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Senior Operations Engineer – Security

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Skills & Requirements

Applicants need the following:

  • At least 5 years of experience working in operations with a solid and complete foundational knowledge of operations.
  • The ability to bring to life a production environment with applications and supporting services.
  • The ability to manage servers and services in a high traffic production environment and to deploy new applications, servers and services into that environment.
  • To be nimble, come up with creative solutions and have a mature approach to operations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player with a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.

At Defiant, ‘trust’ is our number one value. We trust that team members will grab a problem, research, and implement a solution. You won’t be shy about asking for help when you need it, but you can respond self sufficiently when needed.

This is a remote working position but may require intermittent travel to the Seattle area.

The specific skills we require for this position are:

  • Experience with PHP and Node, Perl is a plus. This is not a programming position but we run a large number of servers and services. The role will require that you are adept with code to manage services efficiently.
  • Experience with RabbitMQ.
  • Experience with Ansible.
  • Strong with MySQL, specifically performance optimization.
  • Ability to collaborate with a team using Git and svn when needed.
  • Strong on Apache and Nginx.
  • Adept with Linux, and Ubuntu specifically. Familiarity with Debian a plus.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Familiarity with virtualization including KVM, Proxmox and Virsh as well as guest performance tuning.
  • Strong understanding of networking, including TCP/IP at all layers of the OSI, routing, switching and the ability to analyze network traffic for problems.
  • Experience with and supporting security infrastructure is a plus, but not required – firewalls specifically SonicWall, IPS/IDS, VPN, various monitoring tools.
  • A strong interest in information security.
  • The ability to manage physical machines, including performing BIOS upgrades, managing hot swappable SCSI disks and everything else related to physical hardware.
Tags: Ansible, Apache, AWS, DevOps, Firewall, KVM, Linux, MySQL, Nginx, Node, Perl, PHP, Proxmox, RabbitMQ, Ubuntu, Virsh

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