Kubernetes Engineer

Applied Systems, Inc. University Park , IL 60484

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description:

Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for Kubernetes Engineer to join our Cloud Services team. In this role, you will be responsible for deploying Kubernetes, and supporting Docker containers in a cloud Linux/VMware environment. You will be responsible for using scripting and configuration management tools to automate the provisioning of new servers, recovery from critical events, and version control. You will define monitoring points and key performance metrics for alerting on critical infrastructure, and respond to escalated issues when required. Additional responsibilities include systems configurations, security, and supporting multiple teams in our environment (Software Development, QA, Tech Support, etc.).

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing

  • Documenting standardized processes for system deployment and management

  • Work closely with Software Development & Operations teams to provide fully automated deployment routines for production

  • Monitoring system activity and tuning system parameters for optimal performance, configuring communications with other platforms/networks, configuring/managing system security, and maintaining current release levels and patch revision

  • Work across functional (development, testing, deployment, systems/ infrastructure) and project teams to ensure continuous operation of all environments

  • Manage and maintain tools to automate operational processes

  • Work to continuously improve speed, efficiency and scalability of our systems and environments

  • Work directly with Agile Development teams to provide daily support aligned with a model of CI/CD

  • Build and maintain appropriate log gathering, system monitoring, and reporting infrastructures


  • 4+ years of experience in Linux administration, and VMware/vSphere in an AWS, Google Platform Cloud, Azure environment, or large scale private cloud environment

  • Experience building and implementing Kubernetes infrastructure in a large enterprise environment

  • Experience within configuration/provisioning tools such as Chef, Salt, Puppet, or Ansible

  • Strong scripting experience in languages such as Perl, Ruby, Python, or Bash

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills for our Agile environment

  • Demonstrated experience with any of the following an asset:

  • Knowledge of build automation and CI/CD processes and tools such as Git and Bitbucket

  • Experience in messaging technologies such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, etc.

Make a Difference Every Day with Team AppliedThe people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most. With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world. Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

Corporate ProfileApplied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company's software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,600 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.

Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems. In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible "Dress for your Day" casual dress code, and an open communication policy. The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.

Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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