Senior DevOps Engineer-Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

Sr. DevOps Engineer
Length of Assignment: 6 months (potential temp to perm)
Location: Remote (up to 10% travel)
Bill Rate: $140.00

Position Purpose
You will serve as a technical expert focused on building the next generation of applications at the client. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating automated CI/CD pipelines for digital products to delight our internal and external customers. You will be able to work in an entrepreneurial environment, and partner closely with a team of technologists and product managers to develop innovative solutions and tools with a “customer first” and “always available” mindset.

Primary Responsibilities
Serves as a technical expert leading the development, delivery, and support of applications with an agile mindset
Ensure the performance, quality, scalability, security, observability and responsiveness of applications
Provide clear communications to stakeholders regarding outcomes, timelines and issues
Focus on enhancing the customer experience using application functionality that is always available
Maintain a pulse on emerging technologies, experiment and drive innovations

Key Performance Indicators
Operational excellence of Sleep Number’s application platforms
Deliver/enhance applications with high quality and customer delight

Position Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields required. Master’s Degree preferred.
Progressive DevOps experience in dynamic, fast paced environment
Proven background with building applications on AWS that includes lambda, EC2, VPC, SNS, SQS, DynamoDB, RDS etc. Azure or Google knowledge is a plus
Proven experience with Terraform as configuration management tool
Strong experience with Jenkins and/or GitHub Actions is required
Strong experience with one or more observability tools like CloudWatch, Splunk, Datadog etc. is required
Experience with continuous delivery, including Test- or Behavior-Driven Development, code review, static analysis and continuous integration using automation tools
Some programming background in Node.js and Python and other scripting languages
Knowledge of working with dynamic data using services (e.g., JSON, XML, REST APIs etc.)
Experience with performance profiling and tuning of applications

Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
Technical leadership experience on medium and large-scale initiatives is desired
Experience working with agile/scrum methodology required
Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical



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