alayacare Canada - Remote Full-time 2022-07-29

About the Role:   

This role sits in the Production Engineering department and Developer Experience (Learn & Develop) group, which provides AlayaCare Engineering with a smooth, efficient & fun way of working within the development lifecycle – Learning, Developing, Validating and Deploying.  Developer Experience is an amplifier for efficiency, quality, and innovation across AlayaCare.

As a Staff Developer, you will be part of the Developer Experience group. You will be responsible for the vision, implementation, evolution and maintenance of the tooling that empowers developers to both deploy their code, and allows for their appropriate understanding of the risk involved to ship quality releases. Our CICD pipeline involves Github, CircleCI with custom scripts, GitOps through ArgoCD and Flux, GitHub and Slack Bots, Helm Charts and more.

  • You will be part of a team of 150+ employees dedicated to product development with engineering hubs in Toronto, Montreal, and Victoria

  • You will be working with your colleagues from the Deploy team, the other DevX sibling teams and your engineering manager.

  • You’ll be responsible for the design, architecture and importantly the advocacy for and conveyance of AlayaCare’s release pipeline.

  • You’ll anticipate problems around bottlenecks and inefficiencies developers are experiencing with our build and release pipeline “product”, and plan detailed, documented solutions to implement around them

  • You are excited and motivated to teach developers in engineering how they can best leverage our pipeline’s feedback loops to identify quality issues early in a release cycle and make the best decisions around deploying.

  • You’ll get our engineering teams to a point where they can safely deploy continuously.

  • AlayaCare Cloud is written in Python and PHP on the back-end, uses Vue.js on the front-end, and runs on AWS.

What You'll Do

  • Provide technical leadership to your team through technical mentoring, role modelling, coaching, and knowledge sharing

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure consistency in the areas of component reuse, extensibility, maintainability, security, and scalability

  • Monitor your code in production, proactively identify and fix issues that developer teams may encounter, and facilitate resolution of build and deployment problems, so they can have safe, high-quality rollouts for their code

  • Empower teams through various initiatives, improvements, and contribute to establishing best practices and standards

  • Proactively identify, recommend and implement software release process improvements to maximize efficiency

  • Drive and collaborate on the vision, evolution, and maintenance of our CI/CD pipeline

  • Automate time consuming toil activities around our release pipeline activities, like git flow

  • Develop and maintain release process documentation geared to teams

  • Design and develop scripts and systems for releasing builds, quality checks, source code control and issue tracking through JIRA integration

  • Deliver services and tools that expose development and release-related metrics and trends and help increase team empowerment and effectiveness

  • Liaise with and delegate work to consultants tasked with release related development


Who You Are

  • 10+ years professional software engineering experience, with a significant portion dedicated to devops, release pipelines and CI/CD

  • Excellent understanding of release processes and methods used in software development.

  • Degree or diploma in computer science or engineering, or demonstrated learning experience  

  • Solid understanding of the build pipelines of backend and frontend applications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Mastery of scripting & shell skills

  • Strong experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, CircleCI, Flux or ArgoCD

  • Strong knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes

  • Strong knowledge of primary AWS services (CloudFormation, EC2, ALB/ELB, RDS, Route53, S3, etc.) 

  • Experience with APM monitoring/logging systems such as New Relic, Data Dog, Prometheus, ELK…

  • Experience with infrastructure languages like Terraform, CloudFormation, Helm, etc.

  • Pride in work through attention to detail

  • Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment

  • Experienced in backend development (ideally Python)