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Lead DevOps Engineer

2 months ago

Who we are?

Here at Focused Labs, we are a small, select, software development team that wants to improve the world of software engineering through excellence. We take a unique approach to deliver products to market quickly while meeting the business and customer needs of our clients.

Our values:

  • Listen first -we are experts when it comes to software, but life-long learners in the domain of our customers. We listen, collaborate, and iterate closely with our clients.
  • Learn why -we are deeply invested in the outcomes of our clients and apply our expertise to make wise technology decisions with them.
  • Love your craft -we love programming and the craft of software engineering.

What would you be doing?

  • Help us build a devops practice internally and in collaboration with our clients.
  • Design and architect modern cloud infrastructure with Kubernetes or other container orchestration platforms.
  • Set up automation/configuration management using CDK, Terraform, Ansible, or other infrastructure as code tools.
  • Collaborate closely with customers to solve problems that are core to their business and build an impactful product.
  • Pair program with teammates and clients to build software and continuously grow together.
  • Master the right tools for the problems at hand. We do what is right for our clients and what makes us effective.
  • Collaborate and learn from teammates who are just as excited about software as you are.
  • Write lots of code.

Why are we excited about you?

  • You have hands on experience working with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) tools and platforms available across AWS and GCP.
  • You’ve used operational monitoring tools like Prometheus, Grafana, CloudWatch, LogDNA, etc.
  • You are familiar with git and other version control tools.
  • You are open and up for a challenge, you are a problem solver, and you are excited to work in all levels of the tech stack.
  • You have experience and opinions in at least one full tech stack and are interested in becoming fluent across multiple tech stacks.
  • You value collaboration as a core tool for finding pragmatic and simple solutions to complex real-world problems.
  • You are always learning, always improving, and are interested in helping others do the same.
  • You are comfortable working with non-technical stakeholders and are comfortable participating in daily meetings with clients.

If you had worked at Focused Labs over the last 3 months you may have:

  • Paired with a teammate to build an e-commerce purchase flow
  • Started a new project using Kotlin, Rails, Vue, React, or Node!
  • Worked with a client to prioritize their backlog for MVP
  • Deployed a Kubernetes cluster and applications to it
  • Integrated with GM OnStar to remotely control a vehicle
  • Helped our company define a Parental Leave Policy
  • Played Codenames with the team over happy hour
  • Written this job req

What to know before you apply: 

  • Fo

    cused Labs is open to remote employees.

  • Focused Labs is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of the employment Visa process at this time.

We believe employees should be paid fairly and equitably. Salary ranges may vary depending on your location and previous experience. Chicago and Denver salary ranges for this role are: $150,000 - $200,000.

Benefits

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    Work Where You Are

    ... But with a nicer setup. Everyone on our team is reimbursed up to $1,000 to kit out a comfortable home office.

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    Collaborate in Real-Time

    We all keep Focused Hours — 8:30 to 5:30 Central — so you're always working directly with your team.

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    Continuous Feedback

    We don’t do annual reviews for the same reason we don’t release software once a year. We reward good work when it happens.

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    Honest Compensation

    Our salary ranges are transparent and raises are discussed when you earn them, so everyone gets fair pay.

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    $401K Matching Today

    We match 100% of your contributions for the first 3% of your salary and 50% for the next 2%, vesting immediately.

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    Focus on Health

    We offer competitive health (BCBS), dental (Guardian) and vision (Beam), plus a $250 annual wellness allowance.

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    Take Your Time

    21 vacation days, 5 sick days — enough time away to really like it when you're here.

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    Parental Leave

    Everyone gets 12 weeks of fully paid leave to welcome new family members — and a structured welcome back to work.

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171 N Aberdeen St
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
(708) 303-8088

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