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Sr. DevOps Engineer - Austin, Texas

Biotech company looking for a DevOps Engineer to join their growing team. This is essentially a lead role that can become a director position. This position is based in ATX and only local candidates are eligible.


The Sr. DevOps is the primary source for infrastructure support for the company server environment.

  • Measure and analyze the current KVM VMs / Linux systems to improve performance and reliability.
  • Build Virtual Machines & Physical Machines per Standard setups
  • Add automation tools to help scale infrastructure
  • Systems performance tuning and Administration.
  • Support migrations, upgrades, and patching the Systems and their Firmware.
  • Consider value proposition of public cloud (AWS / Azure) vs. current private cloud server infrastructure and if needed lead transition from private to public cloud.
  • Audit existing tools, processes, systems, and services; optimize and develop risk mitigation plans to improve productivity, security, and cost.
  • Proactively solicit feedback from our team to identify opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness, productivity, and security.

Required Skills:

  • Linux System Administration
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Private network/VPN management and DNS management
  • Server Performance Profiling, Server Monitoring, and Server Tuning
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Data Center Rack Management
  • Office Automation Support (Windows and Mac)
  • DevOps Automation
  • Networking Expertise
  • Juniper Firewalls and Switch CLI knowledge
  • Enterprise Container strategy
  • Single-Sign-On strategies and implementation
  • Hardware and Infrastructure Solution Trade-Offs
  • Cloud-based Automation and Virtualization
  • DevSecOps Automation

Perfect Candidate is:

  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Self-starter
  • Independent but collaborative
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Great communicator and capable of client-facing interactions
  • Effective and efficient diagnostic and problem-solving capabilities
  • Good balance between technical innovation and pragmatism