Sr Development Manager, DevOps -$1,000 Signing Bonus (Remote) at Vertafore

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Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solutions are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Vertafore is looking for a Sr. Development Manager in DevOps to lead multiple growing DevOps teams.

At Vertafore we work with a diverse set of systems and technologies. You'll get a chance to help advance our DevOps practice within the company. This will include automating infrastructure deployments, collaborating with development teams to implement state-of-the-art build and deployment pipelines, and defining the future of DevOps within Vertafore. 

Our DevOps teams are responsible for supporting multiple products and development teams in automating infrastructure, build pipelines, deployment, and production support. Some days we're working closely with development teams to learn their pain points and come up with creative and fully automated solutions. Some days we're working to ensure our build and release pipelines are working well and releasing quality code as quickly as possible. Other days we are working on production issues that directly impact our customers. Vertafore gives you a chance to learn and use a wide variety of skills while working alongside with some amazing people. 

Our technology stack is largely Linux based, with most of our code being written in Java. We also work with many opensource technologies and platforms.

Over the next few years, we'll be working on several initiatives including:

  • Moving our source code to GitLab
  • Working with development teams to support our world-class development processes
  • Rebuilding and improving build pipelines for maximum value
  • Automating both infrastructure and code deployment
  • Migration of our SaaS solutions into AWS
  • Implementing monitoring and alerting to identify when we have issues.

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Automate manual processes (e.g., build, configuration, security)
  • Implement Continuous Deployment (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI) to promote changes across environments
  • Provision and support infrastructure using tools such as CloudFormation, Terraform, and Chef
  • Design metrics to track system reliability and alerts through tools such as Sensu, ELK, and CloudWatch
  • Work across teams to integrate, configure, manage, and support production systems 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Skills and Technologies we use regularly:

  • General system administration
  • Linux (OEL, AWS2)
  • Data technologies (Oracle, Postgres, Cassandra, Kafka)
  • Middleware technologies (WebLogic, SprintBoot, Jetty)
  • AWS (S3, EBS, EC2, ELB/ALB, VPC)
  • Infrastructure provisioning Tools (CloudFormation, Terraform, Chef)
  • Networking (DNS, firewalls, etc.)
  • Deep system administration experience

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years leading software development or infrastructure related teams
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure Provisioning Tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, or similar)
  • Experience using a configuration management tool (Chef, Ansible, Puppet, or similar)
  • 1-2 years working with a cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience putting together build pipelines (Jenkins, Bamboo, GitLab, TFS, TeamCity, etc.)
  • Have an intense passion for technology, problem solving, and delighting customers
  • Have a proven track record in leading development and operations of enterprise web delivery platforms and services in a high performance and high-availability SaaS environment
  • Have experience troubleshooting complex production issues at scale and under tight timelines
  • Develop and communicate compelling analyses and recommendations over aggregate trends from internal feedback
  • Are energetic, effectively managing relationships (up, down, across) and able to roll-up their sleeves to get the job done
  • Think strategically to help drive features and services for short and long-term growth
  • Provide strong people management: attracting, retaining, inspiring, and growing individuals; demonstrate a passion for people development and mobility

Additional Requirements and Details:

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time
  • Ability to work remotely with a stable internet connection
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds
  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.)
  • Frequent sitting and/or standing
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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