Senior DevOps Engineer

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Date: 23 May 2023

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC

About KATIM

KATIM is a leader in the development of innovative secure communication products and solutions for governments and businesses. As part of the Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies cluster at EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, KATIM delivers trust in a world where cyber risks are a constant threat, and fulfils the increasing demand for advanced cyber capabilities by delivering robust, secure, end-to-end solutions centered on four core business units: Networks, Ultra Secure Mobile Devices, Applications, and Satellite Communications.

KATIM empowers organisations worldwide with the confidence that their mission-critical information and communications are private and secure at all times. A company established in Abu Dhabi, KATIM has offices in UAE and in Finland.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, system administrators, and quality assurance professionals, to design, implement, and maintain our robust DevOps infrastructure. You will lead the development and implementation of automation tools and processes, ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of our software applications and systems.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the company's DevOps strategy and roadmap, aligning it with business objectives and industry best practices.
  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable and reliable CI/CD pipelines, enabling efficient software delivery and deployment.
  • Collaborate with development teams to integrate automated testing, quality assurance, and security practices into the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Continuously improve and optimize the infrastructure and systems to enhance performance, scalability, and security.
  • Monitor and analyze system performance and availability, proactively identifying and resolving issues to minimize downtime.
  • Implement, manage and orchestrate deployment automation with Terraform, Ansible and Helm.
  • Maintain and enhance the company's cloud infrastructure, leveraging services such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Champion and enforce best practices for version control, code review, continuous integration, and deployment.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and growth.

 

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • 7+ years of experience as a DevOps Engineer, preferably in a senior role.
  • 3+ years of Ops experience in a production, customer-facing environment
  • A firm understanding of Linux internals and experience in the design, implementation and maintenance of large-scale virtual and physical UNIX/Linux based infrastructures.
  • Extensive experience with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) and orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes, AWS ECS).
  • Deep understanding of infrastructure-as-code principles and proficiency with tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, or Ansible.
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools (e.g., ELK stack, Prometheus, Grafana) to ensure system health and performance.
  • Strong understanding of networking principles and protocols, including load balancers, firewalls, and DNS.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues in distributed systems.
  • Proven track record of working in Agile/Scrum environments and using tools like Jira and Confluence.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

 

Key Skills:

  • Strong expertise in building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, or CircleCI.
  • Solid knowledge of cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and related services, including serverless architectures.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash, PowerShell) for automation and infrastructure management.

 

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