DevOps Engineer at Altair (Detroit, MI)

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Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

DevOps Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a DevOps Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The DevOps Engineer will establish the organization's data infrastructure, promoting engineering best practices on data management, and keeping the high bar for data quality. Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Work with our data customers to provide reliable and timely data.
  • Be able to choose the appropriate level of data extraction when designing and implementing tables in the data lake
  • Write code that reliably extracts data from REST service calls and then loads into the data lake.
  • Contribute to data operations with process documentation, service levels, data quality, performance dashboards, and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Implement operational improvements through automation, requiring ingenuity and creativity, within data pipelines.
  • Implement standards and procedures, work with the team to ensure conformity to standards and best practices.
  • Incident management, triage the activities and work with stakeholders and communicate with timely updates.
  • Prepare for and respond to audits for compliance with established standards, policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Collaborate with data engineering and data governance teams in release planning, training, and handoffs.
  • Manage processes at various levels of maturity, while maintaining consistent quality and throughput expectations.
  • Ensure visibility of all operational metrics, and related issues, to peers and leadership and proactively identify opportunities for operational efficiencies.
  • Be part of our support rotation.

Top Performers will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience enriching data using third-party data sources.
  • Working knowledge of the latest big data technologies and systems.
  • Experience building out the tooling and infrastructure to make systems more self-service.
  • Knowledge of tools like Databricks and Astronomer/Airflow to run workloads.
  • Demonstrable experience of building internal tooling using Scala, ZIO, and Cats.

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field.
  • 5 years of overall relevant experience.
  • 2 years of experience in the following:
    • Developing extract-transform-load (ETL).
    • Experience in working in both SQL and Python.
    • Hands-on experience in data lakes.
    • Hands-on experience in Airflow.
    • Hands-on experience using Spark in Scala.
    • Hands-on experience using Git performing merges.

  • Experience using asynchronous REST calls to request data.
  • Experience using NoSQL databases like Bigtable, Cassandra, HBase, etc.
  • Experience in functional programming.
  • Experience using an effects library like Cats IO, ScalaZ, or Zio.

How You Will Be Successful:
  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "First"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.
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