Lead DevOps Engineer, Cloud

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

About 2nd Watch

2nd Watch is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and Microsoft Azure Gold Partner providing professional and managed cloud services to enterprises who need to transform their business to become more agile and innovative. The company’s subject matter experts and software-enabled services provide companies with tested, proven, and trusted solutions with a focus on five solution areas: Enterprise Cloud Migration, Security and Compliance, Cloud Native and DevOps, Optimization, and Managed Services. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 888-317-7920.

Why 2nd Watch

2nd Watch is in growth mode, and we are looking to build out our existing teams. We are looking for like-minded, focused team members to join us! We offer roles ranging from all levels in our Sales, Managed Cloud Services, Cloud Enablement, DevOps, Product Development teams and beyond. We are looking for superstars and are raising the bar setting industry-level standards around AWS and Azure services, product management and delivery.

Where you fit:

2nd Watch has a unique company culture and working environment that live and breathe success and promote pushing the envelope every day in your respective role at the company. This is what drives our teams. Getting our attention takes creativity, ingenuity, a desire to improve each day, and a track record of caring about who you are affecting, both positively and negatively, while you are getting the right stuff done.

We are looking for a the most technically forward-thinking, cloud-passionate employees in the world and work daily to align our core values with those that we hire - Fearlessness, Tenacity, Humility, Customer Focus, Empowering One Another, Working Together, Winning as a Team, Honesty, Transparency, Having FUN – these are all key elements to who we hire. 

Position Title:

DevOps Engineer, Cloud

The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Operates with the highest levels of integrity
  • Thinks Big and takes on Big Challenges
  • Has a continuous thirst for knowledge and is a perpetual learner
  • Strives to make themselves and everyone around them better
  • Has a passion for technology
  • About you

    You are a systematic thinker. You find yourself uncomfortable when things are messy or unorganized and you feel the urge to fix them. You take pride in your work and focus on the details that others often overlook. You love working closely with peers in an environment that tirelessly strives for improvement and doing the right things, the right way. You always seek to find the quickest, safest, and most repeatable processes to perform your tasks including automating everything possible. You recognize that you may not presently know everything that you need to know, yet you are confident in your abilities to learn the skills needed to fulfill any job role and are eager for the challenge. You want to gain deep, firsthand knowledge of the public cloud space including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. You want to join a team working to deliver a legendary customer experience.

    About the amazing things that you will do

    You will join a thriving DevOps culture as an operations engineer embedded on the software development team. You will spearhead operations management of developed solutions including log management, monitoring/alerting, infrastructure provisioning, system patching, configuration management, and support. As part of the product development team, you will actively participate in agile development practices working closely with engineers to maintain and enhance infrastructure management and CI/CD processes to optimize for quality, reliability, and availability. You will ensure that security, performance, and disaster preparedness are always represented in team decisions. You will gain and expand on your experience managing cloud native microservices utilizing Docker clustering technologies (ECS, Kubernetes, …).


  • Match infrastructure implementation / monitoring / management with software architecture
  • Influence software architecture to simplify / streamline operational management
  • Working close with the developers
  • Manage All Environments
  • Monitor running instances – ensure costs are managed and optimized against performance
  • Configuration changes / documentation / automation of changes
  • Monitor / manage logs
  • Patch management
  • Security and key management
  • Establish and monitor operational dashboards and work queues
  • Monitor infrastructure / application performance & health
  • Shared software release duties
  • Developing and monitoring infrastructure automation for deployment
  • Code coverage metrics
  • Monitor build / deployment status
  • Must haves:

  • Be passionate about being challenged and hungry to continuously learn
  • Mid-level to Senior on typical operations front (operating system patching, systematic troubleshooting, eye for operational details, …)
  • Must have experience and be extremely comfortable with Unix/Linux server environments
  • Comfortable with command line tools (Bash, Powershell, …)
  • Working understanding of code and script development (ex: Python, …)
  • Familiar with agile software development lifecycles
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations for always-up, always-available services
  • Major experience bonus point:

  • Docker / container cluster management (AWS ECS, Kubernetes, Vagrant, OpenShift, Apache Mesos, Deis, Mesophere DCOS, …)
  • Docker / Microservice release orchestration including Blue Green Deployments and Canary Releases
  • Managing infrastructure on Amazon AWS
  • Managing infrastructure on Microsoft Azure
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery software release management and automation
  • Infrastructure as Code – i.e., Terraform and Cloud Formation
  • Minor experience bonus:

  • MS SQL and/or MySQL administration / optimization
  • NoSQL and caching tools such as MemCache / Redis
  • GIT / Source Control tools (i.e., GitHub, Bit Bucket, TFS, …)
  • Automation / configuration management using either Puppet, Chef or equivalent
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