Software Engineer - Devops

  • Company: IBM
  • Location: Emeryville, California
  • Posted: November 11, 2017
  • Reference ID: 114920BR
At Aspera, an IBM company, our unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world's largest files and data sets at maximum speed, regardless of transfer distance and network conditions!! A pioneer in the enablement of high-speed, data-intensive workflows throughout the enterprise, Aspera has unlocked the Cloud for Big Data with high-performance digital transport on demand and cutting edge transfer services.  Our international teams focus on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale.

At the root of Aspera's success lies the patented, Emmy® award-winning FASP™ technology. This highly efficient bulk data transport technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Fused into Aspera's DNA, our philosophy of innovation is always top of mind with our team, and integral to the software products that fuel the company's consistent and rapid growth. Aspera serves thousands of customers across a wide variety of industries, such as media & entertainment, enterprise games and software development, engineering and electronics, government, legal & eDiscovery, financial services, life sciences, IT and oil & gas.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our existing devops team. Responsibilities will be divided evenly between supporting our current operations workload and creating the tools, automation, and best-practices to support our next generation platform. This includes working in support of application development teams to enable rapid development and deployment of new features and components. The ideal candidate will have a passion for automation, distributed systems and new tools, as well as a deep understanding of continuous deployment best practices.
  • Ensure uptime and reliability for Aspera's production SaaS platform
  • Build, maintain, and improve the continuous deployment pipelines for Aspera web applications and services
  • Monitor and track end-to-end metrics for Aspera web applications and managed transfer services
  • Deploy and manage security and configuration for a fleet of managed VMs and our Mesos application cluster
  • Build in-house tooling for service discovery, deployment automation, and application monitoring
  • Collaborate with Aspera engineering to migrate to Aspera's next generation micro-service architecture
  • Assist in migration to Aspera's next generation micro-service architecture built on Kubernetes
  • Troubleshoot and mitigation production issues as part of an on-call rotation
  • Perform RCA and create postmortems for production issues
  • 5+ years as an engineer in Site Reliability, DevOps, or IT, preferably running highly-available SaaS systems
  • Knowledge of distributed systems, networking, and Unix systems
  • Experience building tools in both BASH shell scripting and scripting languages (ruby, python, perl)
  • Experience with one or more configuration management frameworks (Chef, Puppet, Ansible) and infrastructure automation (Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Background building and running container-ized workloads in production using a clustered scheduler (Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes)
  • Strong understanding of application and network security fundamentals
  • Strong communicator with experience working in an agile work environment
  • Experience working as part of an on-call rotation

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