Web Ops Engineer

Location: Westlake, OH
Date Posted: 10-22-2016
The Webops Engineer role is responsible for administering a large and complex web server farm using infrastructure as code. This role is responsible for the management of both customer facing and backend infrastructure. Automation and scripting using bash, python and perl are key to being successful in this role.

The Webops Engineer is expected to implement new automation tools and define standard operating procedures as well as apply their base of technical, operational and process or project skills to identify opportunities for process improvement. Leading portions of projects or processes and bringing new knowledge into the organization are also major functions of the Webops Engineering role.


* Debugs unusual server problems - Uses tcp dump to debug
* Writes scripts for intermediate automation (data manipulation)
* Writes scripts for basic automation (replacing straight manual steps)
* Writes new server templates (CFEngine,Ansible), writes test cases
* Creates estimates for tasks with assistance from senior team-members
* Delivers code that is generally accepted by senior team-members
* Interprets and delivers upon technical specifications with guidance from senior engineers
* Analyzes reported problems and documents the results and findings
* Performs routine changes (Account management, OS install, sysvinit)
* Creates effective documentation
* Able to stay current and adapt to new/latest technologies
* Recognizes the risk of changes and tailors actions accordingly

Soft skills:

* Flexible, organized, good work ethic - requires little supervision
* Willing to learn new things and apply that knowledge to achieve goals
* Pro-active, able to meet schedules and deadlines
* Communicates effectively with team members and more senior technology engineers
* Receptive to feedback, helps & offers solutions
* Fluent in English, both spoken and written

* Experience scripting Amazon Web Services is preferred (python/bash)
* Knowledge of HTML, HTTP, Content Delivery Networks and other related internet technologies
* Understands firewall access rules - ips, AWS security groups and Mod Security
* Understands declarative configuration management (Ansible / Chef / Puppet)
* Understands key network protocols (DNS, HTTP, SMTP) and related server configuration
* Understands basics of IP networking, IP routing
* Adept with Linux command line
* Adept with ssh (key management, port forwarding, debugging)
* 2 years administering Linux web servers in a professional capacity
* 1 year automating tasks with scripting languages: UNIX shell, Perl and Python preferred

* BS in computer science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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