What you’ll be doing...

As a Sr. DevOps Engineer, you will take active role in leading the design and architecture of the Skyward Software Platform to ensure Engineering efficiency and that Skyward’s customers have a great experience using the Platform as they run their drone businesses around the world. You will use a variety of automation and monitoring technologies and tools to architect, build, maintain, and monitor the infrastructure for the Skyward Software Platform. You will provide production support as required including debugging and responding to production issues. You will ensure the infrastructure security meets Skyward policies.


  • Lead and Collaborate with cross functional teams to design and implement application builds, application releases, deployment and configuration tasks.
  • Lead and participate in Application deployment and continuous integration with tools such as Jenkins, Maven, and Bitbucket Pipelines, AWS CodeBuild and CodeDeploy.
  • Manage and operate Kubernetes.
  • Linux server management from the command line and using web-based console tools such as Amazon's AWS console.
  • Develop automation scripts to automate the creation and maintenance of environments.
  • Create and implement monitoring tools and solutions to provide visibility into the infrastructure and application performance.
  • Diagnose complex system problems using dumps, traces, or other diagnostics aids.
  • Diagnose system performance problems using available standard performance tools and system indicators such as queue lengths, CPU utilization, and Datadog.
  • Automate the installation of applications, programs, and system components to minimize customer downtime.
  • Recommend and change system parameters or configuration variables to improve overall system performance and stability.
  • Participate in sprint planning and code review with Agile teams.
  • Look for opportunities for continual improvements in infrastructure and processes.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools.
  • Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing, and deployment.
  • Ensure a scalable process and infrastructure with a focus on high availability.
  • Ensure that infrastructure, operations, and application security standards are enforced.
  • Adapts to changing and evolving business priorities by offering options and constructive ideas on how to achieve the goals given the realities of time and resources.
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Willingness to pitch-in and help others on the team as needed.
  • Provide timely estimates and on-going progress and transparency of work using tools like Jira along with updates in daily stand-ups.
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and best practice with the ability to share those findings with the team.
  • Adhere to the standards of the team while also looking for opportunities to improve on team processes.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of experience with scripting tools and technologies.
  • Four or more of experience as a DevOps Developer.
  • Four or more of experience with Database technologies (Postgres, MySql, Aurora, SQL)
  • Four or more of experience managing AWS environments.
  • Experience with continuous integration application delivery, including provisioning, deployment, testing and version control.
  • Experience developing and implementing automated processes and systems.
  • Experience with Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with Infrastructure automation tooling (Terraform, Packer, Salt/Chef/Puppet, etc.)
  • Experience with Automated Infrastructure Testing (Test Kitchen, InSpec, ServerSpec, etc.)

Even better if you have:

  • A Degree.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team.
  • Aptitude and desire to learn new skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to embrace change and work in an iterative development environment.
  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of the commercial UAS marketplace and customer needs.
  • Experience working in a startup environment.
  • Experience flying drones for business or pleasure.
  • AWS Certification.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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