DevOps Engineer, emphasis on Scalability/Performance
Headquarters: Washington, DC
12 Months Contract Position
WHO WE ARE
Anytime, Anywhere, Any
Computer Access. At Raising the Floor, we’re an international coalition of
individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring that the Internet, and
everything available through it, is accessible to people with accessibility
barriers due to disability, literacy, or age, and regardless of economic
resources. Our vision is to revolutionize the landscape of assistive technology
by creating an infrastructure to facilitate the development, distribution, and
support of a wide range of affordable accessibility solutions around the world.
That is, the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).
You will join a team of
bright and talented software developers located across continents, who are
passionate about our vision, that of radically improving the access to
technology. How? By developing a system that supports the “portability” of user
preferences across any platform or device. You will be working in an open
source development environment, from anywhere in the world and enjoying a
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Work with Infrastructure
developers to plan microservice deployments and scalability testing on
Kubernetes clusters running in the public cloud (AWS, GCE, Azure).
- Design and document a
performance/scalability plan, including testing strategies and scenarios.
performance/scalability test cases into release processes, integrate them
with the GPII’s Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment systems,
store results using technologies such as Elasticsearch, and provide
dashboards to team members.
- Implement the instrumentation
required to collect data for analysis.
- Perform data analysis to detect
- Provide recommendations to GPII
developers on how to optimize a system of microservices for performance
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking an
infrastructure engineer with broad experience in development and operations,
and a particular interest in performance and scalability. If this describes
you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t have experience in all of the
following areas and technologies:
- Modern, containerized cloud
infrastructure (especially Docker and Kubernetes) including load balancing
techniques, storage, networking, security, authentication, logging,
- Designing and writing
performance test plans.
- Open source performance testing
tools (Gatling, JMeter, Tsung, etc.), and ability to simulate dynamic user
- Development background with
ability to review code, write automation scripts, and add instrumentation
to microservices for data gathering.
- Performance profiling tools and
techniques for services deployed on Unix-like operating systems in the
cloud (dtrace, perf, systemtap, tcpdump, etc.).
- Profiling tools for Node.js
(node-inspector, Chrome dev tools, heapdump, NSolid).
- Infrastructure automation tools
(Ansible, Vagrant, Terraform, Packer).
- Working with
non-infrastructure/operations developers, including advising them on how
applications can be modified to make them easier to deploy, operate and
- Writing documentation,
runbooks, etc., for operations and infrastructure engineers.
- Working autonomously in a
distributed environment and/or with open source communities.
This is a 12 months contract position.
Raising the Floor - US Inc, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable US federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Raising the Floor - US is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment.
To apply: Send your resume or CV to [email protected]. Include in your email a brief description of how your skills and experience match the requirements listed in this job posting.
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