Lead Devops Engineer

Forcepoint Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people's intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people's intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Job Description

Forcepoint is looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to join the Business Unit Infrastructure team. This candidate will be required to oversee day-to-day operations of the team including communicating effectively to management and stakeholders. This individual will gather tasks and requirements from management and the business stakeholders to guide the team to project completion. Will be required to report status to management as well as provide guidance and support to the other team members daily. This individual must be versed with cloud native technologies along with strong experience in core systems engineering skills. You will support the existing global Data Center footprint and help build and integrate new systems into the public cloud. This senior resource must have experience with DevOps, CI/CD, and Agile methodologies to facilitate the transition to and from a hybrid Cloud platform. The candidate has multiple years of experience and highly skilled in monitoring and troubleshooting systems at scale. The successful candidate is customer focused, a self-starter, able and willing to work with geo-dispersed teams. This role will also be responsible for mentoring less-experienced staff.

Essential Functions

  • Foster a culture of open communications by encouraging and motiving team members

  • Enable team members for projects success through mentorship and training

  • Define team goals and monitor performance through reports and metrics

  • Defining deadlines and delegating tasks

  • Partner with the business units to understand requirements and provide enterprise class solutions

  • Develop, publish, and implement technology lifecycle roadmap for hardware and systems portfolio

  • Publish and implement operational standards for all Cloud infrastructure and services

  • Lead development, documentation, and operationalization of system processes to enhance service delivery outcomes across the organization

  • Responsible for the availability, performance, monitoring, and capacity planning of the Cloud infrastructure

  • Create tooling and automation to continuously improve operational reliability of the on-prem and hybrid cloud infrastructure

  • Participate in incident, change, and problem management

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with Linux systems and cloud native technologies such as, but not limited to, Apache Kafka, Spark, Docker, and Kubernetes

  • Closely partner with Engineering, Sales, and Technical Support teams to drive resolution of critical issues

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience related to Information Technology

  • 2-3 years experience as a Team Lead or Supervisor

  • 5 yrs. Dev Ops experience

  • Deep experience in the design and deployment of Public Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, OVH)

  • Expertise in Windows/Linux (Server 2012/2016/RHEL/CentOS). Industry certifications a plus

  • Expertise in virtualization technologies (VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V/KVM). Industry certifications a plus

  • Proficient and self-reliant in at least one modern scripting or programming language such as C, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Python and Go

  • Deep experience with infrastructure automation, such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible

  • Hands-on experience with core operations systems such as DNS, LDAP and NTP

  • Hands-on experience with core internet protocols such as HTTP, SSL, SMTP

  • Hands-on experience with containers and containers management such as Dockers, Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS

  • Understanding of services at scale in large networks

  • Familiar with mission-critical databases, particularly PostgreSQL, MySQL

  • Familiar with Cloud native databases

  • Familiar with Flask framework

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