DevOps Engineer at Black Swan Data, Inc.

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DevOps Engineer Black Swan Data, Inc.. Black Swan Data is a leading provider of data, software, and consulting services for the consumer goods industry. Our technology uses AI and social data to power the insight and innovation capabilities of brands like PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Heineken. . We are a values-driven company that is committed to our employee’s wellbeing and growth. We believe that our people are our greatest asset, and we want to create an environment where they can thrive. .  . Job Summary:. We are seeking an experienced and passionate DevOps Engineer with a strong background in Kubernetes, AWS, and Linux to join our team. As an Intermediate DevOps Engineer, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure, with a focus on Kubernetes-based container orchestration, AWS services, and Linux systems. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline the deployment and management of our applications, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security in a Linux-based AWS cloud environment..  . Responsibilities:. Design, build, and maintain scalable and highly available Kubernetes clusters on AWS using services like Amazon EKS or self-managed Kubernetes.. Collaborate with software development and infrastructure teams to define and implement CI/CD pipelines for continuous integration and deployment of applications on AWS.. Automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and monitoring using infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible) specifically tailored for AWS and Linux systems.. Deploy and maintain software on Linux server base using configuration-as-code tools (eg. Puppet or Ansible.). Implement and optimize containerization strategies using Docker and Kubernetes on AWS.. Familiarity with monitoring and logging toolsets like ELK, Prometheus, Grafana.. Leverage AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, and others to architect and deploy scalable and resilient solutions.. Implement AWS security best practices, including IAM roles, security groups, encryption, and monitoring.. Configure and administer Linux-based systems, including performance tuning, troubleshooting, and security hardening.. Troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure and application-related issues in a timely manner within the AWS and Linux environment.. Monitor and analyze system performance, resource utilization, and capacity planning using AWS monitoring and logging tools (e.g., CloudWatch, CloudTrail, ELK stack) and Linux monitoring tools.. Implement and enforce security best practices throughout the infrastructure, Kubernetes environment, AWS services, and Linux systems.. Collaborate with development teams to optimize application performance, scalability, and reliability in a Kubernetes environment on AWS and Linux.. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in DevOps, cloud technologies, AWS services, the Kubernetes ecosystem, and Linux administration..  . Qualifications & Requirements (We will consider candidates with a subset of these qualifications, eg if you have some exposure to K8s but solid AWS). Strong experience with Kubernetes container orchestration, including deployment, scaling, and monitoring.. Proficient in infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform and configuration management tools like Ansible, specifically tailored for AWS and Linux systems.. Strong knowledge of AWS services an/d hands-on experience with core services such as EC2, RDS, S3, IAM, etc.. Experience with AWS container services like Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, or self-managed Kubernetes on AWS.. Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines and automation tools (e.g., Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD) in an AWS and Linux context.. Experience with scripting and programming languages (e.g., Bash, Python, Go) for automation, infrastructure management, and Linux administration.. Familiarity with Linux administration, including performance tuning, troubleshooting, and security hardening.. Familiarity with AWS security best practices, including IAM roles, security groups, encryption, and monitoring.. Experience with AWS monitoring and logging tools (e.g., CloudWatch, CloudTrail, ELK stack) and Linux monitoring tools for system performance analysis and troubleshooting.. Understanding of networking concepts and security best practices in an AWS, Kubernetes, and Linux environment.. Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.. Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams..  . Preferred:. Kubernetes certification (e.g., Certified Kubernetes Administrator - CKA).. AWS Cloud environment experience. AWS certifications (e.g., AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect).. Linux certifications (e.g., Linux Professional Institute Certification - LPIC).. Experience with managing and optimizing Kubernetes clusters on AWS and Linux systems at scale.. Knowledge of service mesh technologies (e.g., Istio, Linkerd) in an AWS and Linux environment.. Familiarity with infrastructure and application observability tools (e.g., Datadog, New Relic) in a Linux-based environment..  . We offer competitive compensation, a collaborative and innovative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.. If you are a motivated DevOps Engineer with a focus on Kubernetes, AWS, and Linux, and a passion for delivering reliable and scalable solutions, we would love to hear from you..  . What makes a Swan?.  . We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital. . We have made a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values. . We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty. . We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it. . We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes. . We listen more than we talk. . We think 10% crazy is just about right! . Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it. .   . What We Offer?.  . Career Development -.  At Black Swan, we prioritise your development. We break new ground daily - and that provides every Swan with the opportunity to build career-defining skills and experience.  . Working environment. . - . Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable! You will benefit from our . global benefits: . Share options, staff referral scheme, wellness day, development day, flexible working, internal and online training initiatives, volunteering opportunities at whiteswan.org.uk, birthday half day, social events, and a flexible leave policy. . Exciting Clients and Projects. . -.  We work with some of the world’s most pioneering CPG brands, and operate at the cutting-edge of our industry, solving our clients' problems with technology. . Talented Teams -. We employ the best talent in the market – as a Swan you will be exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams across 3 continents.   . We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you? . #LI-MS1