DevOps Engineer

Burlington, MA, US, 01803


Sophos Overview – Security Made Simple

Sophos makes IT security simple with next-generation solutions that protect networks, servers, and devices, wherever they are. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners trust Sophos to deliver simple solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of Sophos Labs threat intelligence centers and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain, and manage, enabling organizations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos — Security made simple.


Job Purpose

The DevOps Engineer will play a key role in the Sophos development process by facilitating, managing, communicating and automating tasks for the deployment and configuration of continuous feature builds for multiple development teams. By leveraging knowledge and expertise in the deployment of SaaS applications hosted in the cloud, the DevOps engineer will streamline the process of quick and frequent automated builds, and help elevate the Sophos development process to the next level of agility.


Main Duties

  • Collaborate with multiple feature development teams to identify needs for building and deploying their applications.
  • Deploy and configure daily iterative builds of applications into Tomcat server environments for multiple feature development teams. Deploy and configure MongoDB test databases with test data.
  • Develop and implement automation for deployment and configuration tasks.
  • Identify infrastructure needs for deployment environments. Work with the IT and Data Center Operation departments to procure, configure and maintain servers
  • Troubleshoot failed builds and deployments. Determine and fix environment and configuration issues. Analyze logs and communicate potential code issues to development teams.
  • Facilitate, manage and communicate information related to environments - their current state, deployed versions and availability to developers, QA engineers and team members.
  • Own and execute Bitbucket, Artifactory and Jenkins-based software configuration and release activities in central Git repositories and Jenkins builds, branching, tagging, building, releasing.
  • Support services and applications 24/7 by participating in an on-call rotation.


Experience & Skills

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ experience with Linux operating systems
  • 3+ years with some of the following technologies JAVA, JavaScript, Java Web Services, Json, Python, Bash, Chef and Docker
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • The ideal DevOps Engineer candidate is someone who has had some hands-on development experience using contemporary open-source Java enterprise technologies, and who has transitioned into the operations aspect of development with knowledge and a keen interest in the automation of deployment and configuration of Java applications in AWS environments. The DevOps Engineer role requires a versatile skillset that includes problem solving, programming, and troubleshooting skills. The role also requires effective coordination and communication with multiple teams.
  • Knowledge and experience with a configuration management tool for build and deployment automation. Skill and expertise with common scripting platforms for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Ability to design, implement and maintain sustainable automation for the deployment and configuration of Java applications and related databases.
  • Experience using Git for version control in distributed team development setups. Experience with management and administration of central Git repositories using BitBucket or GitHub enterprise. Familiarity with common Git tasks such as repository forks, pulls, pushes and tagging.
  • Knowledge and experience with continuous build environments. Ability to configure new builds, and modify existing ones as needed.


Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation

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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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