Senior DevOps Engineer

Remote from
Salary, USD
96,000 - 182,000/yr
Job type
Full Time,
Opening date
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

About Ascensus

Ascensus helps millions of people save for what matters—retirement, education, and healthcare

Actively Hiring

At Ascensus, technology is more than just a solution. It powers the business that helps millions of people save for what matters—retirement, education, and healthcare.  Our technology experts tackle exciting challenges in collaborative teams, but work in an environment where individual and career development is always valued.  Technology associates leverage their talents and passion, building new and innovative platforms, creating programs founded in automation in agile frameworks, and driving existing and new markets—all of which supports the rapid growth of a dynamic industry leader.

As a Senior DevOps Engineer  at Ascensus, you will be working  collaboratively with our high-energy  Agile software engineering teams to streamline deployment and operation of our systems. This position is responsible for supporting & building  Scalability, Performance & Reliability  of the application infrastructure at an Enterprise level. This position ensures a focus on automation, efficiency, and continuous delivery initiatives.

Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The important ways to spend time in this job are:

  • Continuously collaborating with team(s) to evaluate Monitoring and Performance of the environment
  • Identify  opportunity to automate  scripts for software builds and deployments and help streamline the pipeline
  • Participate in technology and design discussions
  • Influence &  research on  new tools/ technology solutions/processes  to improve SDLC pipeline
  • The scope of work includes build, machine configuration, test infrastructure and virtual machine deployment.
  • Level-3 support for Production Environment
  • Commitment   for protecting and securing all client data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access to and/or improper transmission of information that could result in harm to a client.
  • The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

The 2-3 most important duties of this job are:

  • Work directly with Principal DevOps Engineer/teams across projects, supporting them by problem-solving and innovating/ building  support solution on infrastructure needs
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in all environments especially Production

Skills/ Experience required to do this job well

  • Minimum of 5+ years of Hands-on experience working as a DevOps/Build/Deployment  and Engineering & Operations skills
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and related tools
  • Hands-on experience in production environments, both deploying and troubleshooting applications in Windows /Linux environment.
  • Strong experience automating with scripting languages such as Power Shell, Python and  any deployment scripting languages
  • Experience with CI/CD deployment supporting Microsoft technologies ( IIS, Team Foundation Server (TFS, VSTS),  GIT/ ProGit, Octopus Deploy and TeamCity is preferred)
  • Proficient in Configuration Management  ( Puppet, Ansible, Chef or Similar)
  • Hands-on experience with Containerization, Docker & Kubernetes is required.
  • Good understanding of Micro-services architecture, design patterns, and standard methodologies with an eye towards scale, automation, resiliency, high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Good understanding of networking, load balancing,  caching, security, config and certificate management.
  • Experience in larger Enterprise suites such as BPM, CRM, Portals, Content Management preferred
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience.

Nice to Have Skills

  • Experience with .Net framework
  • Experience with ASP.Net and MVC and/or Java and Struts
  • Experience with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery, and JS frameworks
  • Experience with cloud computing using Azure or AWS
  • Experience with infrastructure as code software like Terraform
  • Understanding of SOA and distributed computing
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) practices with an automated testing framework

Additional Skills

  • Must possess ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must be a team player who understands the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and open communication, including a willingness to occasionally work in a pair-programming environment
  • Must possess strong analytical and technical documentation skills
  • Must possess ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Experience with distributed systems or a large enterprise background is preferred
  • Must have an excellent understanding and hands-on experience with design and development best practices
  • Detail orientation and strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of SDLC automation concepts such as continuous integration

Ascensus’ engineering team is a dynamic and exciting place to be  if  Automation and Deployment should be your best friend . We use approaches to software quality like Test-Driven Development, Continuous Deployment, and a healthy addiction to metrics that give us insight into our applications, and how well they’re serving our customers.We believe in the kind of transparency, processes, data sharing, collaboration, and communication that foster a DevOps culture. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 10 million Americans save for retirement and college.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

The national average salary range for this role is  $96k- $182k in base pay, exclusive of any bonuses and benefits. This base salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salary offered will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, performance, and internal pay alignment. We do not anticipate that candidates hired will begin at the top of the range however, from time to time, it may occur on a case-by-case basis.  Other rewards and benefits may include: 401(k) match, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid-Time-Off, etc.  For more information, please visit

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