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Senior DevOps Specialist



Software Engineering
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

At Interac, we are builders and doers, connectors and idealists. We don’t just see a world where every Canadian has the power to own their financial wellbeing, we build it! Enabling billions of transactions per year, we are architects of the digital economy helping Canadians do more of what they love...with trust and confidence in how they control their money, data, and identity. We call this InLife.

What did life for Canadians look like before Interac e-Transfer? We envision a future where Interac Verification Solutions are just as ubiquitous. You'll work on a small, start-up style team, building infrastructure and tools that millions of Canadians can trust to manage their most valuable asset – their identity. If you’re motivated by solving big problems without a blueprint to make life better for Canadians, we want you on our team.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time DevOps Specialist with 5-8 years of experience in DevOps practices, to be part of our growing product development team. This role has a rotating on-call component that requires some work outside of normal business hours.

You are able to…

  • Anticipate business and regulatory issues and recommends product, process or service improvements

  • Lead technical projects with notable risk and complexity

  • Foster ongoing awareness of developments in technology within the team

  • Contribute to the secure design of application architecture and systems design

  • Engage in both Development and Operations activities to streamline release management

  • Apply your knowledge of best practices to automate deployments and software delivery pipeline

  • Deploy new modules, upgrades and fixes to all environments in a timely manner and consistent with corporate standards.

  • Thoroughly document technical architecture and procedures

  • Review and collaborate on technical designs with team to scale innovative ideas and best practices

  • Leverage your extensive understanding of the software delivery life cycle, including strict change-controlled and process-driven environments< to support our solutions through strong configuration management and Infrastructure-as-Code philosophies

  • Build and support high-availability platforms

  • Create, maintain, and enhance internal tools

  • Document and complete knowledge transfers as required on new solutions

  • Solve unique and complex problems that have broad impact on our busines

  • Act as a point of escalation within the incident management process Understanding the maintenance and operations of multiple environments in line with client contractual obligations

  • Support incident management processes via on-call support

Who are you?

  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Engineering, Programming/Systems, Computer Science or other related discipline

  • Must be eligible to work for Interac Corp. in Canada in a Full Time Capacity

  • DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) mindset and culture

  • Strong and personable collaboration characteristics

  • Outcomes and results driven

  • Comfortable across multiple technology verticals e.g. hardware/software

  • Ability to communicate effectively, write concisely and clearly;

  • Process driven, strong documentation and organizational skills

  • Ability to work autonomously with attention to detail;

  • Focused problem solver, strong troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Experience in designing and implementation of technology solutions

  • Experience in securing servers, networks, and applications

  • Software development experience – Code/Branch management, SDLC, application integration

  • Avid learner of new technology and understanding of technical concepts

  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work, both personally and at a team level

Technical Skills

  • Significant expertise with: Ansible, Terraform or equivalent tooling, Linux/Unix Administration (Red Hat/CentOS preferred)

  • Comfortable working in a multi-tiered enterprise platforms

  • Substantial knowledge of version control workflows and source code management (SCM) tools, such as Git and SVN

  • In-depth experience with: on-premise as well as Cloud based infrastructures (Azure, Amazon), virtualization and containerization technologies, such as VMWare and Docker, systems and IT operations including OS management and networking, collaboration and project management tools such as Jira and Confluence

  • Experience with build automation/configuration management tools, such as Maven, Bamboo

  • Experience with integration testing

  • Experience with database technologies with a focus on NoSQL, such as MongoDB

  • Experience with in-memory data grids, such as Redis or Hazelcast

  • Experience with logging architectures, such as Kibana, Logstash, and Elasticsearch

  • Working understanding of LDAP (OpenDJ considered an asset)

  • Understanding of network protocols, including SMTP, NTP, SSH, and TCP/IP

  • A working understanding of code and scripts, including CSS, XML, JSON, HTML, JavaScript, and Bash

  • Experience with security-relevant protocols, including SAML and OpenID Connect

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry
  • Social Media check

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you