DevOps Engineer
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our IT Operations team within our rapidly growing San Francisco office.

The ideal candidate will be a confident and organized self-starter with first class communication and problem solving skills. Previous experience working in a fast paced environment is a must. The successful candidate will be responsible for administrative support to a group of senior staff and other duties as assigned.

  • Work with software developers to plan for, execute, and document deployment of applications for the PLOS publishing system. This includes but is not limited to: Tomcat, Nginx, Apache, MySQL, MVC Java web apps (Struts, Spring MVC), SOLR, Active MQ, CouchDB, Rails, and Drupal.
  • Build and manage development, test, demo and performance instances located on local workstations, private-clouds and Amazon AWS. Ensure that these environments have the latest releases and current data.
  • Build tools to deploy features and releases effortlessly to multiple environments including the production servers.
  • Maintain, monitor and improve the automated build system.
  • Work with the development team to triage issues in multiple environments.
  • Provide technical support for application and environment configuration issues.
  • Act as back-up Linux systems administrator for the production infrastructure.
  • Although not usually required, you will be on call for system outages 24×7.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 2-4 years of experience as a DevOps or Linux Systems Administration experience.
  • Solid understanding of Red Hat/CentOS and Ubuntu.
  • Experience with Red Hat KVM, Kickstart, and CFengine.
  • Experience with deployment tools like Chef or Puppet.
  • Continuous integration experience with tools like TeamCity, Jenkins or Bamboo.
  • Solid scripting skills with one or more of the following: Bash, Perl, Python, and Ruby.
  • Ability to quickly triage a problem, determine the root cause and provide the resolution.
  • Good understanding of Amazon AWS. Familiar with the Java platform.
  • Strong attention to detail. Able to write clear and understandable documentation.
  • Solid work ethic, independent, resourceful, and self-motivated. Positive attitude and professionalism.
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