Remote DevOps/Jira Engineer

2 months ago
RemoteApex Systems

Are you a Senior System Engineer who has experience with DevOps and Jira administration? Do you want to work on a team with the largest number instances of Jira/ Confluence in the whole world? If so, Apex Systems has the perfect position for you.

Position: Sr Systems Engineer (DevOps Engineer with Jira admin background)

Length: Long term contract (1+ year)

Location: Remote

Rate: Dependent on  experience

The Collaboration Tools Engineering Team provides a platform for our client's teams to plan, track and collaborate for executives to make decisions about resourcing and product roadmaps on a large scale. They leverage industry-standard tools like Jira and Confluence, and build their own custom web tools, data and reporting to empower management decision-making.

As a Sr Systems Engineering focused on Collaboration Tools, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Provide the world's best collaboration tool experience through customized Jira and Confluence Data Center instances
  • Lead regular upgrades of Jira and Confluence
  • Solve unique technical challenges with one of the largest scale instances of Atlassian tools
  • Research and implement security vulnerability protections, working with Information Security teams
  • Design integrations between Jira, Confluence, other 3rd party tools and custom applications through API or other solutions
  • Skillsets required:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or electrical engineering with > 8 years of experience
  • Usage of Jira and Confluence
  • Management of web application(s) from a system build or operational support perspective
  • Cloud concepts: Infrastructure as code, Azure, Openstack, or other cloud hosting and deployment solutions
  • Understanding of database (Oracle, MS SQL), network, firewall, block storage mount concepts - ability to direct and work with those areas for end to end app solution
  • Ability to manage systems projects end to end, set own schedule and track, build and implement repeatable test plans
  • HA/DR design and implementation
  • Coordinate activities with Infrastructure and Platform Teams for environment setup, configuration, and maintenance
  • Manage and lead others within team as well as cross-functional resources
  • Infrastructure design for and concepts for web applications
  • Ability to work closely with Jira and Confluence Product owners and other systems engineers on the team
  • Participate in an on-call rotation, triaging application incidents and customer escalations
  • Application monitoring and troubleshooting of Java applications
  • Experience with monitoring tools to monitor application performance
  • Systems engineering background and Linux administration with an emphasis on DevOps practices
  • Preferred skills:

  • Jira or Confluence administration
  • Maintenance, Operational troubleshooting and tuning for Jira or Confluence health (system and application level)
  • Automated performance testing
  • Experience with monitoring tools for systems, infrastructure and applications
  • Scripting (shell, groovy, or other scripting languages)
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts
  • Vulnerability remediation
  • Experience with SQL
  • Ability to influence and follow up on requests for cross-functional teams
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