Senior DevOps Engineer (Santa Monica, CA)

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Senior DevOps Engineer (Santa Monica, CA)

Cornerstone is a global SaaS provider that services thousands of enterprise customers around the world supporting a 30 million+ user base and growing. We are looking for the "best of the best" in the systems engineering industry to support our ever-expanding infrastructure base across multiple geographically distributed datacenters on-premise and in the cloud around the world. Sound exciting? In this role you will act as the highest level of infrastructure engineering for all of Cornerstone's production systems and services achieving levels of efficiency and productivity heads above the rest through the use of various tools, processes, and frameworks collaborating with some of the best technical minds in the industry, and contributing to one of the best culture's in the industry. If you are the type of person that submits a pull request to an open source project because you hit a bug while architecting a solution, then you are our type of engineer. Think it is too good to be true? Trust us, it's true.

We see this as an exciting opportunity for someone who is an expert in the industry, have been successfully implementing a working CD & CI solution and believe in automation. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Systems Engineering, this position will work closely with the Software Development organizations in support of our state-of-the-art 24/7/365 production SaaS service offering. This critical position provides great visibility and individual growth potential for an ambitious IT professional, but also requires proven experience with exponential growth on a global scale.

In this role you will…

  • Enable Dev and Ops to build and deploy our applications from code to production and internal environments using our infrastructure
  • Work with your team members and peer groups to deploy continuous deployments, continuous integration, automate machine provisioning and compliance work in a fast-paced SaaS environment, guaranteeing uptime levels that exceed 99.9%+
  • Standardize, automate and document setup of development and production environments
  • Own and drive improvements to our build and release scripts, tools, and processes
  • Help define best practices for source control, continuous integration, automated testing and release management
  • Collaborate with peers on work estimation/planning and implementation of new versions/features of tools
  • Build tools for internal use to support software engineering best practices
  • Bring new automation technologies to improve the velocity and quality of our engineering efforts

You've got what it takes if you have…

  • Multifaceted enterprise infrastructure engineering talent - Eat, live, and breathe continuous delivery and process automation
  • Must be capable of meeting in the middle between operations and development, have an overwhelming need to conquer the world one bit at a time, and not afraid to reach new levels of awesomeness
  • Collaborative team player that is excited to work alongside some of the most talented resources in all of Northern and Southern California, maybe even the world – we are that ambitious
  • Multiple years working for enterprise corporations, preferably SaaS, in highly efficient and dynamic teams, using different hardware and software platforms
  • Proven experience in successful implementation of CD and CI in a SaaS environment
  • Solid experience working with different package management solutions
  • Solid experience with Linux and Windows infrastructure; OS, networking, sysadmin
  • Team player intensely focused on contributing to our culture and making the world a better place to live
  • In-depth automation experience using configuration management tools, such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Vagrant, Packer, and Docker
  • Strong Python coding/scripting skills (other scripting language may be considered)
  • Strong experience in specifically DevOps role - meaning supporting developers by providing infrastructure, maintaining CI/CD systems, etc.
  • Proven experience architecting infrastructure in AWS using native tools such as CloudFormation and ECS or third-party tools in the Hashicorp suite
  • Experience with a CI systems, such as Jenkins, Bamboo, or Team City
  • Familiarity with one or more of these technologies: GitHub, Jenkins, Maven, Chef, Jira.
  • Extensive experience with Linux and Unix platforms
  • Experience with application performance monitoring tools such as New Relic, Datadog, or AppDynamics
  • Possess a solid understanding of both network and systems security
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work toward task completion
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Extra dose of awesomeness if you have…

  • Familiarity with Hadoop technology

Our Culture:

Our mission is to empower people, businesses and communities. A culture created less by what we do and more by who we are. When people are asked to describe the team, the answer is always the same: Smart, Cool, Dependable, and Visionary. We are not a typical tech company (even with our free massages, yoga studio, arcade, movie theatre, free breakfast and generous stock units), because, well, our employees aren't your typical techies...

We're always on the lookout for new, curious and capable people who can help us achieve our goal. So if you want to work for a friendly, global and innovative company, we'd love to meet you! What are you waiting for?

What We Do:

Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) helps organizations to recruit, train and manage their people. We work with hundreds of the world's largest companies—from Walgreens and Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Deutsche Post DHL and Xerox—and thousands of smaller ones to help them engage their workforces and empower their people. Our software impacts every aspect of the employee experience, helping people to make their best work even better – which ultimately translates into greater business results.

Our software and services are in use by over 33.5 million people in 192 countries and in 43 languages.

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Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental commitment at Cornerstone OnDemand. All qualified applicants are given consideration regardless of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class as provided in applicable Federal, State, or Local fair employment laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at


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