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DevOps Engineer, 12 months contract


Raising the Floor - US
Headquarters: Washington, DC

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Type of Position: Full-Time, 12 months Contract

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Computer Access. At Raising the Floor, we’re an international coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring that the Internet, and everything available through it, is accessible to people with accessibility barriers due to disability, literacy, or age, and regardless of economic resources. Our vision is to revolutionize the landscape of assistive technology by creating an infrastructure to facilitate the development, distribution, and support of a wide range of affordable accessibility solutions around the world. That is, the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).
You will join a diverse and inclusive team of bright and talented software developers located across continents, who are passionate about our vision, that of radically improving the access to technology. How? By developing a system that supports the “portability” of user preferences across any platform or device. You will be working in an open source development environment, from anywhere in the world and enjoying a flexible schedule.  
  • Work with Infrastructure developers to plan microservice deployments and scalability testing on Kubernetes clusters running in the public cloud (AWS, GCE, Azure).
  • Integrate performance/scalability test cases into release processes and the GPII’s Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment systems. Store results using technologies such as Elasticsearch, and provide dashboards to team members.
  • Provide recommendations to GPII developers on how to optimize a system of microservices for performance and robustness.
Experience in:
  • Modern, containerized cloud infrastructure (especially Docker and Kubernetes) including load balancing techniques, storage, networking, security, authentication, logging, monitoring, etc.
  • Infrastructure automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Vagrant, Terraform, Packer).
  • Implementing security hardening tasks.
  • Development background with ability to review code, write automation scripts, and add instrumentation to microservices for data gathering.
  • Advising non-infrastructure/non-operations developers on how applications can be modified to make them easier to deploy, operate, and monitor.
  • Working effectively with minimal or no supervision -- self-directed.  
  • Working effectively in a collaborative and distributed environment and/or with open source communities.
  • Highly desirable experience in: Designing and implementing performance test plans using performance testing tools (e.g., Gatling, JMeter, Tsung, etc.).

Type of Position: Full-Time, 12 months Contract

Raising the Floor - US Inc, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable US federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Raising the Floor - US is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment.

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