Senior DevOps Engineer

Ends 22 Mar 2018 (in 3 months)

What We Are Looking For/What You Will Be Doing
We are looking for a senior DevOps Engineer who is interested in becoming a full-time remote employee with occasional visits to our home office in Davis, California. If you are hired, you will be spending the first week onsite in Davis, California to become acclimated with our processes, get your laptop, and meet the people you will be working with. We don’t have a set requirement for periodic onsite visits, and this can be discussed during the hiring process.
The development team consists of local developers and remote developers. Many of our consultants and representatives (Veterinarians or Veterinary Technicians) are remote as well, and you will be collaborating with them daily.
We are primarily an ASP.NET/C# Web Forms shop, with some legacy Perl and ASP code, but we are slowly making the transition to ASP.NET/C# MVC and Angular when it makes sense to do so.
Some of the tools that we use are Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft TFS/Git 2017, SQL Server 2008 (a major upgrade is in the works), Slack, Zoom, and Redgate’s SQL Prompt and SQL Source Control.
It is important to note that VIN is mostly a flat development organization. You will have a development manager, but expect to be interacting with our fearless leader, Paul, one of the co-founders of VIN.
We have a strong and growing software development team, and we’re looking for a senior DevOps Engineer to join us and take us to the next level. In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with the rest of our technology team to help automate and streamline our operations and processes; build and maintain tools for testing, deployment, monitoring and operations; and troubleshoot and resolve issues in our test, staging, and production environments.You will be the pioneer of DevOps at Veterinary Information Network (you will be our first DevOps hire!). You will be telling us what we are doing right and what we are doing wrong from a DevOps perspective. As the sole member of our DevOps team it will be your responsibility to:
Provide DevOps thought and leadership to all IT team members.
Practice continuous improvement, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Grow a continuous delivery pipeline enabling frequent and seamless production deployments.
Implement automated testing.
Integrate best-of-breed logging, monitoring, and metrics frameworks.
Promote a pervasive DevOps culture in the organization through tools, processes, and advocacy.
This can’t be stressed enough: you will need to have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), be self-motivated, and have a high-speed and reliable internet connection. You are the type of person that follows up on requests, doesn’t let things slip through the cracks, you have a knack for attention to detail and, above all, is a team player.
You have a minimum of a BS in Computer Science or related field.
Previous full-time remote work experience would be nice to have.
10+ years work experience, most of that in a DevOps role.
You have a deep understanding of continuous delivery and methodologies.
Extremely focused on automation and standards based solutions.
You enjoy designing, managing and maintaining tools to automate engineering operations.
Scripting skills to automate everything.
Experience with ASP.NET/C# Web Forms & MVC.
Deep experience with the Microsoft Technology stack.
A team player who also works well without supervision.
Proficiency with Team Foundation Server.
Proficiency with Git and Git workflows.
Experience working in an Agile development environment.
Strong attention to detail.
You must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Hiring Process
We don’t want to waste your time, which is why we would like for you to understand our hiring process. You will be notified after each stage if you will be moving forward in the hiring process.
Complete an online survey where we can sort out things like salary requirements, how you would react in certain situations, etc..
Complete a brief phone interview with the dev leads (approximately 15-30 minutes long).
Complete a brief phone interview with Paul (our leader and co-founder of VIN) and Cris (our dev manager) (approximately 15-30 minutes long).
Complete a phone/video interview with the dev team (up to 60 minutes long).
Current Benefits
A competitive salary.
Access to Pluralsight to further your technical prowess.
VIN pays 100% of employee-only company sponsored health insurance premiums, including medical, dental, and vision.
Currently, through a third-party administrator, VIN reimburses 100% of VIN sponsored employee-only medical deductible-only expenses – and up to 75% of VIN sponsored dependent medical deductible-only expenses.
401k eligibility begins on the 91st day of full-time employment: there is a dollar for dollar match, of VIN earnings, up to 6% per pay period (e.g., if the employee contributes 1%, the match is 1%).
PTO accrues from date of hire, but is not eligible to be used until the 91st day of full-time employment. Sick time accrues at 2.33 hours per pay period, and vacation time accrues at 3.33 hours per pay period, and increases based on tenure.
9 paid holidays (you are not eligible for holiday pay within the first two weeks of employment) and 1 paid personal day per year (the personal day does not affect your accrued time, and is gifted at your one-year anniversary). This is in addition to your PTO accrual!
What You Need To Do
This part is important, please follow these instructions or we will not be able to move you forward in the hiring process.
Please respond with a copy of your resume and a cover letter. Be creative and tell us why you would be the perfect candidate for this position. If we like what we see, you will be receiving an email survey to kick things off.
If you are a consulting agency, please do not submit your candidates to us, they will be ignored.
Thank you for your interest in Veterinary Information Network!

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