NM - Sr DevOps Engineer

Work Type: Contract
IMPORTANT: At the moment we are only considering candidates located in Latin America. Please do not apply if you are not located in Latin America.

About Empirical
Empirical empowers early and growth stage tech companies to create the right products in the right way by providing two pivotal services:

  • Product & Technology Leadership: Our clients entrust critical decisions to our network of top-tier US-based CTOs and CPOs. We provide fractional, project, or advisory based support, combining highly experienced talent with a flexible approach.
  • Product Development Teams: We provide our clients with high performing, senior product development talent through a scalable staff augmentation model and ongoing support. We focus on Latin America to find exceptional talent, with time zone and cultural compatibility.
We are proud to be a people first company, where we prioritize building meaningful, long lasting human connections with clients and team members alike, while embracing diversity and uniqueness. With this foundation and our focus on talent, we help create great products that people love.

Our values
  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Opportunity
One of our clients, a company that specializes in high-resolution aerial imagery and geospatial data, is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to play a critical role in advancing their technology platforms. This position is an excellent opportunity to leverage your DevOps expertise in a fast-paced and innovative environment, where your contributions will directly enhance operational and strategic capabilities.

The Project
The company is pioneering in the field of geospatial data analysis and delivery. As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be pivotal in automating deployment processes, ensuring high availability and security of the infrastructure, and contributing to a sustainable and innovative solution at a crucial time in the industry.

Main Responsibilities

Infrastructure Design and Implementation
  • Maintain the high availability of the company's internal infrastructure and services.
  • Maintain and support DevOps toolsets, processes and automation supporting the software development lifecycle.
  • Maintain and support observability tools and frameworks within Kubernetes and Cloud hosted workloads.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of work instructions and internal procedures.
  • Out of hours support as required and agreed.
Deployment Automation
  • Identify and champion improvements to ensure our systems' reliability, observability, and security.
  • Utilize CI/CD platforms to automate provisioning infrastructure, software builds, tests and releases.
  • Look at software and system optimizations with a view to improving productivity.
  • Work closely with wider Engineering and Technology teams and proactively
    contribute to improvement initiatives.
Cloud Security and Compliance
  • Improve the system design and architecture by identifying major areas of risk.
  • Participate in design reviews, (AWS well architected reviews, operational readiness, and security assessments)
  • Adopt best security practices in line with the NIST Cyber security framework and compliance frameworks (e.g., surveillance, data loss prevention, intrusion detection, event logging, application monitoring) and cloud best practices and compliance.

Required Skills
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a DevOps role
  • Experience deploying, configuring and managing resources and platforms at scale on cloud environments.
  • Experience designing and building application containerisation and modernisation solutions Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience writing and deploying Infrastructure as code – Terraform and AWS CloudFormation.
  • Experience supporting Linux infrastructure and cloud native workloads
  • Scripting and deployment automation experience.
  • Experience in designing CI/CD, logging and monitoring tools for development teams

  • Exposure to implementing and supporting observability tools and frameworks within Kubernetes and Cloud hosted workloads.
  • Experience with web-based and/or services-based applications.
  • Understanding of enterprise architectures.
  • Exposure to NIST Cyber security framework and compliance frameworks (SOC2)
  • Exposure with AWS Security Tools 
  • Exposure to Container Vulnerability / Compliance Scanning tools

What we expect from you
  • 100% alignment with our core values!
  • Ability to work independently while being a highly collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems
  • Ability to work independently and get things done with minimal direction
  • Drive projects from start to finish in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong documentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly collaborative team player

What we offer
  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development; mentorship, coaching and training as needed
  • Ongoing, 40 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?
  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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