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Staff Engineer, DevOps

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Posted 3 months ago

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Are you passionate about enabling DevOps, implementing continuous delivery, automating everything you touch, and learning and applying new technologies? Then we should talk. We are looking for a jack-of-all-trades that is always learning new things to join our team to help build tools and processes that enable our developers to crank out value as fast as possible to our billion-dollar web properties.

As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) you will ensure that our complex customer facing systems are healthy, monitored, automated, and designed to scale.  You will build the tools and processes used to release software in an efficient, automated, and repeatable manner.  This is a hands-on operational role with a balanced amount of tool and infrastructure development, including advanced scripting and automation.  Success in this role requires a self-driven engineer with very strong system administration and scripting skills, an aptitude for complex systems, and a high attention to detail.

What Will You Be Doing? 

  • Develop tools and automation to rapidly deploy packaged and custom applications in large scale Kubernetes based environments both on-premise and in the cloud.
  • Design/build/optimize processes and tools to improve the availability, scalability, and performance of Abercrombie’s global digital services with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Drive standardization and build automation in support of Release Engineering, Technical Site Operations, Infrastructure Management, and SRE.
  • Mentor and train Junior SRE engineers.  Drive complex initiatives through roadblocks to completion.  Collaborate with Development and Infrastructure partners to build resilient systems and repeatable processes.
  • Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards, and methods for the performance and reliability of large-scale systems:  web, mobile, native apps.
  • Troubleshoot issues across the entire stack:  hardware, software, application, network, database.
  • Represent the Platform Engineering team in project planning, design reviews, and operational readiness exercises.
  • Document system design and procedures.
  • Function well in a fast-paced, collaborative, and rapidly changing environment.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • What Do You Need To Bring? 

    • Minimum of a 4-year college degree
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience, ideally for internet facing applications
    • Very strong scripting skills, proven experience automating technical and release operations
    • Demonstrated programming skills in multiple languages
    • Experience in Configuration and Environment Management, automation, and related tools and technologies (Puppet, Ansible), building Continuous Delivery platforms
    • Self-motivated team player, ability to perform at a high level with minimal direction
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other SREs, Engineers, Product Managers, QA Engineers, and Developers
    • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive
    • Strong interest in UNIX/Linux systems administration
    • Desired Skills

      • Building Docker images
      • Configuring applications to run on Kubernetes
      • Managing applications running on Kubernetes in production
      • Creating CI/CD pipelines
      • Client-side web development
      • Server-side web development
      • Scripting (shell, perl, python, ruby, etc)
      • Linux package management
      • Managing cloud infrastructure via scripting (Azure native or Terraform)
      • Automating infrastructure provisioning/management (Puppet, Ansible)
      • Managing databases (DB2, Oracle, MongoDB, etc)
      • Optimizing SQL queries
      • Our Company 

         Abercrombie Fitch Co. (AF Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At AF Co., we’re here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are – and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.  

        Our Values 

         We lead with purpose and always put our people first, which is evidenced by our Great Place to Work™ Certification, as well as being a 2021 recipient of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail, and named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for 16 consecutive years. We’re proud to offer equitable compensation and benefits, [including flexibility and competitive Paid Time Off], as well as education and engagement events, including various Associate Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and additional time off to give back to our global communities.

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        This position is not open to applicants residing in or otherwise based in the State of Colorado.  The work location is flexible if approved by the Company, except that the position may not be performed remotely from within the State of Colorado.

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