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What you’ll be doing...

About Skyward

Skyward provides the best operations management platform for commercial drone operators all over the world. Our mission is to help UAV pioneers build successful, safe, efficient ops, whether they’re a small business or working within a major enterprise.

About You

You have a passion for technology, start-ups, drones, aviation, or all of the above. You’re a driven self-starter with a high level of personal integrity. You’re also a nice person who can collaborate across teams. Show us your best work via resume, cover letter, coding sample, portfolio, and audition reel whatever it takes.

The Role

As a Sr. DevOps Engineer, you will take active role in leading the design and architecture of the Skyward Software Platform to ensure Engineering efficiency and that Skyward’s customers have a great experience using the Platform as they run their drone businesses around the world. You will use a variety of automation and monitoring technologies and tools to architect, build, maintain, and monitor the infrastructure for the Skyward Software Platform. You will provide production support as required including debugging and responding to production issues. You will ensure the infrastructure security meets Skyward policies.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to design and implement application builds, application releases, deployment and configuration tasks
  • Manage and operate Kubernetes
  • Linux server management from the command line and using web-based console tools such as Amazon's AWS console
  • Develop automation scripts to automate the creation and maintenance of environments
  • Implement monitoring tools and solutions to provide visibility into the infrastructure and application performance
  • Assist with solving system problems using dumps, traces, or other diagnostics aids.
  • Automate the installation of applications, programs, and system components to minimize customer downtime
  • Participate in sprint planning and code review with Agile teams
  • Look for opportunities for continual improvements in infrastructure and processes
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing, and deployment
  • Ensure a scalable process and infrastructure with a focus on high availability
  • Ensure that infrastructure, operations, and application security standards are enforced
  • Adapts to changing and evolving business priorities by offering options and constructive ideas on how to achieve the goals given the realities of time and resources
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Willingness to pitch-in and help others on the team as needed
  • Provide timely estimates of on-going progress and transparency of work using tools like Jira along with daily stand-ups
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and best practice with the ability to share those findings with the team
  • Adhere to the standards of the team while also looking for opportunities to improve on team processes

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker containers
  • Experience with Automated Infrastructure Testing (Test Kitchen, InSpec, ServerSpec, etc.)
  • AWS Certification
  • Minimum 2 years as a DevOps Engineer
  • 2+ year experience with scripting tools and technologies
  • 1+ year experience managing AWS environments
  • Experience with continuous integration application delivery, including provisioning, deployment, testing and version control
  • Experience with Infrastructure automation tooling (Terraform, Packer, Salt/Chef/Puppet, etc.)

Even better if you have

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team
  • Demonstrated aptitude and desire to learn new skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to embrace change and work in an iterative development environment
  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of the commercial UAS marketplace and customer needs
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Experience flying drones for business or pleasure

Equal Employment Opportunity

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