Sr. DevOps Specialist (Remote Opportunity)

  • Rewind
  • Remote
  • Nov 09, 2020
Full time Web Development

Job Description

We're looking for passionate and gritty Senior Devops Specialist to join our growing team and help us build Ottawa’s next successful software company. Like Shopify, we love Ruby on Rails and React. We strive to create simple tools that deliver powerful functionality to our customers. We believe that usability is a key component of successful software and we will sacrifice nothing to deliver this for our customers.

***This is a remote opportunity for anyone who is eligible to work for a Canadian employer***

About Rewind

Rewind is a service that protects the data that is driving your business, from a simple side hustle to a successful venture. Our focus is on backing up data that lives in the cloud – in apps like Shopify, BigCommerce, and QuickBooks Online.  

We care about honesty, we believe in learning from our mistakes, and we support each other as we grow.

Who are we looking for

We're looking for the best Devops Engineers to join Rewind and help us build and operate the world's best backup system. We're looking for someone who enjoys solving problems, working at scale, and hates doing things manually.

What you will do

  • You will be part of our small, but growing, development team responsible for backing up billions of items for over 10,000+ businesses.
  • Your role will be huge; You will help automate everything possible around CI/CD and deployment while also helping to troubleshoot interesting issues that arise.  You’ll be doing that as we scale to 100,000+ customers.
  • You will work with the existing team to evaluate our current cloud infrastructure, make recommendations, and implement improvements to create simplicity, save costs, and set-up the business as we scale.
  • You will provide guidance to the R&D team on best practices/tools/services to use in AWS.
  • You will foster a Devops culture throughout the R&D organization; You preach infrastructure as code and help using tools like terraform and cloudformation.
  • On occasion and as needed, you will work with the support team to investigate and resolve customer issues.
  • Take a look at our Engineering Blog for some of the problem areas we’ve worked on

What we're looking for

  • Rewind is built using Ruby on Rails; Rails knowledge is preferred but not a must. 
  • Background in Linux/Unix administration.
  • Experience with CI/CD systems (Jenkins, Circle-ci, Travis, etc.)
  • Strong experience with AWS (3-5 years experience)
  • 8+ years of experience in the industry, focusing on DevOps for the past 6+ years
  • Ideally, you’ve worked for a SAAS company hosting their application on AWS
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud servicesStrong experience with SQL and PostgreSQL (NoSQL experience is a plus too!).
  • A working understanding of code and script (PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby).
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service.
  • A working understanding of Docker and container orchestration
  • You have to be self-motivated and possess strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to mentor junior devops engineers and pass on your knowledge
  • You need a problem-crushing attitude.
  • You have to be able to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle a fast-paced work environment, new challenges, and changing priorities.
  • "Customer service is an attitude, not a department" - this quote should resonate with you

About our Hiring Process 

You can expect us to be curious about who you are, what experiences you have gained to date and what you are looking for in your next opportunity. We know that you are selecting us as an employer just as much as we are inviting you to join our team. We will provide a series of opportunities for us to connect and for you to meet various members of our team. Please ask us questions and let us know how we can support you throughout our hiring process. 

Please send an application that speaks directly to this position. There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. Be authentic, be yourself, be creative, and take your time with the application. We want to see your personality. There’s no prize for being the first to submit! Please address your "Why you want to work with us question" to Doc Brown and tell us briefly about:

  • Why you want to work at Rewind and not somewhere else.
  • A time you taught yourself a new skill to complete a job or project.
  • Some of the challenges we may face scaling our IT infrastructure; introduce yourself as a colleague and explain how you can help us
  • Your favourite meal; why you love it and how you prepare it

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your background is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying, even if you aren’t able to check every box above. We don’t hire people to fill boxes - each new hire is an opportunity for us to augment our collective perspective and to make us a stronger team… and that is where you come in! 

We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive workplace where all of our teammates can bring their full and authentic selves to work... everyday. As a proud equal opportunity employer, we consider all applicants for employment and certainly invite those who identify as members of underrepresented communities to apply and join our team! And hey - we may not have a role available today that would be exciting to you, but we are growing fast and would love to have you join our talent community.

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