Cloud DevOps Lead Required for Long Term Opportunity with Global Hires

Cloud DevOps Lead Required for Long Term Opportunity with Global Hires


Job Description

Global Hires is one of the top employers on oDesk and we are looking for a Cloud DevOps Lead to help us scale our business in the Social Media space. This is a full time (40+ hours per week) Long Term Opportunity


The Cloud DevOps Lead would drive the collaborative culture between development and operations - extending to QA testing, release cycle automation and beyond. By aligning goals and sharing strategies, DevOps will improve efficiency and quality of code shipped, allowing us to innovate quickly while providing a higher standard of support. Focus is on improving scaling of Q.A., Infrastructure Function and Applications Dev Teams to ensure we have the ability to scale to over 100 million users.


Load Balancing
Maintain uptime by urgently resolving critical downtime situations and manage a 24/7 pager schedule and escalation process
Create infrastructure, architectural designs and implementation plans
Use metrics as part of a continuous delivery evaluation process
Identify opportunities to optimize our cloud architecture to improve scalability/reliability and minimize costs
Optimize MongoDB, Hadoop, MySQL, and other server configurations and identify slow queries and other bottlenecks or scaling issues
Understand code that is running on the server and help developers leverage application and cloud platform features and functionality
Align Engineering Development with realistic infrastructure capabilities


Demonstrate hands-on expertise scaling a QA organization and a cloud-based architecture (preferably AWS EC2), plus deep knowledge of Development and System Admin Skills

Experience with continuous deployment
Experience application clustering/ load balancing
Understanding of Web services (SOA)
Understanding of protocols/technologies like HTTP, SSL, LDAP, JDBC, Servlet/JSP, SQL, HTML, XML