Lead DevOps Engineer
Kforce Inc

Job Info


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Lead DevOps Engineer in Los Angeles, CA.Summary:Our platform is a combination of a large scale near-real time data pipeline (10s of billions of data points of sale transaction data from major retailers). Our current tech stack includes Flink, Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Presto, AWS Athena, Glue, Redshift, EMR, DynamoDB, and more.Responsibilities:
  • Lead DevOps Engineer will work alongside engineering teams to design and implement AWS solutions and infrastructure for deployment, monitoring, alerting, data storage, and security
  • Evaluate new tools and technologies based on current and future feature requirements, performance, cost effectiveness, and reliability
  • Review existing infrastructure with a fresh perspective to suggest improvements and optimizations
  • As a Lead DevOps Engineer, you will contribute to best practices; Create diagrams and documentation where appropriate and participate in stand ups with the engineering team
  • Collaborate directly with the engineering team to define strategy and technical infrastructure roadmap, and drive the rapid implementation of appropriate technologies; Define and report on performance KPI
  • Lead DevOps Engineer will maintain Information Security compliance requirements
  • Manage the set-up of network infrastructure, access control, and security groups
Security, Availability and Confidentiality Requirements:
  • You are responsible for protecting the credentials provided to you to access S3's (and customer, where applicable) networks, systems and data
  • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all S3's customer data to which you are granted access; Any suspected compromises of S3's proprietary data or customer data must be reported to Management immediately


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • AWS Certification preferred but not essential: SysOps and/or Solutions Architect ideal
  • Extensive AWS cloud experience (EC2, ELB, ECS, VPC, IAM, RDS, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Demonstrable expertise in managing AWS-based infrastructure
  • Experience with DevOps and automation: Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Configuration Management, CloudFormation, Salt, Ansible, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experience with Docker tooling and ecosystem
  • Track record of AWS and Linux experience
  • Expertise with Amazon RDS and one or more of Elastic MapReduce (EMR), DynamoDB, Redshift
  • Experience with supporting Kafka and Cassandra clusters
  • Expertise with application performance monitoring tools such as AppDynamics, New Relic, and open source alternatives
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills, written and spoken
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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