Our client is the innovation and technology division of a 17 years old, 5-star rated independent community bank based in Austin, Texas. They are one of the preeminent independent community banks in the nation and a national leader in responsible financial services innovation This Division powered by the bank’s proprietary cloud-based technology fintech platform. The platform was designed and built to rapidly prototype, test, and deploy at scale new and unique consumer and commercial financial products and services. They are also one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, receiving recognition on the list of INC 5000 fastest growing private companies in America the last 5 years in a row.

As part of our continuing strategy to grow and adjust to an ever-changing business and technology landscape, they are looking to add an experienced Sr. DevOps Engineering Lead with strong architecture, infrastructure design background to join their team. This position is a leading role on their growing Engineering team and handles a range of DevOps requirements including leading a fully automated cloud infrastructure environment from the provisioning, deployment, management, and oversight of a highly scalable set of SaaS services. You’ll be primarily responsible for optimizing the performance and costs of our ongoing SaaS deployment and tooling.

What you get to do as the DevOps Engineering Lead

  • Review devops infrastructure design and advise remote development teams of optimizations as appropriate to maximize security, stability, scalability, cost and performance
  • Monitor all dev, QA, Staging, and Production infrastructure and respond rapidly to urgent situations
  • Support global devops team to put pro-active monitoring in place for all systems, with automated alerts and efficient communication systems for distributed teams to work together to resolve devops (or other) urgent issues
  • Work with the software development team to integrate devops planning into software architecture design
  • Collaborate with global dev/devops team to ensure 99.99% uptime for systems with millions of users and rapid growth
  • Support Performance Engineering team to ensure our production systems are always 3 to 6 months ahead of the growth curve
  • Support DBA team to plan and implement ongoing expansion in size and scope of data systems with no negative user impact
  • Build and optimize CI, CD System for operation and deployment as automatically as possible
  • Act as focal point for communication with USA management team if/when urgent issues in production systems are being resolved

What you need to succeed as the DevOps Engineering Lead

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, advanced degree a plus.
  • Possess at least 6 years of work experience as a DevOps Engineer with exposure to state of the art technologies in Dev Ops space. 
  • Strong experience and hands-on skills with most or all of
    • Docker, Terraform, Jenkins
    • Leveraging multiple services from AWS: EC2, ECS, S3, RDS, IAM, Route53, CloudWatch, Cloudfront
    • Load balancer configuration, optimization and maintenance
    • Firewalls for AWS (e.g. WAF) to prevent DDOS, SQL injection, and other attacks
    • Constant improvement of AWS Cloudfront to optimize security, performance, cache management
    • Container orchestration and management: ECS, EKS
    • Improving ECS performance, security and cost
    • Setup and management of monitoring tools like Prometheus, Cloudwatch
    • Setup and management of centralized logging, e.g.  Elasticsearch, Newrelic
    • Linux/ Unix Administration and scripting using shell scripts
  • Experience and solid skills with the following strongly preferred
    • Infrastructure as code (e.g.Terraform and Cloudformation)
    • CI: Jenkins, CodeBuild, etc.
    • Automation test using Robot framework to support QA team
    • SonarQube deployment and operation
    • PostgreSQL and MySQL
    • Tuning Postgresql and scaling solutions for large traffic
    • Command-line tools and distributed version control systems such as GIT.
  • Strong experience improving speed, efficiency and scalability of all systems

What’s in it for you with this fast growing Fintech company?

  • Excellent Compensation Package includes Competitive Salary range and comprehensive benefits package
  • Serve as the “eyes and ears” to monitor the Software Development process from end to end
  • Our client offers a combination of the stability of a bank with the creativity of a fintech startup. You’ll enjoy a stable, family friendly, culture of consumer-oriented and responsible innovation. Since they are a profitable and highly rated bank, you won’t have to worry about getting the next round of VC funding and they expect you to have a work-life balance of a normal human. Weekends, nights, and evenings should be spent with friends and family, not in the office
  •  If you get inspired by wanting your next career milestone to read: “Senior DevOps on a TEAM that grew revenue from $50 million to $500 million in 5 years.”, our client would  like to chat with you!