DevOps Engineer

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Job Location: Santa Monica, CA
Pay Rate: 120K
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Permanent
Required Skills: AWS, EC2, Ansible, Python, Scripting, Linux

Job Description:

Why you want to work here:

This innovative company develops large-scale experiences that socialize gamers nationwide.
Become part of a small but fast growing team of smart and enthusiastic colleagues

What You Will Do:

Build a strong relationship with the development teams and share ownership of the back-end code and the infrastructure on which the applications run.
Design and maintain systems that will monitor all aspects of the application and the infrastructure.
Help the development team with server/capacity planning and work with them to build QA, Staging, and Load testing environments.
Along with the rest of the development team, you will be on-call to support all applications.

What Gets You the Job?

BS Degree (or equivalent work experience)
Proficiency with at least either Python or Shell scripting, preferably both
Must have experience with Amazon Web Services and EC2
Strong familiarity with Linux systems architecture
Good knowledge of infrastructure automation (Ansible Preferred)
A flexible mindset, equally willing to automate deployments and troubleshoot infrastructure at live events
Must be self-directed and thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture.
10% Domestic Travel

About Technical Connections, Inc.:

Technical Connections is Southern California’s premier recruiting firm specializing exclusively in web, software and information technology professionals. The firm, based in Los Angeles, offers a full range of services, including retained search, contingency placement, and short- and long-term consulting.

Technical Connections was established in 1984 by Helen MacKinnon, an executive with extensive technical and managerial experience in the computer industry. The firm, which initially focused on serving clients within the software development field, today works with companies in a variety of industries. Clients range from technology start-ups to multinational giants. Technical Connections places hundreds of candidates annually.

The counselors at Technical Connections do not consider themselves “headhunters,” but rather professional consultants whose in-depth knowledge of both technology and the marketplace enables them to offer candidates and clients a rare level of strategic counsel. MacKinnon, who has Master’s degrees in both Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Southern California, recruits her internal staff based on their interpersonal skills as well as their technical and business expertise. Unlike many recruiters and temporary placement firms that have only recently entered the technical arena, Technical Connections has always specialized in this field.

TCI believes that when all employees have an ownership stake in their company, it is reflected in the quality of their work and therefore in the long-term success of the firm. At TCI, employees have an ownership interest in the firm through the Technical Connections Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). TCI contributes annually to a trust account for the benefit of the employees. The ESOP holds 100% of the voting stock of TCI.

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