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DevOps / IaaS (Cloud) Lead (Washington, DC)

Lead DevOps and build on and refine a robust stack for which we're currently using Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, Github, and Travis-CI.

You'll jump in and help push us toward ever more secure, flexible, and reliable deployments, infrastructure, metrics, and recoverability.

(We're looking to standardize and bring forward our network engineering practices as we branch out and deliver access and information to some of the hardest, most remote areas of the world -- where there is a huge demand, need and market.)

This position is on site in Washington, DC. Remote candidates will not be considered. US work authorization is required.

REQUIRED BAT SKILLS

• Experience with varied programming languages (at least 3 different languages, excluding markup languages like HTML and CSS). 

• In-depth familiarity with HTML and CSS. 

• Ability to implement features end-to-end (including database / storage, server side, and user facing / client side). 

• Detailed understanding of data structures and common algorithms (for example maps, classes, hashing, and recursion). 

• Familiarity with POSIX compliant systems (Linux, Unix, etc.) and experience with its standard inspection and troubleshooting tools. 

• Skilled at debugging and troubleshooting production systems. 

• Understanding of profiling and optimization techniques. 

• Committed to building high quality code and an excellent user experience. 

• Comfort collaborating with non-technical colleagues, including customer support, sales, and occasionally directly with clients.

 

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL SKILLS

• Degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience. 

• Previous experience maintaining and extending existing complex code bases. 

• Expert in methods and tools for quality (code reviews, standards, automated testing, and documentation). 

• Experience with relational database design, SQL, and query optimization. 

• Understanding of internet and web infrastructure and protocols (for example HTTP, load balancing, latency, and bandwidth). 

• Experience with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or other cloud provider services. 

• Mobile development on Android and/or iOS. 

• Open source contributions. 

• Distributed system design and development using microservices. 

• Design and maintenance of network accessible APIs (for example REST).

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