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Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) / DevOps Engineer: Mid-Level, REMOTE

Company: Ferguson Enterprises
Location: Newport News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Ferguson has an exciting opportunity for a remote, mid-level, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) / DevOps Engineer to join the Operations Center team, within the Ferguson IT organization. The Information Technology job family acquires, designs, implements and operates the organization's information technology resources, including computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications, data processing and security.

We are seeking a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to bridge the gap between developers and IT operations who will be dedicated to creating software and improves the reliability of systems in multiple environments, fixing issues, and responding to escalated incidents. The SRE should have a passion for tackling challenges across a spectrum of technologies. This role combines software and systems engineering disciplines with operations to build high-performance, scalable and resilient application systems that adhears to operational standards and principles. SREs are team players who embed themselves within product teams as needed to advance the architecture and performance of software systems and train their peers in topics such as debugging distributed systems, building self-healing applications and continuously improving performance.

** This role is approved to sit 100% remote. If local to the Newport News, VA area, you will have the option for in-office work, once permitted. **


Provides support and coordinates triage efforts to resolve technical issues for enterprise class applications that are hosted in the cloud
Works closely with development teams to understand, evaluate and propose solutions to meet current and anticipated future growth challenges.
Builds, improves, and runs critical backend services as well as tooling and automation to allow multiple product teams to release and scale their software reliably and predictably.


Lead by example to instill a culture of continuous improvement and optimization among your counterparts
Responsible for developing, implementing, and optimizing the efficiency of infrastructure as well as the reliability, and scalability of our technology stacks
Assist in establishing requirements, methods and procedures for routine maintenance
Build serverless and containerized systems and services within Azure and Oracle environments
Troubleshoot existing systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develop solutions
Support the application both infrastructure and software
Responsible for platform deployments
Help design, build and maintain configuration management automation and deployment automation with various tool
Implement monitoring and alerting schemes to detect and notify when performance thresholds are not being met
Deployment of applications with technologies such as Spring Boot, Kubernetes, Tomcat, Apache, and nginx or others.
Build auto-scaled systems with Kubernetes, Jenkins, and Ansible.
Tune server and application-level performance monitoring and alerting
CI/CD build pipeline with Jenkins and Artifactory
End to end infrastructure capabilities
Integrations troubleshooting
Major Incident Response
Disaster Recovery Planning
Performance Management
Provide and maintain system documentation.
Maintain best practice for OS, network, and application hardening.
Continual evaluation of processes and technologies we use and suggesting areas for improvement
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Release Engineering
-Continuous Integration
-Tools for testing automation
-Continuous Deployment and zero downtime principles
-Develop services and tooling that facilitate high quality releases
Automate and maintain the platforms that run our applications
-Architected Solutions
-Reverse proxies, Caching systems, Services
-Layer 7 networking
-CDN, DNS, SSL, Load Balancing
-Cloud Engineering
-Private, Oracle, Azure, AWS, GCP
-Automated Infrastructure
-Terraform, Kubernetes
-Monitoring and Alerting

Information Systems Manager
Has no direct or indirect responsibility for supervision of other associates.


3-5 years of software development experience required
2-3 years general Application/Systems Administration experience required
Experience with Azure and Oracle Cloud required
Experience developing in NodeJS, Python, Ruby, Java/Groovy, & Javascript required
Experience with AD and Azure AD required
Experience with Linux - Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntum CentOS required
Experience working in a high traffic enterprise environment required
Expereince with scripting language - Powershell, Groovy, JavaScript, NodeJS, VBS, Bash required

SSL and certificate management, sSH and RSA, Oauth 2.0, cloud based storage required
Experience with Kubernetes required
Advanced knowledge of web-based, service oriented applications, and testing tools required
Understanding of software load balancing, feature switching, service discovery required
Advanced knowledge with Caching systems and techniques (memcached, Redis, Varnish)
Advanced experience with CI/CD systems
Advanced knowledge of the Linux operating systems CLI
Understanding of complex web hosting configuration components, including firewalls, load balancers, CDNs, web and database servers
Experienced in server side scripting languages
Understanding of Configuration management systems (puppet/chef/etc)
Proficient with containerization (Docker) and container orchestration (Kubernetes)
Log aggregators (Log Analytis, Splunk, etc)
Network- Telnet, IP/Ifconfig, Port
Security (Palo Alto's)
Command Line Languages - Powershell, Ansible, Bash, etc


The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. - provided by Dice

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