Devops Engineer

Ultimate Software is seeking a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with a robust and diverse background in Software Engineering, Software Design and Systems Architecture with a focus on automation, reliability, and system integration. The individual will work closely with Engineering, Development, Support and business level teams, strongly emphasizing communication skills at multiple levels of the organization.

This skillset is the core of what it takes to maintain and improve upon highly visible, complex and distributed systems. We encourage an SRE to be creative, think outside the box, challenge current solutions, and collaborate with different teams to reach new levels of success and innovation.

Here at Ultimate Software, we truly put our people first. We strongly believe in teamwork, and we encourage and trust our people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. Ultimate is ranked #1 on Fortune's “Best Places to Work in Technology” for 2018 and #3 on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2018. Ultimate is also ranked #1 on the Fortune’s “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” for 2018 and #3 on its "Best Workplaces for Diversity” list for 2017.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services from conception, to inception, including: system design consulting, and capacity planning
  • Define and implement standards and best practices related to: System Architecture, Deployment, metrics, operational tasks
  • Support services through activities such as monitoring availability, system health, and incident response
  • Improve system performance, application delivery and efficiency through, automation, process refinement, post mortem reviews, and in-depth configuration analysis
  • Engage in Communications across all areas of the organization
Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design.
  • Experience with highly resilient systems as well as anti-fragility design patterns
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with service oriented architectures
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Go, Perl C, C++, Java or Ruby
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls) and networking (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies).
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform Products
  • Ability to multitask and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings / nights on occasion (Participate in on-call rotation)
  • Experience with Configuration Management (Puppet/Chef/Ansible)
  • Ability to lead and work in projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively (listening, presenting and questioning)
  • Positive team participation skills
  • Strong organizational, written and communication skills
(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)

  • BS degree in Computer Science, or a related technical field involving coding (e.g. physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OpenStack
  • Experience with administrating ElasticSearch, Mysql, Mongo, Rabbitmq, Redis, in production environment a PLUS
  • Exposure to writing SQL scripts preferred
  • Experience with Kubernetes, bosh, docker, mesosphere a plus
  • Technical writing
  • Communication
  • Auditing
  • Development Background
Physical Requirements:

  • No unique physical demands are required for this job.
Travel Requirements:

  • Limited Travel upon request (less than 5%)


This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Ultimate Software will reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other appropriate statutes.


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