Staff DevOps Engineer

Other Recife, Brazil Remote, Brazil

About Liferay Cloud

Liferay Cloud has grown from a handful of people into an established group present in all regions of the globe. The Liferay Cloud platform evolved from a simple concept into an enterprise-ready solution. Our customer base now serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Along with making cool software, we have a greater-than-profit vision that fuels us. We give employees 5 (paid) days off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about and we donate a portion of our profits to various charities around the world each year. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run.

About You and this Role

You enjoy solving problems and thrive in a customer-centric environment. You don’t just focus on operations but also love running systems and software in the real world. The ideal candidate will have progressively stronger experience in distributed systems, Linux/Unix design, networking, and systems and reliability engineering. You are excited about containers, and container orchestration with Kubernetes. One of your passions is to build DevOps tools that make it easier for people to build, deploy and scale apps on our Cloud platform. As a developer in this role, you should love being able to build, ship, and run applications with ease.

This is an opportunity to join the team at a relatively early stage and help us engineer a scalable, hybrid-cloud platform based on Kubernetes to support Liferay customer systems worldwide while gaining top-notch experience in cloud computing. Our charter is to define the next generation of cloud-native infrastructure to serve as the pipeline for teams building Liferay applications to digitally transform businesses worldwide. Container technologies and platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes are literally exploding in popularity. Our team is right at the forefront of this technological shift, defining and implementing the next generation hybrid platform for containers, and we want you to join us in this exciting challenge! Apply today to be part of an exceptional team building the Platform as a Service (PaaS) to run Liferay's portfolio of products.


Main Responsibilities

  • Help drive the technology vision for our Cloud infrastructure
  • Mentor team members, lead resolutions, take ownership of issues
  • Conduct R&D on Cloud infrastructure technologies (e.g. k8s operators, service mesh, etc.)
  • Work on defining and implementing the next versions of our global Cloud architecture
  • Create tooling and automation (e.g. scripts, templates, etc.) to support our Cloud SRE team
  • This include automation of cluster creation in our underlying IaaS providers
  • Close security gaps mapped by our InfoSec and SecOps teams
  • Support technical teams in a collaborative, enabling environment
  • Design tools and automation to support our release process and dev CI/CD pipelines
  • Monitor system performance, security, and functionality
  • Manage upgrades and patches for systems in our Cloud ecosystem
  • Help with tickets escalated via our Cloud Customer Care and Support teams
  • Create and maintain architectural, security and other documentation as needed for each system supported
  • Provide technical support to include troubleshooting user operating problems, application problems, system configuration issues and malfunctions, and network operating problems in our Cloud environments


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience running and operating Kubernetes on a public cloud
  • Experience with Docker and Terraform
  • Solid experience running and maintaining a 24x7 production environment
  • Experience scripting in one of the languages used by system engineers (shell, golang, etc).
  • Experience operating large-scale distributed systems (preferably running on public cloud)
  • Knowledge of Networking, VPN, and experience identifying and solving network issues
  • Strong communication and team player skills
  • Comfortable with Agile practices for delivering iterative solutions to the business


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience operating Kubernetes clusters on a public cloud
  • Experience with at least one of the following managed Kubernetes services:
    • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
  • Experience in automating development processes and environments
  • Experience implementing full CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Kubernetes-based projects, like cert-manager, service meshes, storage solutions
  • Experience with Linux, MySQL, Nginx, Tomcat, Git, Jenkins
  • Any of the following certifications is a plus:
    • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect
    • Google Cloud Certified Professional DevOps Engineer
    • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Security Engineer
    • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer


Awesome, but what does Liferay offer to me?

  • Salary package w/ competitive benefits according to qualifications and experience
  • Opportunities to take responsibility and grow professionally
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work in a fast-growing, successful company with incredible mission and values


Equal Opportunities Employer - Statement

Liferay is committed to the equal treatment of all candidates, customers and employees and to fostering a culture of dignity at work. Our operating procedure provides for equal opportunities in recruitment and employment with the aim to eliminate discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, sexual orientation, gender or gender reassignment, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.