Cloud Reliability Engineer

Ultimate Software is looking for a Cloud Engineer to work as part of a team that will primarily focus on logging and monitoring utilizing open source technologies and software.

Ultimate is ranked #1 in FORTUNE’s Best Places to Work in Technology for 2016 and #15 for 100 “Best Places to Work For in 2016.” This is the 5th year in a row we have been ranked on FORTUNE’s list. We were #21 in 2015, #20 in 2014, and #9 in 2013. Ultimate is also ranked #5 on the inaugural list of “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” and #8 on Forbes magazine’s 2016 list of the “Most Innovative Growth Companies.”

Primary Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Developing, scaling, and maintaining the deployment and configuration of open source technologies such as ELK, Sensu, Chef, InfluxDB, and Grafana.
  • Automate the management and deployment of cloud computing infrastructure.
  • Develop scripts to perform repeated functions and identify trends for automatic remediation of events.
  • Develop and implement tools and techniques to continuously improve Ultimate Software’s growing infrastructure.
  • Proactive monitoring of production systems with a sense of urgency when issues arise; environment consists of several thousand production systems and nodes.


  • Strong Linux administration experience.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef, Salt, or Ansible.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or Ruby.
  • Familiar with RDBMS and NoSQL including MS SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, etc.
  • Familiar with open source concepts and technologies.
  • Develop scripts to perform repeated functions and identified trends for automatic remediation of events.
  • Ideal candidate has experience working in enterprise virtual environment.
  • Candidate should be familiar with common Cmdlets for managing registry, services, event logs, and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
  • Strong scripting experience and be comfortable using PowerShell to build custom tools and utilities, manipulate application objects, and evoke SQL commands.
  • Ability to multitask and adapt quickly to emerging technologies
  • Process and procedure driven
  • Has solid, analytical thought process in response to challenges or problems.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively and able to operate in a fast-paced, intensely deadline-oriented work environment
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment and partner effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively (listening, presenting, and questioning)
  • Ability to be flexible in a negotiating environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Positive team participation skills
  • Strong organizational, written, and communication skills.


  • A.S./B.S. in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or related field preferred.
  • 5+ Years Experience in Open Source technologies.
  • 2+ Years Experience in Windows environments.
  • 2+ Years Experience in Linux environments.

Travel Requirement:

  • Limited Travel upon request.

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