[vox-jobs] DevOps Engineer

Owen Barton owen.barton at civicactions.com
Sat Jan 7 16:21:56 PST 2017

CivicActions is seeking individuals with experience in continuous
integration, continuous development, automated testing, scripting of server
configuration, and repeatable process automation. Is comfortable working in
an agile and lean environment to routinely deploy changes. For this
position, a minimum of 2 years delivering complex digital projects in an
agile environment is required. This role works within our agile process as
a DevOps resource for the scrum team with our clients in the public sector.
The current position requires on site interactions with clients and users
in Sacramento California. You must be a Sacramento resident or be willing
to travel to Sacramento for this project. US citizenship is required for
this position.

*Responsibilities & Qualifications*

Your good sense of humor, collaborative and helpful nature, open and high
quality communication style will be a great addition to our talented team.
Your presence will help transform our government agency clients such that
they are delighted to come to work every day.

We are a mission minded team and we want others to join us who have a real
passion for using technology to make a positive change in our world. You
should be comfortable in a consulting or professional services environment
and working with cross-functional Agile teams. We like to see a track
record of contributions to open community projects.

*Does this all sound good so far? Great, keep reading!*

   - Strength in DevOps for Linux hosted Java and Ruby on Rails environments
   - Develop and executing server configuration scripting and configuration
   management tools (e.g. Ansible)
   - Experience with Apache load balancer, web and proxy server
   - Using and working in team environments that use agile methodologies
   (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Lean)
   - Use of version control systems, specifically Git and GitHub
   - Quickly researching and learning new programming tools and techniques
   - Writing and working with open source solutions and community
   - Use of continuous deployment tools (e.g. Docker)
   - Use of continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)
   - Configuring OpenSSL for connections between PostgreSQL database
   servers and APIs.
   - Virtual machine configuration and management (e.g. HotSpot Java VM)
   - Background job management and scheduling using RunDeck
   - Java Message Service (JMS) implementation and integration using OpenMQ
   - Use of modern continuous monitoring tools (e.g. DataDog)
   - Authoring developer-friendly documentation (e.g., API documentation,
   deployment operations)
   - Providing operating system administration support

*Desired Skill Set*

   - Intense curiosity about people and human interactions
   - Ability to appreciate and communicate with both introverts and
   - Desire to become an extraordinary communicator by searching inside
   - Ability to see patterns and identify unstated needs
   - Experience with GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Slack
   - Experience with interface connectors (e.g. IBM CICS Transaction
   - Centralized logging (e.g. Splunk)
   - Complementary/specialized skills such as coding and debugging are also
   a plus


We excel in our benefits offering and believe that people who are well
taken care of can be more balanced, healthy and happy. We offer 100%
company-paid medical insurance, disability insurance and life insurance. We
have a generous 401(k) program. We have an open vacation policy
and employees are encouraged to take time off as needed to feel balanced,
productive and healthy. We have paid maternity and paternity leave. We have
an annual all hands retreat to connect with each other in person. We also
emphasize professional development and offer an annual stipend. Community
participation is important to us and we ask that you spend 5% of your
working time giving back to a community that you care about. We attempt to
default to open our work products. This means that it is out intention that
your life's work while working at CivicActions will be published under
public license enabling you to bring your passion fully into your
activities without the fear that your expressions will be locked away or
kept from having a positive impact in the world.


Historically, we have been a fully distributed remote team. This current
position will require being located in Sacramento, California for a minimum
of three months and possibly longer, therefore we are seeking candidates
who reside in Sacramento or are willing to commute on a daily or weekly


We strive for a more diverse team and women, people of color, and
physically-challenged people are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Apply at https://civicactions.com/careers/
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