Senior DevOps Engineer I at Pax8 (Remote)

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Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud-based SaaS distributor, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world's favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it's business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best.
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life.
No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there's no such thing as a "perfect" candidate, so we don't look for the right " fit " - instead, we look for the add.We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don't meet 100% of the bullet points.Webelieve in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.
We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you're a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.
Position Summary:
The Sr. DevOps Engineer I contributes to the architecture, development, automation, testing, and maintenance of our software infrastructure. They work together with technical leadership and all Engineering teams to solve exciting challenges as we grow. The Sr. Engineer uses tools and frameworks such as docker containers, Kubernetes (EKS), Helm, GitHub Actions, Terraform and other cloud native technologies to move from a centralized monolith to a distributed microservice ecosystem. They advance our CI/CD capabilities so that we can deliver value to the business at an ever-increasing rate while focusing on high availability of Pax8 developed and managed services.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop the technical approach for Microservice Architecture and provide oversight across multiple projects, working directly with the Development and QA teams
  • Develop and maintain Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) of Pax8 and third-party Microservices in AWS using Helm, Kubernetes, Terraform, and GitHub Actions
  • Provide mentorship to Engineering teams to improve technical excellence
  • Assure high availability of Pax8 developed and managed services by troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issue in the Production environment and providing ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms
  • Perform quality assurance reviews in areas of expertise
  • Participate in on-call rotations

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:
  • At least six (6) to nine (9) years of experience supporting the architecture, development, automation, testing, and maintenance of software infrastructure
  • Programming/scripting languages: Bash, Python, AWS CLI, Java and JavaScript
  • Solid Site Reliability Engineering experience
  • Highly proficient in the architecture of and integration of AWS services such as EKS, ElastiCache, AWS Elasticsearch Service, RDS and MSK
  • Highly proficient in troubleshooting production Kubernetes microservices
  • Highly proficient with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Subject-Matter Expert in the design of Terraform modules and best practices of writing Terraform across multiple repositories and deployed to multiple AWS accounts.
  • Subject-Matter expert in CI/CD design and standardization across microservices
  • Subject-Matter expert with networking principles and technologies such as ACL's, Subnetting, DNS, load balancers, reverse proxies, containerized networking methodologies, etc.
  • Database and replications skills including PSQL and NoSQL preferred
  • Expert in Agile methodologies using tools such as Jira, Wrike, LeanKit, Rally or similar
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to rebound from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Ability to consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Ability to gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Ability to relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to anticipate and adopt innovations in business-building digital and technology applications

Required Education & Certifications:
  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience

  • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $140,000 or more depending on experience

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • GroovyLanguages
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • OAuthFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • GrailsFrameworks
    • SpringMVCFrameworks
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • NoSQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases


Located in the heart of the DTC right next to the Landmark Town Center, we have great access to restaurants, entertainment, and RTD commuting options

An Insider's view of Pax8

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I would describe the vibe in the office as both fun as well as people getting things done. Another strong aspect of the vibe is collaboration. All of the engineering team's desks are on wheels. When people need to work together, they simply move their desks. It's very exciting what gets created when people collaborate together.


Director of Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Automation projects are what excites me the most. As a QA Engineer, this has helped sharpen my skills and prepare me for what automation testing brings. I believe automation is the way of the future. I’m eager to continue and learn how automation will improve Pax8’s ability to efficiently deliver the highest quality products in the fastest way.


QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Pax8 has taught me what the power of a solid and positive work culture can do for my motivation, confidence, personal growth and career growth. Being part of such a rapidly evolving environment has shown me how to be agile while remaining grounded, open minded while staying focused and has given me the opportunity to learn from some of the best.


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What is your vision for the company?

My vision is that all employees at Pax8 feel tied to our values, to the work we do holistically, and to their fellow employees. I want everyone here to feel that their contributions are valued. I want our people to feel they have challenging work each day, and at the same time have the resources they need to meet those challenges successfully.


Director of People Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

From the recruiting process until now I feel that Pax8 has supported me. Everyone, from executives down to entry level, is there to help and aid you in your growth. Pax8 is a family and they care about you and your growth within the company. Even now there is so much education, resources, people, and so much more here ready and willing to help.


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