DevOps Engineer
RootMetrics - Bellevue, WA

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Job Summary

We are seeking a bright, self-motivated Developer Operations Engineer to join our Engineering team. The Developer Operations Engineer will be a jack of all trades with experience in system administration, network operations, software development, build and release engineering, performance engineering an site operations. A small organization mentality is critical for success in this position: a passionate can-do attitude, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to collaborate while acting as a thought leader in your area of expertise will serve you well at RootMetrics. Sound good? Once hired, here’s what we’ll need you to do.

Key Responsibilities:
Partner with Service Ops on several fronts


Capacity versus utilization of our production clusters

Forecast capacity

Own Engineering infrastructure needs (forecasting/building/maintaining)

Understand our customers and use cases

Drive right deployment strategies

Develop deep understanding of system architecture

Build configuration management

Define and implement performance metrics

DevOps best practices and strategies

Build release-ready deployment management system(s)

Research all things cool that save money and time

Skills Required:
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Prior experience supporting large scale, highly available, service-oriented, distributed production systems.

Minimum 5+ years of industry experience

Coding: Python preferred

Strong understanding of best practices around release engineering

Experience with cloud clusters such as EC2/AWS/Colo is essential

Exposure to MySQL, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL approaches to data storage

Exposure to Nagios, Django, Nginx and Celery

Strong written & oral communication skills are essential

Experience using tools such as git, puppet, chef and mercurial is a PLUS