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Senior DevOps Engineer

You embody the interdependence of software development and IT operations. You love when things come together to rapidly develop and deploy products.  We often need to cross the lines between development, quality assurance, and operations. Modus Create helps its clients build products and deploy them in production. If you’ve got the chops and want to ditch the cubicle, apply to the best lean startup development team on the planet.

This contract role may be performed from a remote location and requires a level of effort estimated at 40 hours per week.

Job Duties

  • Measure the performance of a production system
  • Write automated tests to verify correct behavior
  • Set up continuous integration
  • Make changes to the system to improve performance
  • Collaborate effectively on a remote agile team daily  

Required experience:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience on a software development or automated QA team, using the tools and practices associated with DevOps
  • Ability to set up a Continuous Deployment pipeline
  • Virtualization and containerization experience, especially with Docker and Vagrant
  • Automated functional testing with Cucumber, Selenium Webdriver, Watir, Capybara, or similar systems
  • Experience with TDD or BDD practices
  • Jenkins, Bamboo, CircleCI or comparable continuous integration systems
  • Linux system administration
  • Proficiency in multiple scripting languages: bash, Ruby, Python, or comparable systems
  • Ability to set up and customize open source software, such as LAMP stack CMS systems and Java applications
  • Familiarity with multiple database systems, both SQL and NoSQL (For example, MySQL and MongoDB)
  • Demonstrated experience in using Amazon Web Services, Heroku, or Google Compute Platform to deploy dev, test, and production applications
  • Experience deploying applications with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Cloud Formation or similar systems
  • Experience with blue / green deployments
  • Experience with A/B testing

Highly qualified candidates will have:

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with PHP and NodeJS
  • A track record of writing responses to requests for proposals (RFPs) and writing original proposals that win consulting work
  • Software estimation skills, including Agile estimation with Story Points and Scrum planning experience.
  • Substantial open source contributions to tools or methodologies used in the DevOps field
  • Have designed and taught classes in an area of technical expertise
  • Track record of active participation across social media (Stack Overflow, programming language/ framework forums, Meetup groups, blogging, Twitter)

Let’s Talk about You

You value outcomes above all else: You have a proven track record shipping great mobile and web products. By understanding the big picture, you articulate strategy and vision with strong written and verbal communication.

You Lead by Doing: You realize that the big picture is worthless without getting your hands dirty in the technical details for strategic and tactical problem solving. You understand the value of situational leadership and can adapt to the needs and strength of your team.  

You Love Work, Growth and Learning:   You dream of working in a culture that values hard work, continued learning and innovation with a commitment to building amazing products for clients and their end users. You’ll stop learning when you are dead, and until then you desire to gain deeper knowledge in technology and business.

Let’s Talk About Us

Modus Create is a Product Studio offering consulting services and SaaS products for strategic planning, design and and execution of web-based and mobile products. We work across multiple industries with Fortune 1000, ISVs, and startups to validate, plan and launch new products. Headquartered in Reston, VA, we are a bootstrapped team that has grown from 2 to 100 people in 26 countries in 6 years, committed to building the best product consulting firm on the planet. We offer a highly collaborative, autonomous and effective working environment. We love and believe in what we do. This is your chance to be part of building something great.

The perks:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Ability to work remotely / telecommute
  • Working side-by-side with thought leaders in emerging tech
  • Fun company sponsored events and activities to connect with team members
  • Ability to travel occasionally

Do you have what it takes to join the DC area's most awesome tech company? Let’s start a conversation.

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