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DevOps Engineer
Title:DevOps Engineer
Department:Internal Systems Development
Location:Houston, TX


Location       Houston, TX
Type             Regular, Full Time
Pay rate        Commensurate with experience
Travel           Periodic local and overnight travel

The DevOps Engineer develops tools, processes and procedures in support of our Software Developer and Sysadmin teams.
  • You will configure and perform initial deployments for Linux based production systems and services for new and existing projects.  
  • You will work closely with Software Developers in defining system architecture and services for our applications.
  • You will work closely with our Sysadmins to define processes and procedures that allow them to monitor and ensure the stability, security and availability for our applications.

Here's what the role entails
  • Work with members of the Internal Development team to understand requirements for development, testing, staging, and production tiers for new and existing applications.
  • Automate system and application deployment using Puppet.
  • Develop, configure, and maintain system and application monitoring using Nagios, collectd and other in-house tools.
  • Work with Developers, Sysadmins, and Technical Writers to define system and level support documentation.
  • Perform periodic infrastructure audits to ensure proper monitoring and failover are in place and functioning for all systems.
  • Manage and develop tools for managing Xen virtualization

Here are the abilities, skills, and experience you need to have in return for all the above, we offer the following:
  • Technical Skills -
    • Advanced *nix / Linux administration experience:  Linux, Apache, MySQL, Firewalls (iptables)
    • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated ability with Perl, Ruby, Python, or similar scripting languages
    • Strong working knowledge of automating system deployment and maintenance using Puppet, Chef, or similar automation tools.
    • Experience with writing monitoring tests to use with Nagios or other monitoring software
    • Experience working with virtualization platform, say, EC2, VMware, or Xen.
  • Iterative Development - Comfort with Scrum, or other agile methodologies is a plus
  • Communication skills - able to effectively transfer thoughts and express ideas written or verbally in individual or group situations; presents oneself clearly and articulately when speaking; checks for understanding
  • Problem Solving skills - able to take a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience bases
  • Time Management - able to manage work time in such a manner that ensures the accomplishment of specific objectives; sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity
  • Attention to Detail - able to accomplish a task with concern for all the areas involved, carefully monitoring the detail and quality of own work
  • Results Oriented - has a concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard or objective
  • Interpersonal skills - able to get along with others effectively
  • Conflict resolution - able to bring disagreements into the open and attempts to manage them collaboratively
  • Travel - Occasional overnight travel 
  • Education/Experience - High school diploma or equivalent
    • Two years of Systems Administration experience
    • Two years of software development or automation experience
In return for all the above, we offer the following:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Full Health, Vision, and Dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Free on-site lunch
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Casual Working Environment
  • 401K Matching
EEO Statement


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If this description fits you, apply below.  It's relatively easy and painless.
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