Lead DevOps Engineer

Engineering Requisition ID 4815 Pune, India



We are seeking a talented Lead DevOps Engineer to help build next generation Security Analytics product. 

As a Lead DevOps Engineer at Qualys, you will be an integral member of the DevOps team whose responsibility includes prototyping, designing, developing and supporting a highly scalable release and deployment automation pipeline. 

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a team building Qualys’ next generation Micro-Services based technology platform, processing over a 100 million transactions and terabytes of data per day, leverage open-source technologies, and work on challenging and business-impacting projects. 



  • Lead a team of DevOps Engineers with a vision of achieving a truly scalable and maintainable release/deployment automation pipeline.  
  • Communicate effectively with the Development & QA managers on release milestones, sprints and roadmap activities with respect to release/deployment automation pipeline.  
  • Co-develop the automation pipeline that is responsible in managing the configuration of different production environments. 
  • Prototype, design and develop tools that could release software changes with high velocity and confidence. 
  • Enhance the automation pipeline to support multiple public cloud providers and Qualys owned private cloud providers. 
  • Research, evaluate and adopt next generation technologies. 
  • Deploy, manage, upgrade systems, services and containers of the pipeline using automated configuration management and service orchestration tools. 
  • Monitor and alert the DevOps and SRE teams based on system performance metrics, analysis of log files and custom alert rules. 
  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly uptime and status reports for production and critical internal infrastructure. 
  • Perform analysis and make recommendations in areas that require a high level of technical competency in the DevOps space. 
  • Assist with plans for development and QA to effectively utilize CI/CD pipelines and cloud based, potentially containerized platforms and infrastructures. 
  • Collaborate on estimates of work effort for all feature and user stories as a team DevOps subject-matter expert. 
  • Provide technical and cultural training, guidance, and resource support for all departmental staff in the DevOps area. 



  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Applied Math or related field. 
  • 3+ years of leading a team of engineers in architecting, designing and developing release/deployment pipelines  
  • 6+ years of experience in the field of datacenter infrastructure management (UNIX/Docker/ Kubernetes/ Microservices)  
  • 5+ years of experience in CI/CD pipelines 
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery/Deployment and Agile practices.  
  • Good Linux system administrator skills and TCP/IP network fundamentals  
  • Expertise in scripting languages such as python, ruby or php  
  • Tenacious and aggressive troubleshooting skills  
  • Good communication and documentation skills  
  • Strong command of configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible, CloudFormation in a large-scale environment.  
  • Experience using log collection tools like Splunk or ELK stack  
  • Experience with container orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes  
  • Deployment of instances using virtualization technologies like VMware, Eucalyptus, KVM, Open Stack  
  • Knowledge in working with relational databases like Oracle, MSSQL or MySQL  
  • Experience with Blue Green Deployment to reduce downtime and risk, provide continuous deployment and fast rollback  
  • Software development experience/full stack development 
  • Deploying, automating, maintaining and managing deployments from development to production 
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet or Ansible  
  • In-depth experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines  
  • Exposure to Maven, Ant or Gradle for builds 
  • Networking 
  • Scripting (Python, Bash, PowerShell etc.) 
  • Linux OS proficiency 
  • Ansible, Chef, Terraform, Puppet  
  • Jira, Jenkins, GIT proficiency 
  • Handle scripting and automation through Java, Bash, Python. 



  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field 
  • Built an automation pipeline from the ground up  
  • Experience with developing plugins for Jenkins  
  • Experience with developing plugins for Atlassian tools  
  • Experience with developing plugins for Gradle  
  • Experience with developing binary plugins for Ansible in Golang  
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Graphite, Grafana and Prometheus  
  • Experience with Hashi Corp technologies such as Consul, Vault, Terraform and Vagrant  

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