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Senior DevOps Engineer

About ClearScale

ClearScale delivers best-of-breed cloud systems integration, application development, and managed services. We are experts in utilizing proven cloud technologies and are on the cutting edge of integrating emerging cloud technologies into our practice.

Our core competency is delivering custom cloud projects and services for clients who have limited cloud experience on staff or who need additional resources. We leverage the best cloud technology available to provide a solution that is unique to your project requirements.

ClearScale offers a full range of professional cloud services including architecture design, integration, migration, automation, management, and application development. 

We work with large enterprises and growing business across all verticals including social, gaming, media, entertainment, ecommerce, mobile, and education. 

Our company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, the heart of the Silicon Valley, with offices in New York, Denver, Phoenix and Toronto. 

ClearScale Culture

At ClearScale, we offer challenging projects with a collaborative and approachable environment. We understand that our success results from our diverse and dynamic workforce. It is the same people who compose our invaluable culture. Also important to our culture are the company’s core values: People Matter, Authenticity Always, Take Ownership, Get Cloud Done and Teamwork. Does this sound like you?

About the Role

This is a dynamic role with high emphasis on being self-motivated to solve the task at hand. There is no ‘typical day’ in the Systems team as new challenges are presented daily. You will ensure that good decisions are being made and procedures are being followed. Where gaps are found in process or infrastructure, you will take ownership to resolve them. When services are interrupted, you will be responsive and restore functionality in a timely and efficient manner.

You will work closely with coworkers in other offices and time zones on the constantly evolving mission to achieve zero downtime of services hosted by Systems team. The team is constantly innovating new approaches to improve efficiency, automate repetitive work and reduce manual tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provision and configure AWS infrastructure resources using code and templates
  • Build and deploy microservices architecture using containers
  • Design and build continuous integration and continuous delivery workflows
  • Setup monitoring and logging solutions
  • Conduct systems tests for performance and availability
  • Analyze errors and mitigate problems
  • Document AWS infrastructure, create runbooks and playbooks
  • Work with customers and other teams to improve customer experience

Required skills and experience:

  • 3+ years hands-on experience with infrastructure automation and software delivery using AWS and DevOps practices
  • 3+ years hands-on experience with the following DevOps tools
    • Infrastructure provisioning - Terraform/CloudFormation
    • AMI automation - Packer
    • Configuration management - Ansible/Chef/Salt
    • Automation and CI/CD orchestration - Jenkins, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline
    • Monitoring/Logging - ELK stack, Grafana, statsd, Prometheus
    • Container management - Kubernetes / EKS / ECS
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies
  • Proficient in shell/Python/Ruby scripting
  • Strong experience with SQL and MySQL (NoSQL experience is a plus)
  • 7+ years strong background in System Engineering with Linux Administration (Windows experience is a plus)


The following AWS certifications are highly desired:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate

The following AWS certifications are desired:

  • AWS Certified Developer Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

You’ll be a great fit if:

  • You love being a part of a dynamic and agile team that encourages you to learn and grow
  • You desire to work with some of the world’s top brands
  • You love finding solutions to interesting problems and figuring out how things work
  • You welcome having autonomy with complex tasks
  • You are passionate about using your experience and expertise to inspire the team

ClearScale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: ClearScale is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ClearScale are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ClearScale will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. ClearScale encourages applicants of all ages.

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