14 West | Cloud DevOps Engineer - Technical.ly

Cloud DevOps Engineer

14 West |  Baltimore | Dev / Eng

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The Cloud DevOps Engineer at 14 West will design, build, and transform enterprise cloud technology for leading businesses in the marketing and publishing space.  This is an opportunity to lead the technology transformation within a team of skilled and highly motivated engineers within a company that values and supports the power of an idea. This role will focus heavily on leading the evolution of enterprise platforms, application teams and processes, CI/CD technologies, and public cloud infrastructure to facilitate rapid application development.

14 West is seeking an individual who has the confidence to think strategically, investigate, and act tactically to solve complex problems. If you are a self-starter that thrives on driving innovation and working in an environment focused on new technologies, you should join our team.

This individual will demonstrate proven extensive knowledge with the evolution, strategy, and design of public cloud environment(s), which includes the following:

In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 14 West was voted one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun. You can learn more about life at 14 West by checking out our WestWord blog.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the technical transformation and maturation of public cloud solutions
  • Modernize application architecture and delivery
  • Design and build public / hybrid cloud infrastructure from proof of concept through production launch.
  • Aid internal teams and business stakeholders in shaping and evolving public cloud strategy
  • Engineer and build core infrastructure pipelines, tools, and services
  • Collaborate to set the strategy for how we build, deploy, monitor, and operate applications

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of CI/CD Patterns and enthusiasm for building and developing patterns for IaaC delivery of secure AWS services
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in the AWS CLI and Management Console with a focus on core infrastructure components like VPC/Networking, IAM, and AWS Accounts/Organizations
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in designing, building, and deploying scalable and secure cloud-based solution architectures utilizing IaaC tools like CloudFormation or Terraform
  • High proficiency with a scripting language, such as Powershell, Bash, or Python, and using that scripting language to solve problems and automate workflows
  • Experience developing, defining, and executing public cloud strategy
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Experience architecting AWS environments from the ground up, including the development of best practices and establishing hybrid connectivity with on-premises environment(s)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline, (i.e., Computer Science, Information Systems, or related degree field) or 3-7 years equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS Associate Level Certification, either Solutions Architect or SysOps Administrator, with an ability to demonstrate proficiency in AWS Services

 

We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
  • Employer-subsidized parking.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays.
  • Fitness programs and discounts.
  • Casual dress code.

About 14 West

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.

By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion… and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.

14 West is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws. No question in this Application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law, nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law. Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and/or interview process may contact us at here@14west.us to arrange for such accommodation.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Parental Benefits
  • Generous Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Snacks
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

What’s it like to work at 14 West in Baltimore?

Missing a day in the office at 14 West makes you feel as if you’ve missed out. We have a great group of really smart and motivated people that come up with truly brilliant solutions to the challenges we face in the publishing and subscription services we enable. This being said, the office is totally casual — people bring their dogs to work and there’s work/life balance in that you can work remotely if needed.

Our offices are beautiful. They make up a campus of 12 individual buildings in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. In the summertime when we have interns working with us it starts to feel like a college campus as you see the interns going from building to building with their backpacks. The buildings are a mix of incredible historic homes and some modern construction. We sit in massive open offices that carry mixes of the functional roles; this enables cross collaboration. You can stand up and go talk to anybody, you don’t have to set up formal meetings. It’s open and easy, and that’s how we’re able to move so quickly to get things done each day.

Who is 14 West and what do you do?

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.

By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion... and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.

What’s a common attribute amongst 14 West employees?

The preeminent traits seem to be a desire to learn and curiosity. If you are willing to work hard and want to understand how 14 West works, how things are done and how to contribute new ideas, you’ll be rewarded and will move up quickly. One thing that is expected of everyone that walks in here is you need to raise your hand and you better have high expectations for yourself. If you’re waiting for someone to tell you what to do, that gets noticed very quickly and not in a good way.

What is the team working on at the moment?

We handle all of our enterprise data. A lot of our focus right now is in optimization and building world class tools for our affiliates. One specific project our team is working is developing a set of new self-service applications where instead of Agora affiliates reaching out to our team directly for data and reports, they’ll be able to source what they need on their own. We are developing a series of new, cutting-edge feed applications where data can be loaded in, reports can be generated on the fly and our developers can understand exactly what the affiliates most want.

How do 14 West employees stay connected and engaged with each other?

A lot of us travel to different conferences to develop our skills and that’s always a great way to reconnect in a more personal way with your colleagues.

We do a lot of volunteer work within the community right around us here in Baltimore. Aside from this, we take pride in having the best holiday parties — there have been people caught trying to sneak into them! We also do a lot of happy hours in the office (employees enter their preferred beer or wine via their Drizly account). 

What can new employees expect?

New employees can expect extensive training through 14 West’s learning and development division, which features hands-on classroom learning and online guided courses that ensure new hires have been inducted into the company through a mentored program. Otherwise, get ready to run with your ideas. We like big ideas and if you bring them to the table you better be ready to act on them, we’ll provide the resources to drive it.

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