Kion’s cloud enablement software platform provides a unified approach for financial management, continuous compliance, and the automation and orchestration of cloud resources. We’re a fast-growing, Series A-stage startup that has quickly become the industry’s most trusted solution for enabling customers’ journey to the cloud to be more efficient, secure, and transparent. Kion allows customers to create, manage, monitor, and maintain cloud assets from a single pane of glass across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Kion believes employees are its most precious resource, and we believe that happy employees make an excellent product. While we’re headquartered outside of Washington DC, we are committed to a 100% remote-first workforce. In addition, Kion offers excellent compensation and amazing benefits, including top-of-the-line, platinum-level benefits that extend to dependents, at zero cost to the employee!

If you're passionate about using your expert skills to bring transformational change to a customer’s journey to the cloud, you'd be a great addition to our team!

YOUR ROLE: 

The Senior DevOps Engineer-AWS has broad responsibility across all DevOps areas of ownership for one of our largest clients! The Senior DevOps Engineer will have the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, learn new skills quickly, mentor other DevOps engineers in customer systems and solutions, and support the team by lending expertise in planning and prioritization. The Senior DevOps Engineer is expected to be able to own epics fully, from interpreting provided requirements into timelines, scoping stories to handle technical implementation, coordinating efforts across departments, and managing stakeholder and team expectations regarding deliverables.

 

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY:

  • Work with the team to build robust and modern tools, middleware, and applications to be consumed by internal and external customers.
  • Interface with customers to gather requirements, scope out work, and deliver solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Develop modern, robust, and efficient platform architectures for the core Kion application and official modules.
  • Develop automated processes to optimize operations for Kion and customers.
  • Work in virtualized and cloud environments across technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Work with Agile frameworks, including Scrum.
  • Fully own planning, implementation, communication of status, and delivery of assigned epics.
  • Work to define a standard of excellence and knowledge sharing by mentoring teammates, documenting critical information to help the team scale, and leading by example.

 

WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING FROM YOU (I.E., THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU MUST HAVE):

  • Bachelor’s degree plus six years relevant experience as a DevOps engineer -OR- High School diploma plus ten years relevant experience in a DevOps role.
  • AWS Associate-level certification or higher (AWS SysOps Administrator Associate, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS Developer Associate).
  • Experience with Python and Bash programming and scripting languages.
  • Experience with containerization technologies and services such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS Fargate, etc.
  • Experience with SDLC.
  • Experience with Git version control system.
  • Experience working with Enterprise Linux and Debian-based Linux distributions.
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code (IaC) or configuration management (CM) tools such as Salt, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, ARM templates, etc.
  • At least four years of experience building automation via CI/CD solutions such as GitLab, GitHub, or Jenkins.

 

OUR WISH LIST (I.E., THE QUALIFICATIONS WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO HAVE):

  • Experience developing and managing deployments in AWS air-gapped clouds (actual or emulated).
  • AWS DevOps Engineer or AWS Solutions Architect certifications.
  • Experience working with the Go programming language.
  • Experience hardening code and environments to comply with security frameworks such as FIPS, CIS, NIST 800-53, CMMC, etc.
  • Experience interacting with customer engineering teams to translate and implement complex requirements.
  • Experience troubleshooting and monitoring complex systems for scalable performance.
  • Experience on a SaaS or On-premises product team.

 

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE IN RETURN:

  • Kion is a remote-first company. We offer a 100% remote work schedule (US only) as well as an in-office or hybrid schedule if you are local to the DC-Maryland-Virginia area.
  • Excellent compensation and amazing benefits, including top-of-the-line Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO healthcare coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee AND dependent’s premium for medical, dental, and vision!
  • 3% of direct compensation contribution to your 401(k) (no match required).
  • Generous time off that includes holidays, sick, and flexible PTO options to allow staff to spend time with friends and family.
  • Regular virtual engagements to better connect with co-workers and talk about life outside of work.
  • A small-team collaborative environment that fosters communication and innovation.

At Kion, we are focused on making people's lives in the cloud easier through innovative products built by passionate employees. We are looking to add talented, motivated people to our team to help achieve this mission through the engineering, support, and delivery of our revolutionary Kion cloud enablement solution.

If you want to help organizations spend less time managing and governing their cloud, and more time being enabled by their cloud, you’ve come to the right place. Apply below and we’ll be in touch shortly!

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