Software Engineer, Cloud Platform Operations (DevOps)

Ultimate Software is looking for a Software Cloud DevOps Engineer to lead our team in the configuration development of our own private cloud's Infrastructure and Platform Services. These services are being built out on the Linux platform, leveraging Chef and Openstack. This DevOps Engineering will be partnered with the Application's Agile development teams to assure smooth integration across the entire Architecture. You will collaborate directly with Team Leads and Software engineers to research, design and prototype solutions, ensuring that they align with Ultimate Software guidelines and industry best practices. In addition, the DevOps Engineer will communicate and mentor teams on best practices and guidelines.

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Primary Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)

A Day In The Life:

  • Start your day off right by meeting with your teammates to make sure that yesterday's challenges are today's wins!
  • Get together with your Business Analysts, User Experience leads and Quality Assurance Engineers at the story kickoff meeting to make sure the code you write is building the software that you want to use
  • Want to talk shop? The tech standup is the place to do it where you meet with your fellow engineers and platform leads to make sure your code is using the latest and greatest practices and patterns
  • After lunch, head on over to a design meeting where you are working with the analysts and fellow engineers to determine what the code and product will look like just a few months from now
  • The team only gets stronger at monthly/quarterly retrospective meetings where your small ideas can have a big impact on how your teams days are going
  • When the day is over, by using our internal communication portal, Ulti Home, you plan on playing poker, volunteering, or going on a run with other Ulti Peeps!


  • Experience with at least one statically typed language (e.g. Java / Golang), this is required.
  • Experience with at least one dynamically typed language (e.g. Javascript / Ruby / Python), this is required.
  • Experience using or developing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) applications (e.g. Cloud Foundry, Heroku, etc) is required
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) applications (e.g. OpenStack, vSphere, Amazon Web Services, etc)
  • Experience developing in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application environment is a plus
  • Experience with RDBMS and NoSQL including MS SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, etc. is required
  • Experience with distributed version control and its workflows
  • Relevant Knowledge of OOP design and patterns
  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Multiple years of experience in web technologies utilizing Microservices, SOA patterns and REST is a plus
  • Experience in some open source projects is a plus
  • Experience with at least one SCM technology is a plus
  • Familiarity with container technologies (e.g. Docker) is a plus
  • Experience with Message queues (e.g. RabbitMQ) is a plus
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and be passionate about it, is a MUST
  • Being a great team player, is a MUST
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, is a MUST

Education/Certification/License: A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or a related field is a plus

Travel Requirement: Limited travel upon request

This job description has been written 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 employees assigned to this job.

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