Lead DevOps Engineer at FOURKITES (Remote)

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Join Fourkites, a fast-paced, innovative, data-driven start-up that is changing the Supply Chain industry through real time tracking and end-to-end visibility - 2021 Best Tech Startups In Chicago.

We are looking for a candidate who is energetic & drives how the company deploys, verifies, and monitors applications and services in Cloud Infrastructure. You will interface with all stakeholders to define DevOps processes and also assist in the ongoing improvement of CI/CD environment provisioning and development workflows. You will ensure that they have appropriate levels of monitoring and alerting set up for all applications across a mix of physical servers, private cloud and public cloud.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Build a relationship with development team by understanding their stack, code and its dependencies to build the robust infrastructure with next gen technologies
  • Design, Build and maintain the system which supports monitor the application and infrastructure
  • Experience in building industry best cloud infrastructure with strong governance model and security and cost management
  • Hands on experience in design, plan and build the infrastructure using orchestration and configuration management tools & automate the Infrastructure
  • Participate in day-to-day operations to ensure stability, reliability, and availability of applications and services for the business.
  • Provide recommendations for improvement of infrastructure, technology, operational capability, reliability and performance as required by business needs.
  • Working alongside Engineering to create the deployment model/strategies(CI/CD) and capacity planning for Dev,QA, Staging and Production environments 
  • Ensure to own the end to end responsibility on projects and drive independently to the closure
  • As a leader, work with cross functional team to design, architect, document and deliver the DevOps roadmap for your teams
  • Provide a timely support, assistance on any critical issues to the peers on a timely basis and be a mentor
  • Find opportunities for continuous improvements to our system.
  • Continuously look for ways to optimize and streamline the Fourkites infrastructure to facilitate a seamless experience for our customer

Skills and Qualifications

  • Min 10+ years of relevant experience with strong working expertise of Agile environments.
  • Strong understanding of Cloud Infrastructure technologies such as Azure, AWS to deliver the end to end solutions
  • Hands on experience in developing scripts using Shell/Python/Ruby/Powershell etc
  • Proficient in containerization technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AKS, EKS etc
  • Hands on experience in configuration/orchestration tools such as Ansible, Chef, puppet Terraform, Cloudformation  etc
  • Strong knowledge in defining RBAC policies in AWS/Azure for both Prod and Non prod environments
  • Should have experience in build & release management using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Maven,Ant, Github actions etc
  • Should have experience  in SCM tools like SVN, Git, Bitbucket etc
  • Good understanding of linux & windows internals
  • Should have had exposure of cloud migrations in complex enterprises
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Exceptional problem solving & analytics skills

Named one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, FourKites is on a mission to transform the world’s supply chains with the most powerful technology on the planet. With a customer base that includes 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies and nine of the top-10 CPG companies, the company combines the largest network of real-time logistics data with machine learning to help its customers lower costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. We are a customer-obsessed organization, wholeheartedly committed to helping our customers succeed and drive long-term value. 

The empathy we exhibit with our customers applies internally, as well. At FourKites, a positive work culture is a priority, and team members benefit from structured employee development plans, mentorship and training programs, quarterly review and promotions processes, affinity group memberships and competitive benefits packages. Click here to learn more about our team and our corporate values.

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An Insider's view of FOURKITES

How does your team reward individual success?

At FourKites, we LOVE tacos! We love them so much we use a recognition taco bot in slack to reward and recognize great work across all 3 offices. At the end of the month, the taco winner gets a gift card to get tacos somewhere in Chicago!


Director, Talent & Development, Talent Acquisitions

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.


Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.


Staff Accountant

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!


Talent Acquisition Specialist

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits and wellness programs, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of global culture & connection programs and committees, such as DEI Employee Councils, FourKites Pride, and FourKites Women's groups.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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