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DevOps Engineer - Chef/Puppet
Ref No.: 18-00282
Location: Austin, Texas
DevOps Engineer - Chef/Puppet (2 Jobs)
Austin, TX (Consider Interviews in Seattle, WA or Redwood City, CA or Playa Vista, CA)
1 Year Contract - Perm Possible but not guaranteed

NOTE: No Visa sposorship or third party resources for this requirement. Purely W2 contract.

On the Tech Ops team you would build automation using Chef and will be converting the data centers' automation platform to Chef from Puppet (To Be Legacy and decommissioned)

Your responsibilities on the team would include:
Designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines for all that we build
Designing and delivering core infrastructure services
Producing Chef Recipes, documentation, runbooks, and support tooling for online support teams

You are a self-starter with a considerable breadth of technical knowledge and the ability to dig deep when necessary.
Here is a representative but non-exhaustive list of the skills we are looking for in a successful candidate.

Networking: a strong foundation of networking basics is mandatory. Switching/routing, VPNs, load balancing, proxying, network virtualization, firewall basics (especially iptables) and general netsec best practices.

Programming Languages: experience with Ruby and Python. Ability to dive into the Chef code creating recipes and builds to make Puppet legacy and Chef primary.

Automation: experience with configuration management and infrastructure as code tools is a must. Chef (primary skill), Puppet (secondary skill), Terraform (a plus not required), Docker (a plus not required)

Virtualization, Containerization, Cloud Computing: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform are all used within the 20,000 server environment.