DevOps Engineer II

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the industry leader in compensation data and technology, PayScale helps organizations #getpayright. PayScale is the only technology solution for managing compensation that provides multiple streams of fresh, transparently curated and validated salary data. Combined with modeling engines that learn continuously and generate recommendations and insight, PayScale empowers HR to price jobs and adjust compensation to reflect real-time changes in the market — all on one trusted data platform. With PayScale’s Adaptive Compensation Advantage, teams operate with efficiency, focused on outcomes rather than manual data management. To learn how companies like The Washington Post, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare and The New York Times rely on PayScale to attract and retain top talent, motivate and engage employees and plan their future workforce, visit payscale.com

Job Description

The DevOps Engineer will contribute to large-scale system architecture, perform troubleshooting, and contribute to maintenance duties. Influencing new designs, the evolution of the company’s cloud-based architecture, as well as evolving automation processes are essential success factors of this position. The DevOps Engineer will work directly with development and operations teams to solve operational issues and create tools, processes, and systems that improve our customer’s overall operational reliability and resilience.   

The successful candidate will be articulate, persuasive and have the ability to think clearly and quickly under pressure. The right individual for this role will be detail oriented and comfortable balancing multiple projects.   

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help keep the development team moving through automation with the future goal of push-button, ceremony-free, continuous delivery  
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of virtual infrastructure  
  • Production support responsibilities for software and infrastructure fixes  
  • Work with software, infrastructure, network engineers and DBAs to solve productivity challenges, drive efficiency, automate and streamline environment builds  
  • Co-own (with teams) monitoring & alert configuration to detect, triage and resolve issues quickly  
  • Help build tools to enhance production triage and improve time to detect issues (eg, alerts, incident runbooks) 
  • Reduce toil through automation of commonly occurring manual operations or incident resolution tasks 
  • Establish Service Level Objectives and Error budgets to optimize the balance between reliability and rapid innovation  
  • Participate in on-call rotation and take charge of escalated outages and perform root cause analysis   

Qualifications

  • Experience automating operations in Windows Server and Debian Linux environments  
  • Experience with build and deployment automation tools, such as Jenkins and Octopus  
  • Experience with system programming languages, such as PowerShell and Bash  
  • Experience with web application server technologies, such as IIS  
  • Experience with the Microsoft .NET stack (ASP.NET, C#, etc.)  
  • Experience with public cloud providers, such as Azure and AWS  
  • Familiarity with MSSQL, NoSQL  
  • Familiarity with Node, NPM  
  • Knowledge on Tableau, Elastic, Kibana, DACPAC, and Postgres preferred, but not required  
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, and dynamic environment  
  • Desire to learn new technologies to continuously improve and evolve the operations ecosystem 

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks – The Highlights:

All around awesome culture where together we strive to:

  • Pursue excellence every day
  • Create customer value
  • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team

As part of our culture of transparency and commitment to employee engagement, we have several programs and resources such as:

  • Regular virtual company meetings
  • Coffee chats
  • Table for 4 Executive conversation
  • Spirit Week
  • Pulsing tools for continuous conversations to drive performance and career growth
  • Strengths based tools designed to help employees engage with peers and managers, supported through a program called StandOut
  • Access to top notch learning courses for all employees through LinkedIn Learning
  • As well as constant re-evaluation of what our employees need to be successful at work!

Our more standard benefits include:

  • Flexible Paid Time Off program – most employees average around 3 weeks per year
  • 14 paid holidays including Independence Week, Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day
  • 3 comprehensive health plans to fit your unique needs; plans have up to 100% company-paid premium coverage for employee Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Access to Premera’s Healthcare Services including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 24-hour Nurse Hotline, Telehealth (Doctor on Demand), Talkspace, and other virtual care options
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive Paid Parental / Adoption Leave program
  • 401k program with fully vested, immediate company match

Equal Opportunity Employer: We embrace equal employment opportunity.

PayScale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.