Cloud/DevOps Engineer - REMOTE at Flexion Inc.

| Madison, WI
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Cloud/DevOps Engineer- REMOTE

Why you want to work at Flexion:

We're looking for a Cloud DevOps Engineer with an unwavering passion for working in autonomous, self-directed teams to build complex systems using lean, agile mindsets. You will deliver incremental business value with each sprint and enable options at all scales. You and your team will build automated, enterprise-scale tools, working with other teams to effectively consume and use data to improve the healthcare digital experience of millions of Americans.

Flexion is an agile software company that's been delivering excellence for over 24 years. Our company culture is built on trust and transparency. We empower self-directed teams by hiring people who can solve complex problems by functioning collaboratively. This means lending a hand and flexing your multi-skilled muscles (business application software engineering, database engineering, DevOps, security engineering, information architecture, etc.) as needed. Every member within a cross-functional team is a leader who takes responsibility for the entire team's success, which mirrors the company's overall flat structure.

What the job looks like:

You'll be part of a multi-disciplinary, agile foundational components team tasked with improving DevOps and data governance practices for modernizing enterprise government systems in healthcare. We strive to automate all the things and build the highest quality systems with modern, cloud-native tools and emerging technologies. The project work is primarily remote but may require some client on-site work estimated at < 10%.

  • You advance the state-of-the-art practice for agile cloud engineering, site reliability, Infrastructure as Code and DevOps engineering across Flexion and our clients, such as delivering small narrow slices of functionality, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment.
  • You swarm and pair with your team to design, code, test, debug, deploy and document software in an agile environment, including application framework components.
  • You collaborate with other teams in the organization to define supporting infrastructure and software tools needed to run and monitor software in a large scale environment.
  • You contribute to the design and architecture of software and infrastructure to ensure projects meet goals for security, scalability, maintainability, availability, and resiliency. You are able to clearly articulate and present the implications of design and architectural choices, issues, and plans to program leaders and stakeholders.
  • You learn and analyze new technologies and industry best practices to identify suitability for adoption by the development team and the programs we support.
  • You drive a quality mindset within the team.
  • You consult with and advise cloud engineers on the client program teams on cloud engineering best practices.
  • You work with other engineers across the foundational components teams and partner teams on larger DevOps initiatives to support the entire division.
  • You facilitate technical designs, architecture and planning.
  • Although you are a member of the foundational components team, you may work directly with other development teams as an "Embedded Liaison". In this case, some of your time will be spent with your other team as a Liaison, while the rest is spent working with the foundational components team to build tools and solutions.

Why we want to hire you:

You thrive working in a dynamic environment and think, design, and code with the knowledge that things will change. You can design small pieces as you go, while still thinking about how they fit into the whole. You welcome change as a positive thing and never look at anything you deliver as "final." You understand when "good enough" really is good enough, without ever compromising on the overall product quality. You want to work with team members who challenge and support you every day. You demonstrate an unwavering commitment to automated code coverage.

You have these attributes:
  • A history of technical leadership, excellent communications, relationship building and positive attitude.
  • A self-starting, go-getter attitude.
  • Passionate about learning new technologies and the ability to do so quickly.
  • Dedicated to agile engineering practices.
  • Write tested, high-quality code efficiently.

You have these skills and experiences:
  • Strong core Linux networking, shell scripting and administration skills.
  • Production Python programming experience.
  • Experience with automated unit testing, end to end testing, and smoke tests, striving towards 100% automated test coverage.
  • Engineering experience with AWS, including some of the following: RDS, EC2, Dynamo, S3, Redshift, VPC, Scaling Groups, Load Balancers, Route53, KMS, CloudFormation, ECS, Fargate, CodeBuild.
  • Hands-on experience in virtualization and containerization with Docker.
  • Expertise in Infrastructure as Code tooling, preferably Terraform, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, AirFlow.
  • Experience building and operating fully automated CI / CD tools & pipelines
  • Expertise in cloud infrastructure security & IAM privilege management.
  • Knowledge and experience with several of the following:
  • Application logging, monitoring, observability and alerting.
  • Designing systems for extremely high availability with 99.999% uptime.
  • Enterprise data warehouse, data mart or data lake
  • Deploying and managing a wide array of web app components and supporting platforms such as Apache, nginx, Node.js, Redis, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Postgres, Kong
  • Security, monitoring and analysis tools such as Snyk, Splunk, SonarQube, Nexus, NewRelic, Nessus.
  • Hadoop/Spark, Jupyter, Airflow and the AWS Big Data Platform.
  • Node.js, JavaScript, Postgres, DynamoDB.
  • Building to design patterns and other software engineering best practices.
  • Building APIs using a microservices architecture.
  • A Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years of Application Development/DevOps experience.

At Flexion, we live by these principles:
  • Speak openly and honestly with your colleagues and clients about problems and proposed solutions
  • Welcome and handle changing requirements and priorities with little or no warning
  • Collaborate online in small groups about 50% of the time
  • Encourage simple and minimal solutions that keep options open
  • Expect and vocally advocate for quality first
  • Learn new practices and techniques as the situation demands
  • Ensure the teams develop demonstrable software every week or two
  • Do what needs to be done to deliver the product or project without ego or attitude
  • Dig deep to find the root causes of problems so we can create the right solutions
  • Relentlessly improve yourself, your team, and your processes

The most efficient way to reach our recruiting team is to submit your resume through the URL provided.

Job Location

811 E. Washington Ave., Suite 400 Madison, Wisconsin

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If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 608-205-8868 for assistance.
More Information on Flexion Inc.
Flexion Inc. operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI. Flexion Inc. was founded in 1995. It has 172 total employees. To see all 18 open jobs at Flexion Inc., click here.
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