DevOps & Infrastructure Engineer

Engineering
Boston, MA

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<p>&nbsp;</p> <h1>DevOps &amp; Infrastructure Engineer at DevEx Team&nbsp;</h1> <p>Waltham, MA--Hybrid</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>NEXT’s mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive. We’re doing that by building the only technology-led, full-stack provider of small business insurance in the industry, taking on the entire value chain and transforming the customer experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Simply put, wherever you find small businesses, you’ll find NEXT.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Since 2016, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of small business customers across the United States get fast, customized and affordable coverage. We’re backed by industry leaders in insurance and tech, and we still have room to grow — that’s where you come in.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Great developer experience is a major goal for our engineering. We believe that the development environment, CI/CD tools, monitoring solution and all the other tools our developers use on a daily basis should provide them with the best overall experience. Those tools should support their efforts to focus on providing real value to our customers and to our business. And yes - make them happy to be a part of Next Engineering.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a Platform Engineer at Next, you will not only be optimizing the developer experience for our US developers but also play a crucial role in building the foundational elements of our Developer Experience (Devex) team in the United States. You will be instrumental in shaping the future of our entire platform engineering group, setting standards and practices that will drive our business value delivery multiple times a day through an advanced CI/CD environment.</p> <p>Using a wide variety of advanced technologies and tools, programming languages and cloud services, you will help us understand the challenges our developers face, then plan and execute projects that will improve the developers day to day, with an emphasis on self-serve tools.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Together with the team, you will also create and maintain all the underlying infrastructure required for the tools and services that serve our developers, using technologies such as Kubernetes, Terraform and a variety of AWS services.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you are a great engineer, who gravitates towards improving the environment of the developers you work with, and often thinks about the next thing you can do to increase the velocity of your team members - this is your chance to focus on this vastly growing field in the entire industry and dramatically increase the impact you do on the organization you work for!</p> <p>Requirements:</p> <ul> <li>At least 3-5 years of experience as a SW developer in a modern engineering organization, working in a cloud environment and delivering multiple times a day to production</li> <li>At least 2-3 years of experience as a Cloud/Devops/Platform-Engineer in a cloud oriented organization, with a deep knowledge in Cloud and Infrastructure-As-Code concepts</li> <li>B.Sc. in Computer Science or equivalent</li> <li>Must possess strong leadership and ownership capabilities, and have the ability to work independently</li> <li>Must be a people person, accessible, be a proficient problem solver, which quickly adapt to new technologies</li> <li>Experience with Java/Kotlin/Javascript/Python</li> <li>Understanding in Kubernetes &amp; Containers - a major advantage</li> <li>Proven record of initiating, designing and implementing projects that focus on improving development processes and developer experience in general</li> <li>Deep understanding of CI/CD methodologies with a hands-on development experience of Jenkins pipelines</li> <li>Familiarity with observability tools - monitoring, logging, tracing - a major advantage</li> <li>Knowledge in build tools, e.g. Maven/Gradle/npm&nbsp; - an advantage</li> <li>Familiarity with software test methodologies and tools&nbsp; - an advantage</li> <li>Experience with Internal Developer Portal/Platform and self serve tools (e.g. Backstage) - a major advantage</li> </ul><div class="content-pay-transparency"><div class="pay-input"><div class="description"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position in the location(s) listed. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including, without limitation, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. NEXT employees are eligible to participate in our equity incentive program and will also receive our benefits package, consisting of our partially subsidized medical plan, fully subsidized vision/dental options, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), flexible paid time off, parental leave and more.</span></p></div><div class="title">US annual base salary range for this full-time position: </div><div class="pay-range"><span>$130,000</span><span class="divider">&mdash;</span><span>$160,000 USD</span></div></div></div><div class="content-conclusion"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some underrepresented people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NEXT, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.</span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">One of our core values is 'Play as a Team'; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Next's policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. </span></em></p></div>
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