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Lead DevOps Engineer

Posted on Jun 21, 2021 by Transamerica

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Description

As a Lead DevOps Engineer, you will work on an Agile team with Developers from our Business Units, helping them to deliver Business Value and Outcomes. You will help to develop, test and implement infrastructure code to assist the Team in achieving their goals. You will have the opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and skills, all while working in an exciting and dynamic work environment, on the cutting edge.

What You Will Do:

  • Is passionate about mentoring junior Engineers and helping them to develop technically and professionally

  • Should have the ability to get others to cooperate and engage willingly

  • Is self-driven and motivated by the idea of continuous learning, experimentation and improvement

  • Has a strong drive to apply Systems Thinking to improve the end-to-end performance of any system or to address any problem

  • Is excited by the Cloud and challenging established norms

  • Has a strong sense of engineering craftsmanship and takes pride in what they build

  • Has very strong written and verbal communication skills and is willing to make a strong case for technology choices

  • Taking ownership and acting with high sense of urgency, this job requires the individual to work like an entrepreneur

  • Has a passion for open collaboration and the open source model

  • Is open-minded, curious and customer focused


  • Develop, Deploy and Support Cloud Infrastructure, as code artifacts or modules

  • Four-year Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience

  • 5 or more years of experience including 3 years of experience in supporting enterprise-level platform installations

  • Design, Install and Maintain (upgrade/patch underlying infrastructure)

  • Support and deliver using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines

  • Design and Support resiliency and scalability using AWS and other cloud platforms

  • Enable systems with automated monitoring and alerting

  • Support the Team and Customers with day-to-day requests, Change and Incident tickets

  • Support Technology stack refresh on Systems (end-to-end) when required

  • Ensure automated security is built into each technology stack

  • Review coding done to advance application upgrade, extension, or other development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructure.

  • Must have experience with Agile development and planning methodologies

  • Experience with seamless/automated build scripts used for release management across all environments

  • Experience in performance monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting in an enterprise

  • Holistic understanding of the Internet and hosting from the network layer up through the application layer

  • Should have a strong focus on security, including automated alerting and response

  • Source Code Configuration Management repository (GitHub, BitBucket)

  • Should have a strong understanding of API's and API Security

  • Familiarity with CloudFormation and JSON

  • Should have a strong background in automated code testing

  • Certifications in relevant technologies, methods, or platforms are a plus

  • Demonstrate the key critical behaviors of commitment to task, communication, customer focus, decision making/problem solving, tolerance of ambiguity, planning, prioritizing, and goal setting

Reference: 1232746047

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