Senior Software Developer DevOps

We’re looking for a Senior Software Developer, DevOps who can help us support the development organization to deliver value to customers in a reliable, efficient, and safe manner. You’ll do this by solving problems and creating infrastructure, software, and processes. You’ll be working in a focused team that owns one or more pieces of the production application environment and the developer experience. This role reports to the Director, Production Operations and Delivery and is based in Hootsuite’s Vancouver office (post COVID19) or remotely across Canada or the US (in accordance with Hootsuite’s local employment entities). The successful candidate may need to be able to travel from time to time to Hootsuite’s Vancouver office.WHAT YOU’LL DO:Lead by owning project milestones, epics or featuresPractice continuous improvement, contributing to culture, process and direction in your team and across our departmentWrite software – tools, libraries, automation, services, and glueBuild and maintain infrastructure with infrastructure-as-codePractice continuous deliveryManage the reliability, security and integrity of our large, cloud-based Linux infrastructureParticipate in a flexible on-call rotationDevelop processes and automation to eliminate repetitive tasksCollaborate with others across the organization to solve problems and build better processes, systems and softwareCommunicate by mentoring, writing documentation, participating in meetings, and showing off your work at demosWHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:Design and build of our Kubernetes-based compute platformIdentify and implement new platform featuresResearch and evaluate new technologiesRefactor, rewrite or retire existing platform featuresOperate our developer experience and production environmentsDiagnose and repair our distributed systemsPerform maintenance, upgrades and migrationsControl or eliminate repetitive tasks, alert noise and business-as-usual workEnable development teamsProvide executable interfaces to our build, test and deploy platformProvide tools and best practices to support the entire software development lifecycleProvide advice, guidance and tooling on architecting microservices for productionWHAT YOU’LL NEED:A degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience and senior level experience working in an SRE, DevOps or software engineering roleAn ability to write software and working knowledge of software engineering practice (we use Go, you might have experience with other languages)Experience using containerization technologies (We use Kubernetes, you might use ECS, Nomad, Mesos, Docker Compose or similar)Experience using infrastructure-as-code tools to build and run cloud infrastructure (we use Terraform, Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes, you might have experience with Puppet, Chef, Salt, Mesos, ECS or similar)Excellent written and verbal communication skillsPreferred. Experience administering artifact repositories (we use Artifactory, but you might have had experience with Nexus or similar) and an enterprise SCM (we use GitHub Enterprise, you might have experience with GitLab or Bitbucket Server)Preferred. Working knowledge of Linux systems, including troubleshooting system level issues, shell scripting, networking (L3-L7) and basic monitoringPreferred. Experience with operating, building and maintaining cloud infrastructurePreferred. An understanding of SaaS software development practice; Ideally you have experience working on a SaaS productWHO YOU ARE:Tenacious. You are determined to succeed, and you are motivated by the success of customers, colleagues, and the community.Curious. You are always learning and seeking ways to make things better.Priority Setter: You focus time/energy on the most important issues/opportunities. You clearly understand how to assess the importance of tasks and decisionsAccountable: You hold yourself and others accountable to meeting commitmentsProblem Solver: You use an organized and logical approach to find solutions to complex problems. You look beyond the obvious to understand the contributing factors.
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