Senior DevOps Specialist

Kira Systems

This job listing expired on April 7, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-time
We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re bold in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product. 

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do. 

We are expanding our DevOps Team that focuses presently on our build & deployment process, improving internal tooling and Kubernetes. This includes working with our Development, Quality Engineering and Systems Teams on tasks that will lead to greater internal efficiency and effectiveness in serving our clients. 

We are looking for a Senior DevOps Specialist with some software development experience to work very closely with our developers. Therefore this role is suitable for an experienced Software Developer with some DevOps exposure and desire to transition into DevOps or for a current Senior DevOps Specialist. In our DevOps team you will also need a drive to automate the world — once we understand how to do something, and why we do something, our goal is to ensure we capture that into automated processes and Infrastructure as Code. 

 We are based in downtown Toronto but due to Covid-19 we are working remotely. 

What You Will Be Doing

  • Working closely with developers on building software, maintaining the Continuous Integration pipeline, and tooling
  • Automating existing tasks, and improving existing automation using software best practices
  • Supporting Development and Quality Assurance environments
  • Supporting and improving our application infrastructure in the cloud
  • Creating new technical initiatives that can affect the whole engineering organization; we are driven by Request for Comments (RFC) proposals

What You Bring

  • Ability to code or script in at least one of these languages: Python, Go, Java in a Linux environment
  • Advanced professional experience working with Docker
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and concepts like CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment)
  • Familiarity with AWS or Azure
  • Team work, curiosity, excellent communication, problem-solving skills

  • A Plus If You Have
  • Scripting for automating tasks (especially Python and Ansible) and integrating 3rd party services using REST APIs
  • Kubernetes experience, especially in production
  • Experience with SQL and RDBMSs (especially PostgreSQL).
  • Personal technical projects, especially Open Source ones
Meet your hiring team:

Talent Acquisition Partner:Roxy Keshavarznia - Roxy joined Kira in January 2019 after working for various Toronto-based startups in People Operations and Talent roles. At Kira, Roxy focuses on hiring for our Marketing, Product, Operations, Research and People

Hiring Manager: Karthik Srinivasan - Karthik has been at Kira since early 2020 and has been in the software engineering role for over 16yrs. Polyglot engineer himself with focus on cloud and distributed computing. 

DevOps Team Members:

Christopher Sullivan - Christopher has been at Kira since 2018 and was the first outside hire for the new DevOps team. He has extensive experience in build systems, cloud automation, and modern CI/CD. 

Amar Sattaur - Amar also joined DevOps team in 2018 and has over 7 years of experience focusing on cloud and infrastructure. 

Values Fit Interviewers:Our values are universal at Kira Systems, so you might meet some people from a completely different part of the company. We do this to give applicants a chance to meet people outside their immediate team, and to give them an opportunity to ask questions to a diverse group of “Kirans.”  

Meet our Founders:During your interview process, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one of our founders. Take a look at their LinkedIn profiles to learn a bit more about Noah and Alex.

Why join Kira Systems? 

Team. Our team is filled with smart, curious, independent, self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun.
Personal Development. We work on challenging problems. It’s hard – in a good way. We also believe in the power of learning. In addition to regular Lunch and Learns and internal learning opportunities, we provide all ‘Kirans’ with an annual learning budget. 
We <3 remote work. We have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Additionally, our Toronto-based Kirans have the flexibility to work from home when needed.
Flexible vacation policy? Check. We know how important it is to take time to recharge. Our flexible vacation policy allows you to take the time you need. 
We are award-winning! We've recently been named Canada's 3rd Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada and one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.
Lots of benefits and perks. We’ve got your back. Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for you and your family. 

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our business all successful candidates must clear a background check before beginning employment.

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