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Wanted: Peak-Performing DevOps Engineer

ercWrenchesAre you an ascending DevOps engineer seeking the summit of software development and deployment? Then consider joining Peak T-Shirt Company’s Denver-based team.

See, we have this crazy, thrill-seeking goal to climb from a small company that has quadrupled in size in just four years to one of the top 5 most-visited custom design t-shirt and apparel sites. And we aspire to reach our traffic target in the next year.

Our e-commerce model lets shoppers design and upload their own t-shirt art for imprinting, and have the finished product shipped to their doorstep in a few days. We’ve been successful beyond our wildest projections and now need to move our existing legacy datacenter to the cloud to handle an avalanche of orders.

You could be the one to take us to the top. We need a DevOps engineer with strong Amazon Web Services experience. You will create cloud formation templates to build AWS services that support our custom Java application. You’ll need to build the whole stack ELBs to databases, and then move and launch our site at its new home. And you’ll need to help guide us through this process in a pretty short outage window.

In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with software engineering to deploy and operate our systems. Help automate and streamline our operations and processes. Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations. And troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments.

Your climbing gear.

  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required)
  • Strong experience with SQL and MySQL (NoSQL experience is a plus, too, since we also use Redis)
  • A working understanding of code and script (PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service

Begin each day from our basecamp.

As if being surrounded by views of the Rockies against an azure sky wasn’t awe-inspiring enough, we offer an inspired work place, too. “Growth Day” events encourage you to engage in any project you’re passionate about. “Innovation Challenges” invite you to present new product ideas. We’ll even send you to the DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. And as great as it is to work here, our generous telecommuting policy is killer on those days when I-25 traffic snarls make getting to work daunting.

Are you up for the challenge?

Jobs fill up fast at up-and-coming companies located in one of America’s most desirable metros. So don’t leave us hanging. Apply today.


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