Senior DevOps Engineer
Employer: Meredith Corporation Job Posted: 1/29/2020
Location: Des Moines, IA Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

The Senior DevOps Engineer serves as a subject matter expert and works with the Editorial Operations/Content Systems team to provide IT solutions that meet or exceed functional expectations for Editorial and Production Systems in the company.

The position:

• Ensure that systems are performing efficiently, securely, and in a manner consistent with Meredith standards, policies, and best practices.
• Owns the responsibility for the technical functionality of IT systems and platforms.
• Collaborates with ancillary IT teams to maximize performance and optimize cost effectiveness of technical infrastructure.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and work with the team in identifying process improvement opportunities.
• Maintain and support systems to ensure maximum uptime.
• Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Essential Job Functions
50% -

• Design, Development, Support, Maintenance, Integration and Implementation
• Design, implement, test, document, and maintain system integration solutions to systems or subsystems
• Analyze service architecture, metrics/thresholds, and make recommendations to maximize system performance
• Ongoing enhancement to the core solutions we oversee by creating new or modifying existing software applications, scripts, plug-ins or other tools
• Creates and assists application design through research and technical review.
• Work with vendors to build and configure servers in a development, test and production environments
• Install software and web applications running on different OS and web servers
• Write/modify scripts to automate application tasks as well as other operational initiatives
• Ensure proper monitoring for all systems
• Duties include troubleshooting, performance tuning and security compliance updates
• Design, execute and coordinate production migrations, updates, and operational initiatives
• Document systems architecture, infrastructure and procedures
• Defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system or subsystem
• Familiar with disaster recovery and high availability requirements
• Acts as Team Lead when necessary
• 35% -

Support and Maintenance

• Provides technical support for all solutions under our department oversight
• Prompt interaction with Help Desk in response to critical outages
• Monitor the environment to ensure systems uptime
• Writing software and building automation to prevent problem recurrence
• Update production scripts and other automated tools to adjust to changing business needs
• 15% -

Team Work

• Participate in a strong team work atmosphere
• Clear communication and documentation to eliminate specialization of knowledge whenever possible to ensure business continuity
• Back-up to team members for vacation / absence

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or similar related field or equivalent training and/or experience.


• Minimum 5 years experience in technology implementation, architecture, systems admin, systems maintenance, users support and analysis.
• 4+ years of experience in one or more languages (Java, PHP, Node.js, Perl, Python)
• 4+ years experience in server-based applications (preferably including Digital Asset Management systems and workflow systems)

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to adapt to quality methodologies in work environment
• Work with systems vendor/integrators for software deployment and solutions API
• Troubleshooting experience tracking down performance, load, networking, I/O utilization, and bugs
• Knowledge of the WoodWing Enterprise solutions a plus
• Expert knowledge of the MacOS desktop environment
• Must have strong scripting skills to support desktop and server automation such as Bash, JavaScript, AppleScript
• Experience with virtual machine technology, load balancing, and fault tolerant architectures
• Familiar with Active Directory, LDAP, and SSO implementations
• Create visual flow charts using tools such as OmniGraffle or similar
• Performance monitoring and tuning of server applications
• Knowledge of Linux/Unix command line tools
• Highly responsible, self disciplined, self managed, self motivated
• Meticulous attention to detail and excellent software/hardware troubleshooting skills
• Passion to understand, learn, and dissect new technologies quickly on your own
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience using the Adobe Creative Cloud a plus (Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat Pro)
• Experience supporting environments in AWS a plus (S3, EC2, ELB)
• Experience supporting WoodWing Enterprise, Elvis, or Dalim ES a plus
• % Travel Required (Approximate): 5%

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