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Principal DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

The Infrastructure team is responsible for the platform, tools, and infrastructure supporting Avant's customer-facing products. As a team member, you will be developing tools to create and maintain cloud infrastructure, automate the management of complex service-oriented applications, and develop frameworks to ensure the Avant platform's stability and scalability.

What you do

  • Design, develop, and deploy infrastructure solutions using modern cloud technologies (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud Platform).

  • Implement automation and orchestration tools to streamline provisioning, deployment, and management of infrastructure and services.

  • Collaborate with software engineering teams to design scalable and resilient architectures for applications/services.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot platform performance issues, ensuring high availability and optimal resource utilization.

  • Continuously optimize infrastructure and processes to improve reliability, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in platform engineering, incorporating new technologies and methodologies as appropriate.

Why you're a fit

  • Strong development experience in a modern programming language: E.g., Python, Ruby, Go, or Bash.

  • Proven experience in platform engineering or a related role, with a strong understanding of cloud computing concepts and technologies.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Experience creating and working with containers and leveraging container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes and technologies such as Karpenter, KEDA.

  • Experience building and managing highly available public cloud infrastructure and services.

  • Experience with standard infrastructure-as-code provisioning and configuration management tools.

  • Experience supporting relational and non-relational databases, messages busses, caching services, and other data persistence tools.

  • Experience developing CI/CD workflows, GitHub Actions.

  • Experience with migrating services and workflows to new platforms

  • Familiarity with standard monitoring, logging, and observability platforms, we use Datadog, Sentry.

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services, Terraform, Helm, Vault, Ansible, Spacelift

  • Experience with Databricks for data engineering and analytics tasks.

  • Familiarity with Airflow for orchestrating complex data workflows.

  • Solid understanding of networking concepts, security best practices, and containerization technologies.

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.