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL database administration.
  • Experience with continuous monitoring, alerting using systems.
  • Experience with web server configuration, monitoring, trending, network design, high availability.
  • Solid understanding of fundamental technologies like TCP/IP, HTTP, and DNS.

Education and/or Certification Requirements

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

All prospective employees must pass a background check.