DevOps Engineer

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 03-15-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity Group is seeking an experienced DevOps Engineer to add to the success of this successful retailer. Our client is a worldwide provider of specialised retail products; having been in business for close to 20 years they are a leader in their industry providing their customers a diverse and large range of global brands and products. Both in store and online they are highly innovative in how their customers interact with their products and aim to provide best customer experience. Highly recognised for their company culture, diversity, progression opportunities and strong corporate social responsibility this is a fantastic opportunity to join their growing team!
About the Opportunity
  • Own the tech stack of their E-commerce platform, continuously improving system environments with scalable and secure solutions.
  • Own the production deployment task. Build continuous integration and delivery pipeline. Perform server audit and maintain server health with automated monitoring.
  • Work closely with developers. Learn the development process and help the team to improve productivity by building tools and processes.
  • Provide support to development team on troubleshooting and resolving system issues on our e-commerce platform with the ability to explore log files and source code as required.
  • Lead automating operations. Improve the productivity of operation tasks and look for opportunities to automate as much as possible to reduce operation risk and cost.
  • Reproduce any production incidents in a testing environment, evaluate available solution and approaches, complete development of the chosen solution, and follow up with end users.
  • Develop site monitoring, deployment strategies and testing to support our goal of 100% uptime and quick turnaround of deployments.
  • Be on-call afterhours to address emergency issues on production environment.
  • Manage, organize and present application statistics, establishing key metrics and KPIs and developing and delivering both regular and ad-hoc reports and dashboards to help drive decision-making.
  • Establish and periodically update the Release Policy, which governs the release process and details release categories, release activities, role & responsibilities, exception, etc.
Skills & Experience
  • Strong technical skills in Scripting, Bash scripting, and experience with Java and Java Script on eCommerce platforms
  • 2+ years DevOps experience, ideally coming from a development background
  • Note there is no DevOps team. This role sits alone in back end team (3 BE devs)
  •  Some experience in Web Analytics tools such as Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics,, and other web analytics platforms
  • Experience with continuous integration, log collection and analysis.  Smartness with an intellectual curiosity that drives motivation to keep on top of technical trends
  • Comfortable writing scripts such as JavaScript, ruby, bash, groovy, and/or python. (minimum 2)
  • Extremely reliable and accountable in times of need
  • Demonstrable experience with Java web applications running on Tomcat platform, CMS system, MS SQL Server, etc.
  • Comfortable working with both Windows and Linux environments
  • Experience with Jenkins or Hudson. Docker experience is an asset
  • Experience with Adobe Experience Manager is an asset
  • Ability to understand and apply basic metrics gathering techniques
  • Ideal candidate will have practical experience in Release Management and DevOps, and be a recognized leader in enhancing process, using metrics and applying technology to improve efficiency and quality
Culture & Benefits:
Work in a company that is award winning when it comes to culture and thrives on providing an engaging and progressive work environment, and that has been highly recognised as being a leader in corporate social responsibility. You will also receive the following benefits from joining the team:
  • Group Retirement Savings and Employee Shareholding programs
  • Extended health, dental and vision benefits
  • 100% MSP coverage
  • Flexible spending account
  • Progressive paid vacation plan
  • Open concept Vancouver office, designed to inspire collaboration and innovation
  • Gym for a nominal cost and free secure bike cages available in our building
  • Underground secure parking
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • Company discount on products
  • A company that celebrates successes and recognizes its team
We thank everyone who took the time to apply for this position, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
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