Staff DevOps Engineer

Askuity is seeking a Staff DevOps Engineer eager to join our growing team on a contract basis. As a member of the Development team at Askuity, you will help drive the operations of our industry-leading analytics platform that has a meaningful and immediate impact on our growing customer base.

You will be responsible for building and supporting the application infrastructure to ensure continuous delivery of the highest quality solutions to our customers. If you’re committed to great work and are constantly looking for ways to improve the systems you are responsible for, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

Responsibilities

  • Builds, automates and supports an application infrastructure that is secure, maintainable, resilient and scalable with minimal downtime.
  • Collaborates with technical teams to build and standardize deployment environments, utilizing a pragmatic approach to scripting and tooling that reduces the need for manual processes.
  • Researches and implements tools to manage application monitoring, logging, metrics (e.g. performance, usage) and alerting as per system and application requirements.
  • Promote and maintain DevOps best practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration and automated deployment
  • Champions technical improvements and positive change for our technical teams
  • Shares on-call support with your engineering team and leads incident response as required

 

Qualifications

  • 8+ years software industry experience with 5+ years in DevOps roles
  • Passionate about software engineering best practices such as automated testing and continuous integration/continuous delivery.
  • Scripting (Bash) or programming skills in at least one mainstream language
  • Hands-on experience with designing infrastructure using open-source technologies and GCP cloud services
  • Knowledge of IaC concepts and prior experience working with Terraform or Cloud formations
  • Extensive experience in implementing CI/CD pipelines with hands-on experience with tools such as Github Actions, Bitbucket pipelines, Spinnaker.
  • Prior experience with orchestration using Kubernetes /GKE.
  • Solid understanding of operations centric concepts such as the OSI model, hardware optimization in distributed systems, Internet protocol rules, routing, secret management and roles & permissions.
  • Experience working in Kanban projects.
  • Prior experience in designing a microservices based infrastructure with a strong focus on security.
  • Knowledge of code scanning tools such as Fortify, Veracode or Checkmarx is a plus
  • Prior experience with unit testing and integration testing frameworks is a plus
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git and related branching strategies
  • Creative and courageous, with an ability to own a problem independently or use team collaboration if needed to drive a problem to resolution.
  • A self-starter attitude – at Askuity, the drive to do better and be better is baked into our culture

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package, including excellent health benefits and training opportunities
  • A start-up setting with the stable backing of The Home Depot.
  • Spacious, collaborative workspace in the heart of Toronto tech district
  • Team lunches, regular social gatherings, and an impressive lineup of snacks.
  • Ping pong and video games (and some seriously competitive gamers)
  • Indoor bike parking
  • Dog-friendly office.