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AWS Cloud / DevOps Engineer

Type: Full-time

Location: GTA

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JMIR Publications, a small but rapidly growing publisher of peer-reviewed STM journals with an emphasis on medicine, health, and technology titles, is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated Full-Stack Developers. We are a rapidly growing open access publisher (Growth500 company - one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada) with a strong social mission: To transform scholarly communication, and to make health and medical information available to people when they need it. While our primary users and clients are academic authors and researchers, we are increasingly developing innovative products and services for other user groups such as patients and consumers.

We are looking to hire a talented AWS Cloud / DevOps Engineer to join our engineering team. If you are an enthusiastic, self-motivated designer who loves to mentor and lead a group of developers and wants to make an impact with us - we would love to connect with you!

Your Impact:

  • You own and represent the services and tools everyone needs to be successful in the organization and help build five 9s capability

  • Champion DevOps adoption and ensure best practice are followed and ensure no developers are left behind

  • Analyze and troubleshoot complex technical support incidents and problems in our AWS infrastructure

  • Ensuring overall team product development delivery is successful and on time

  • Coaching and guiding app teams to leverage the pipelines and automated tests to their fullest potential

  • Delegating and orchestrating tasks and managing dependencies

  • Supporting leadership as they define and drive technical vision and decisions

  • With defence in-depth, you keep our systems, people, infrastructure, and data safe

  • Mentor and review, holding up the highest standards for rigorously tested and secure systems

  • Enthusiasm for constant improvement within your team and beyond with the desire to leverage your hard-earned skills and teach them to others

Your Background

  • Passion for performance and speed on all technology levels for the best user experience

  • Ability to forecast needs and be two steps ahead of the teams

  • Certification in Amazon Web Services

  • Excellent communication of complex ideas clearly and thrive in a fast Agile environment

  • Delegate, orchestrate tasks and manage dependencies to maintain our digital security

  • Collaborate with other leaders to align towards common goals and unlock your team’s potential with all the resources they need like computing systems, developments tools, and excellent communications

  • Support leadership to help define and drive technical vision and decision and milestones

  • Bridge communications between multiple areas across products, technologies, development, QA, support, and infrastructure

  • Develop and implement plans for acquisition and maintenance of software and hardware

  • Desire to grow technology skills

  • Monitoring of IT infrastructure and on-call support as required and remediation of helpdesk requests and IT incidents

  • Proactively assesses potential items of risk and opportunities of vulnerability in the network

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Your Technical Skills:

  • 5 years of experience in AWS

  • Scripting skills in Python, bash, Terraform, or CloudFormation

  • Knowledge of build processes for various technologies like npm, maven, MSBuild, or Rancher

  • Experience testing the performance, stability, and security of mission-critical systems

  • Solid knowledge of information security principles and practices and AWS Security and Best Practices

  • Experience with Data Backup and Recovery Time Objective implementation

  • Infrastructure Cloud Migration Experience

  • Develop CI/CD DevOps pipelines using python, groovy, GitHub, Jenkins or UrbanCodeDeploy

  • Experience with Containerization or Cloud Native like OpenShift, Kubernetes, EKS/GKE, ECS, Docker

  • Proficiency in source code management with Git.

  • Experience with Amazon AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, EBS, EFS, SQS, Route53, Elasticache) 3 years

Our Core Technologies:

  • Amazon AWS (Comprehend, Aurora, EC2, RDS, S3, SQS, Route53, ElastiCache, and more), Docker, Kubernetes, Tensorflow, Python, Node.js, Vue.js, React, SageMaker, Rancher

  • Linux, SSL, VPN, IPSec, TCP/IP, MySQL

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to be part of a dynamic, high-performance team where you can develop and advance your career in a fast-growing organization with no micromanaging

  • An extremely competitive salary based on experience

  • A fantastic place to work and grow your career with mentoring, support, and talented people who excel at what they do

  • A focus on meaningful work and cutting-edge technology that drives your professional development

  • A culture of transparency where your team members are part of meaningful conversations

  • Great tools, technology, hardware, and support so you can unleash your best and be proud of your impact

Great Benefits:

  • Extensive 100% employer-paid insurance benefits - Extended Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Care, and Life Insurance for you and your family with nothing taken off your pay cheque

  • Beautiful new office space near the Toronto Harbourfront

  • Great atmosphere with great people to work with

  • Excellent company events

  • Free snacks and beverages

  • Casual dress

  • Flexible working hours around our core hours

  • Work remotely temporarily during COVID-19

Our Application Process:

To keep our candidates safe, JMIR Publications is hiring and on-boarding 100% remotely with all employees working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JMIR Publications is an equal opportunity employer.

We wish to thank all those who apply. Our team will contact individuals whose skills and experience most closely match our requirements.

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