DevOps Lead

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 08-02-2018

On behalf of our enterprise client, Affinity is seeking a DevOps Lead to join their team on a permanent basis. 


  • Responsible for establishing the practice in their area of specialization. The practice will support the end to end  devops process including the build, testing, release and support of data, application and technology components
  • Lead the process to establish the DevOps practice responsible for platform operations and monitoring and release management
  • Primary responsibility of this role is to provide operational and organizational leadership within the group and to the development teams including; 
  • Establish a Digital Ops practice for platforms, accountable to measure and increase the quality and velocity of software deployments
  • Establish and manage software release cycle using the latest techniques and technologies
  • Develop and maintain service level agreements with internal client groups, with a strong focus on service availability and proactive detection of problems
  • Build, deliver and maintain environments required to operate for data and global analytics team, performance solutions team, and global digital solutions teams  
  • Writing scripts to automate tasks for reliability and scalability 
  • Contribute to the architecture, design, development and operations of highly scalable cloud services that are used within all regions of the company 
  • Manage product releases against product release cycles 
  • Ensuring environments are operating in accordance with the service level agreements 
  • To triage and resolve service-effecting application issues in accordance with service level agreements 
  • Establishing and/or maintaining relationships with various vendors, partners and third party service providers 
  • Measure and report on the quality and velocity of software deployments delivered on an ongoing basis, including preparing diagrams, workflows and other specification to communicate technical design options 
  • Monitor new trends and technologies for the purposes of evaluating, proposing and selecting new tools and processes that support continuous transformation in the digital environment ​​​
  • B.S. degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience in software development with at least 5 years of experience as a developer on an Agile/Scrum team and at least 5 years of experience managing one or more software development teams
  • Experience with improving software reliability and release predictability
  • Experience in cloud technologies (Azure, AWS.) and cloud services (build servers, release management, etc.)
  • Experience with Azure, Microsoft platform, as well as VisualForce, Apex, Salesforce DX and AEM
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive, IoT, other big data tools and distributed systems, networks, storage, containers and container application platforms like Kubernetes and Mesos
  • Experience with Configuration Management Systems like Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible
  • Experience with network security technologies (e.g. firewalls, virtual private networks)
  • Experience in triage
  • Development and operational experience to customer facing B2B or retail verticals is highly preferred
  • Experience supporting a highly available environment for a cloud service provider
  • Experience working across the business to communicate infrastructure updates, downtime issues and other cross cutting issues affecting the business
About Affinity Group:
Affinity Group is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility. 

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