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DevOps / SRE Engineer at Global Relay, Kelowna, BC


As a DevOps/SRE Engineer you will be responsible for the reliability and smooth operation of production and test environments and build automation to improve reliability and efficiency of code delivery from build to production. Global Relay uses leading edge technologies to deploy and manage 1000's of servers and the infrastructure that delivers highly scalable and available services. The role involves cross-team collaboration and communication; you will be working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that product requirements are met. This is an opportunity to influence the design and implementation of systems at scales that many do not get a chance to work at.


Your Job:

Depending on your team's needs and your skill-sets, your time will be split between:

Automation: Developing tools & frameworks to enhance the CI (Continuous Integration) & CD (Continuous Delivery) automation using industry standard CI/CD practices
Operations: Monitor and ensure smooth operation of production and test environments by executing common sysadmin tasks and automating repetitive tasks
Service Reliability: Occasionally provide support and initial troubleshooting when required by reviewing dashboards and logs to ensure system issues are timely addressed


About You:

  • 3+ years experience as a DevOps/SRE engineer or similar role
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Understanding of computer science fundamentals like threading, OOP and more
  • Understanding of software systems concepts such as networking, firewalls, protocols, databases and more
  • Understanding of software delivery practices such as Git branching models and configuration management
  • Experience with:
    • Linux (CentOS preferred), Bash and Maven/Gradle
    • Database fundamentals for Ms SQL or NoSql DB's
    • Automation using Bash, Python or other similar scripting languages
    • Writing, reading and deciphering code in Java or other similar programming languages
    • CI/CD tools such as Jenkins or Bamboo
    • Infrastructure as Code tools such as Ansible
    • Load balancing tools such as HA-Proxy, Nginx or F5
    • Instrumentation & Monitoring tools such as: Splunk, Zabbix, or Prometheus
    • Experience with any of these: Cassandra, Zookeeper, Hadoop, Kafka, Ms SQL, or MongoDB
    • Containerization/Virtualization technology such as Docker, VMware or OpenShift Kubernetes
    • Understanding of software delivery practices such as feature toggling, no-downtime deployment


About the company:

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics for the global financial sector. They deliver services to 23,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Their market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, Bloomberg®, Thomson Reuters, social media, mobile messaging, and more – with mobile, Outlook, and web access.


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