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Senior DevOps Engineer (App)

Hypergiant Sensory Sciences

Hypergiant Sensory Sciences

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Note: We are open to 100% remote candidates for this position. Contract is 1099 and will go until 07/31/2024. No C2C Candidates.

Who we are: At Hypergiant, our work is driven by individuals pushing the boundary and always professionally challenging our clients to think differently. We’re seeking individuals who are both analytical and creative and can help us fuel our motto: Tomorrowing Today. We’re based in Texas and have a strong track record of working with some of the biggest brands around the world in industries spanning retail, oil & gas, energy, aviation, healthcare, and more. We provide large enterprises with cutting-edge advice, bespoke technology solutions, and deployment expertise needed to harness the value out of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Our goal is to work with forward-thinking organizations and to help them understand how Artificial Intelligence will affect their business and their industry.

We’re looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer who can work with our client to design, create, extend, and maintain a brand new microservices-based platform on AWS serving millions of users every month. You will be using AWS services to deploy and scale as many as 2 dozen microservices and support several teams of developers. You will also implement and maintain monitoring, observability, and deployment systems to support the applications and developer teams. Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Cloudformation, Terraform, or Pulumi is a must.

What you’ll do

  • Be hands-on and set a high standard of excellence.
  • Do technical deep-dives into operating systems, application performance, databases, load balancers, networks, and storage systems.
  • Manage the establishment and configuration of infrastructure in an agile way by storing infrastructure as code and employing automated configuration management tools with a goal to be able to re-provision environments at any point in time.
  • Leverage your knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes to optimize build and deployment processes..
  • Design and implement monitoring and alerting strategies with modern best practices for cloud infrastructure.
  • Build custom tooling to support engineering teams.
  • Consult and train engineering teams on DevOps processes and methods.
  • Drive adoption of DevOps and best practices in culture, code health, testing, monitoring, alerting and maintainability.
  • Drive operational cost reductions through service optimizations and demand based auto scaling.

Required Experience

  • Strong experience in application layer AWS services (e.g. EC2/ECS, S3, DynamoDB, RDS, SQS, etc.)
  • Experience as a software engineer. Strong knowledge of at least one programming language. Preferably JavaScript/TypeScript experience.
  • IaC knowledge, preferably CloudFormation, extra credit for CDK experience.
  • Strong AWS experience.
  • Probably working in the Delivery domain.
  • Proficiency with at least one automation and configuration management tools such as Terraform, Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.
  • CI/CD experience (automate build and test pipelines and deployments with GitHub, Jenkins, CI SaaS, Spinnaker etc).
  • Keen attention to detail and industry best practices pertaining to privacy and security.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, and a strong customer focus.

Hypergiant, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We offer a generous benefits package, including company contribution to medical benefits. We offer unlimited PTO. In addition, we offer a fun, flexible work environment, company-sponsored activities, and commit to providing each employee with job satisfaction by addressing core needs. Learn more at