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DevOps Systems Engineer

Function: Technology
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:05:47 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1096346
DescriptionDevOps Systems Engineer
Looking for a passionate candidate who has in depth understanding of the infrastructure (on-premises & public cloud) as well as technical expertise in middleware with deep insights in the areas of DevOps practices, tools, technologies, and processes. The ideal candidate should have hands-on experience designing, implementing and integrating multiple systems across business domains, provide architecture guidance and recommending solutions based on industry best practices.

Primary Responsibilities
• As a DevOps engineer, act as a liaison between the cloud/infrastructure engineers and application developers to automate and accelerate the testing, release and deployment of applications with “manage infrastructure as code” mind set.
• Develop, manage and maintain critical microservices applications that are being migrated to public cloud from on-premise data center using provisioning/configuration automation tools such as Packer/Terraform/Puppet and through CI/CD pipeline
• Provide operational support for Staples enterprise applications in both on-premise and Azure cloud with deeper understanding/troubleshooting skills in network & middleware technologies such as Load Balancers (F5/Azure LB), Web Servers (NGINX, Apache), Applications (Tomcat, Sprint boot), and Messaging (RabbitMQ, Kafka).
• Provide management with analysis of the systems and integration issues and challenges
• Define/determine proper KPIs to measure availability, performance, availability of services across various platforms
• Work with security team, identify and remediate security vulnerabilities in web/app space
• Ability to provide on call support at least once a month


Basic Qualifications
• 5 - 10 years of relevant industry experience plus BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
• 5+ years of hands-on experience in open source middleware technologies (Apache, Tomcat, NGNIX, RabbitMQ, Kafka etc)
• Strong scripting skills driving automation of workflows in a Linux/Unix environment (e.g.: Shell, Python, Perl)
• 2+ years of hands-on experience in DevOps/Automation technologies such as Puppet/Ansible/Chef, Jenkins, GitHub/Bitbucket, Jira etc
• Proven experience in diagnostic, debugging, and troubleshooting skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Proven track record of taking ownership and getting results
• Ability to influence and negotiate
• Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities amid ambiguity
• Ability to formulate data-driven decisions
• Strong verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills
• Exhibits excellent judgment
• Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
• Knowledge of Spring and the Spring ecosystem (Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Data, Spring Security) is a plus.
• Experience with Terraform is a strong plus
• Experience working in Agile methodologies
• Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the technical ecosystem
• Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
• Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
• Strong results orientation
• Attention to detail, and a commitment to quality work

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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