Cofense · Jun 8th 2019
Headquarters: Washington DC URL:
Senior DevOps/ Production Engineer (Java), Appliance Platform
Reporting to the VP, Production Engineering, the Senior Production Engineer (Appliance Platform) will be responsible for designing, building, and supporting the testing of the appliance delivery platform used by the Cofense Vision and Triage anti-phishing solutions. This position requires a full-stack perspective to infrastructure, release management, and application development with a strong appreciation for user experience to ensure successful delivery of the most critical solutions within the Cofense product portfolio.
Consult with development, QA, and architecture teams to integrate new application containers into the appliance platform and drive operability, scalability, security, and non-functional requirements.
Create tools that provide self-service capabilities for developers, integrate new applications and service into CI/CD workflows. Manage and improve the automated pipelines that create the installation media used for Cloud and On-Premise installations.
Design, build, and maintain ChatOps and container tooling that allows developers, QA Engineers, and Support teams to provision & deploy Triage and Vision instances with minimal friction.
Ensure quality and best-practices for appliance architecture, design, provisioning, usability, security, and monitoring.
Collaborate with SaaS Platform and Security Production Engineers across the department to drive improvements, tooling and ensure solutions are well-documented, scalable, and secure.
Promote and implement best practices in observability (monitoring, tracing, alerting, logging) and incident response to ensure applications and services meeting Service Level Objectives.
Participate in an on-call rotation in support for Cofense cloud-based appliance offerings.
Other duties as assigned.
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5+ year’s experience as a Software Engineer, DevOps, Site Reliability, or Platform Engineer. Strong preference for experience with containerizing Java applications and orchestrating microservices on Docker, ECS, Fargate, Rancher, or Kubernetes.
Solid experience with Jenkins, Packer, Git and the ability to design and build container-pipelines built from microservices that consist of databases, message queues, and REST-based APIs.
Experience with managing and versioning container and OS based artifacts with Debian, RedHat, or Docker Repositories.
Experience managing and automating infrastructure with code using tools like Terraform and/or CloudFormation.
Experience with Postgres, ElasticSearch, Nginx, or similar infrastructure components.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is preferred.
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