Sr. DevOps Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

Make an impact and love what you do!


Does building out a top-tier DevOps team, and everything that comes with it, sound intriguing? As the DevOps senior software engineer/team lead embedded in an energetic DevOps agile team, you will lead the team in building out our continuous delivery infrastructure and processes for all of our products utilizing state of the art technologies. You will be hands on leading the architecture and design of the frameworks for the automated continuous deployment of application code, the operational and security monitoring and care of the infrastructure and software platforms. You and your team will serve as the liaison between the agile development teams, SaaS operations, and external cloud providers for deployment, operational efficiency, security, and business continuity.


Our DevOps teams are tightly coupled and integrated with the culture, tools, practices and patterns of the rest of our software engineering organization. They not only "keep the lights on" for our systems and networks, but also empower our other development teams with cutting edge tools and capabilities to bring Vertafore products to market as quickly as possible. All of this will be accomplished with cutting edge, lean-agile, software development methodologies. Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering an opportunity that allows you to make impact in your career.


If you have a passion for DevOps, are hungry to learn, and are looking for a creative, fun and friendly workplace where you get to develop software that will transform the insurance industry, we would love to get in touch with you.

We need DevOps senior software engineer/team leads that:

  • Have 5-7 year's experience in mission critical Cloud operations and/or DevOps engineering
  • Have experience with AWS technologies and/or developing with Distributed Systems using Ansible, Docker, Puppet, Chef or Jenkins
  • Strong understanding and experience working with Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems; specifically troubleshooting and providing administration
  • Have experience with operating and tuning relational and NoSQL databases
  • Strong experience with Chef
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and microservices
  • Have experience with performing support and administrative tasks within Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, OpenStack, or other cloud infrastructure technologies
  • Proficiency in managing systems within multiple sites including fail-over redundancy & autoscaling (knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service)
  • Have experience deploying, maintaining and managing secure systems
  • A background in software development, preferably Web applications
  • Proficient in monitoring and logging tools such as ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)
  • Have experience with build & deploy tools (Jenkins)
  • Have knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling
  • Enjoy solving problems through the entire application stack
  • Have been on the front lines of production outages, both working to resolve the outage as well as root-cause the problem and provide long-term resolution or early identification strategies
  • Are comfortable being on call

We love DevOps senior software engineer/team leads that:

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with other developers, business analysts, testing specialists and product owners to create stellar software products
  • Have a strong sense of ownership
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical, and design skills
  • Closely follow industry trends and the open source community, identifying and proactively advocating for cutting edge tools that would optimize operational performance and/or reduce operating costs
  • Have experience in regulated environments
  • Care about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code and infrastructure
  • Are curious and avid learners
  • Communicate clearly to explain and defend design decisions
  • Are self-motivated and excellent problem-solvers
  • Are driven to improve, personally and professionally
  • Mentor and inspire others to raise the bar for everyone around them
  • Love to collaborate with their peers, designing pragmatic solutions
  • Operate best in a fast-paced, flexible work environment

We really like it when they:

  • Have experience working in an Agile environment
  • Have degree in Computer Science or similar valuable experience

Vertafore strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law equal employment.

If you're looking for challenge and opportunity, reach out to us at www.vertafore.com/careers

 
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Technology we use

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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
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
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
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.
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 provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of 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
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of 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
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
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.
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
Online course subscriptions available
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