Senior DevOps Engineer

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a senior DevOps engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Richmond Hill, Toronto service office.

Why we need you: -

Our focus is on enabling the flow of value through a focus on the technology practice. Looking inwards, at a technical level, we aim to do this by combining the practices of Software Craftsmanship, Agile/Lean, DevOps, Cloud Native architectures and infrastructures to create high quality, high velocity, sustainable engineering teams. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced DevOps Engineer. 

You will design, create and deliver a range of DevOps Build Automation and Deployment solutions in virtualisation environments such as AWS and/or Azure. You will work as part of the team that manages and delivers Software Development projects and helps to ensure availability of key DevOps services used by the Software Development teams and Business units as well as critical QA/UAT and Production environments.

Software Development and IT Operations teams will be assisting you with deploy and operation of our systems. You will help automate and streamline our operations and processes. You`ll support building and maintaining tools for deployment, monitoring and operations. You`ll troubleshoot and resolve issues in our Dev, QA/UAT and Production environments for a wide range of projects. You`ll be responsible to maintain, upgrade and configure our Internal services. As a DevOps Engineer you’ll be responsible for to design, automate, build and operate modern digital service platforms. It’s a fast-paced environment so it is important for you to make sound, reasoned decisions. You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues that will help you to learn, develop and grow.

Who are we looking for: -

As a DevOps Engineer you have extensive working experience in an IT infrastructure role with strong background in Linux and Cloud administration. Open source technologies are something you are interested in and you have used wide variety of such tools. You have experience with VMware virtualized environments, mostly server virtualization and software defined networking. You were involved in planning deployments and improvements to CI/CD pipelines and have strong experience with Docker and container management. Some of your experience is focused on coding and scripting (mostly Python, Java and Bash). You are familiar with Apache and Nginx web servers running and configuring along with caching and message queuing applications (Redis, RabbitMQ, Kafka).  Also you have some experience in networking and monitoring tools. We are working with Atlassian products (Crowd, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket Server, Bamboo, HipChat) so it`ll be good if you have used them too.

We try to follow the best methodologies and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service but you`ll be able to suggest any improvements. Our environment is transitioning to Agile so it`ll be good if you have worked in such teams. You are a self-starter with the ability to make progress with minimal supervision. On this position you`ll have to show your good diplomacy skills and the ability to liaise with technical and business people. You can work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. As a team we are results oriented and rely on good communication to achieve success.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in automating the build process and deployment of Microsoft Azure Platform. You will be highly proficient working with business stakeholders and directing project teams and will have direct experience of a range of Build and Deployment Automation solutions.

You will have experience and a proven track record of automating, deploying and maintaining enterprise level solution environments on secure and distributed on premise platforms. You have experience or exposure to the following technologies:

  • Cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Automation/configuration management using either Salt, Puppet, Chef, or an equivalent
  • Build systems (Apache Ant/Mode/Maven)
  • Strong knowledge of Jenkins structure and uses
  • Git and versioning software
  • Linux development toolchain (i.e. rpm, yum)
  • Messaging middleware. Specifically Kafka and RabbitMQ
  • SQL in general and PostgreSQL, MySQL specifically (NoSQL experience, such as Cassandra, Redis and MongoDB is a plus.)
  • TSDB (InfluxDB, Prometheus, Clickhouse) and ElasticSearch
  • Monitoring tools such as TICK stack, Prometheus, ELK stack

Knowledge of scanning software such as Veracode, SonarQube or IQ Server a plus. Being certified in Linux, VMware and good knowledge of Mac OS X is a strong asset.

What's in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you can join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

Lunch is on us and there is free fresh fruit, snacks, drinks in the office.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, FOX Bet, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest and most licensed publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Richmond Hill (Toronto) service office in the platform delivery department.

At The Stars Group, we encourage applications from all sections of the community.  If you are an applicant with a disability and you require accommodations at any point in our recruitment process, please let our talent acquisition team know when they contact you to invite for interview.