DevOps Engineer

Chicago, IL, USA

Cohesion is a leading Intelligent Buildings software solution that is disrupting how buildings operate and how people engage with buildings – from real estate owners/investors, operators, building engineers, to tenants and visitors. Our cutting-edge converged IoT-enabled platform brings together building systems, building software, and business applications into a single portal for on web and mobile platforms to forge the path to autonomous buildings.

We are searching for a DevOps Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in our Chicago office. This role will report to the Program Director. We are small and our people wear many hats; this role is no different. The DevOps Engineer writes code in support of the whole platform so that development teams can focus on feature development. The DevOps Engineer partners with Platform and Site Reliability engineers to harden the platform. Success looks like a platform we do not have to talk about – it just works. Infrastructure is there when we need it, and deployments are so efficient and boring that they are taken for granted. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced environment, working through challenging problems, and enabling several delivery teams to operate with world-class efficiency, sustainability, and quality.

You might be the perfect fit for this role if you:
•Get stuff done
•Are a servant leader
•Never give up
•Can figure stuff out on your own but love to collaborate with others
•Know infrastructure, preferably Azure cloud, like the back of your hand
•Have a knack for getting to know everyone, anticipating what they want, and tactfully educating them about why change for the common good is a good thing
•Know how to spot the mistakes that will hurt long term and get ahead of them in the short term
•Can use data to tactfully and clearly articulate improvement areas and inefficiencies
•Thrive in chaos but move progressively toward consistent best practices in the right places at the right times

What You'll Do

Whatever it takes: Day 1 is kind of a freebie because of onboarding, but from Day 2 on, what you will do is mostly whatever it takes to get stuff done. We have a ton of things going on, and what we need most out of this role is a person who finds the key things that will make a huge difference to the overall platform and gets them knocked out fast and well – without a whole lot of direction or specific guidance. Here are some bullets that help understand the role:

•Implement Software Configuration Management (SCM), ensuring consistency of implementation across the platform.
•Develop Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, ensuring consistency of implementation across the platform.
•Develop and automate infrastructure provisioning using "Infrastructure as Code" concepts.
•Employ best practices to continuously improve quality assurance and release automation within an agile development framework.
•Optimize cloud resources utilization to achieve optimum ROI.
•Implement robust processes to deploy code from a code repository to the cloud.
•Provision and support environments, including development, QA, and production.
•Participate in and optimize the on-call process.
•Define and document standard run books and operating procedures. Create and maintain system information and architecture diagrams.
•Empower and support development teams to stay agile with automated Ops processes.
•Present audience-appropriate concepts and insights at all levels of a software organization (CxO, architect, technical team).

Required Qualifications

•7+ years of Hands-on experience in Development and Systems operations.
•Bachelor’s level education or higher in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Experience implementing CI/CD in Microsoft eco-system (e.g., AzureDevOps)
•Experience with DevOps and “infrastructure as code” tools. (e.g., Chef, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet).
•Containerization techniques like Container Orchestration, Monitoring/Alerting, Security best practices, automated deployments, and tools. (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, AKS)
•Hands-on experience of Linux and or Microsoft systems administration (e.g., Powershell, Bash)
•Hands-on experience with multiple programming languages (e.g., .NET, Javascript, Go)
•Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum and Kanban) and Tools (Azure DevOps)
•Experience monitoring infrastructure health (Application Insights, ELK, Datadog)
•Experience creating private package repositories for multiple languages (e.g., Artifactory, Nexus)
•Experience with various Git flows and tools (e.g., GitHub)
•Knowledge of Implementing Automated Tests integration, Code analysis tools, security vulnerability checks, network availability.

Desired Qualifications

•Experience supporting IoT systems on edge and in the cloud.
•Networking concepts like load balancing, gateways, TLS, SSL management, virtual networks, subnets, routers in the cloud environment.
•Working with different architecture patterns like MicroServices, SOA, Event-driven systems.
•Relevant industry experience.
•Graduate level education in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Understanding of the IoT domain.
•Early-stage startup experience.

What You Can Expect From Cohesion

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

• Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401k match
• Receiving a monthly cell phone reimbursement
• Comprehensive wellness stipend program (eligible after 6 months of employment)
• Enjoying a responsible unlimited PTO program to help employees maintain work-life balance after 3 months of employment
• 2-way flexibility of work schedules
• Dressing for your day
• Working in an open environment with creative optional brainstorming sessions for all employees
• Participating in one all-employee lunch per month and one all-employee breakfast per month
• Enjoying family leave benefits

At Cohesion, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse thought and practice. Individuals seeking employment at Cohesion are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Want to join our team? Email us your resume!