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Lead, DevOps


You will be joining Near, one of the fastest growing Enterprise SaaS companies and experience a true start-up culture with the freedom to experiment and innovate. At Near, we believe that great culture is not just about work; it’s work + life. We not only encourage our employees to dream big, but also give them the freedom and the tools to do so.

Near is looking for a Lead, DevOps Engineer to perform day-to-day activities and to support the company’s data centers, software and applications platforms that service the entire business. It is a demanding role that requires the candidate to be capable of working with cross-functional teams diagnosing complex issues on the various platforms.

The ideal candidate should have strong experience as DevOps/SRE and be able to support the business’s sites, software, and applications. The candidate should also have superior troubleshooting skills and knowledge of monitoring and alerting mechanisms.

A Day in the Life

  • You will lead and guide your team towards developing high quality and optimized deliverables.
  • You will help team with knowledge management and adherence to the organizational guidelines and processes.
  • Manage large scale production environment and mission critical infrastructure.
  • Lead the team to enable Security, Stability, Automation, Scalability, Deployment, Monitoring, Alerting, and ensure maximum availability of Near’s tech infrastructure.
  • Lead the team to manage distributed big data systems composed of Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Flink, Mongo DB, Elastic Search and many more cutting edge technologies/framework.
  • Work closely with Engineering Leadership to ensure that the infrastructure is capable of serving current and future needs.
  • Lead and report health of monitoring systems, dashboards and weekly metrics.
  • Lead and participate with the team in 24×7 support roles on a rotational basis as needed.
  • Lead, Influence, create and contribute to the DevOps/SRE org.

What You Bring to the Role

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.
  • Overall, 6 – 10 years of experience in Development Operations.
  • Strong understanding of Security, Transport and Application layer.
  • Prior experience in Data Centre Ops and Cloud environment (preferably AWS) is beneficial.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Unix operating systems(CentOS preferred), and very good system troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience working with Web, Internet and Load Balancing and Big Data technologies.
  • Good at administration of Big Data ecosystems -Spark, Kafka, Airflow and NoSQL DB’s.
  • Good at monitoring tools such as Nagios, Graphite, Cacti and Ganglia.
  • Experience working with database technologies – Redis, MySQL, Mongo DB.
  • Must have experience in configuration management tools – Puppet, CHEF, fabric, and Ansible.
  • Must have experience in any one of the scripting languages – Python/Ruby/Perl – Python/Ruby is preferred.
  • Experience with Software Engineering Lifecycle, and handle deployments on a large scale.
  • Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools like Jenkins/Nexus/Maven/Ant.
  • Must have exceptional problem solving, analytical and organisation skills with a detail – oriented attitude.
  • Basics of Architecture and Design fundamentals (HLD) will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Security & Networking will be an added advantage.

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