Lead Devops Engineer

Number of employees

1010

Houston, TX, USA, United States

Posted on: 2024-01-24

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The Lead DevOps Engineer will perform as a member of a dynamic software engineering team developing cutting edge energy storage software products.   Fluence's Devops organization is first and foremost a service team that builds infrastructure, tools, best practices, and procedures to help our software engineering organization execute quickly, securely, and efficiently.  The Lead DevOps Engineer will be empowered to identify and drive opportunities to improve these areas so that we can scale to meet our company's growth.  They will help architect, engineer, and support our AWS cloud-based platform.  They will report to the Director of Devops and Cybersecurity and lead a global team of contractors and FTEs.  The role is hybrid in that you must be available to come into the Houston office as needed.

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

What does the ideal candidate look like?

  • The candidate will have a background B.S. degree ideally in a Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 7+ years experience in a DevOps, Platform Engineering, or Site Reliability Engineering role.
  • 5+ years experience in Linux
  • 2+ years experience as a team lead
  • SaaS, B2B, or B2C customer facing product experience in live production environments, in both designing, engineering, deployment, and long term management.
  • Experience with general programming/scripting languages, Python and Bash/Shell at a minimum, and additional languages like Java/Javascript/Ruby a bonus.  Past development experience is great!
  • Have built Docker containers and have experience troubleshooting Dockerfile issues.  Have worked with container based microservices extensively.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code and Automation frameworks, specifically Ansible and Terraform.  Must have experience in development of custom plug-ins, collections, modules, etc.
  • Deep understanding of all core Git concepts and terminology.  
  • Embrace Gitops
  • Strong AWS Cloud expertise with secure multi-account structures, RBAC, networking across VPCs, EKS, ECR, serverless, Aurora, Guardduty, Cloudtrail, SNS, SQS, and S3.  
  • Have built CICD Pipelines in a cloud environment and can explain how you did it.  Strong experience troubleshooting as well as optimizing pipelines.  
  • Integration of code quality tools such as SonarQube.
  • Workflow and Collaboration tooling such as JIRA, Confluence, and Slack.
  • Experience with monitoring/alerting on complex systems using modern tools such as Datadog, New Relic, and similar.
  • Ability to quickly understand, learn and implement new system designs, new technologies, and functional components of software systems in a professional environment.
  • Able to build solid relationships within as well as consensus across multiple teams on environment strategies of build and release process.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  Must have extensive experience in large audience presentations, creating and delivering training, and writing technical documentation. Comfortable explaining complex topics to a broad audience.
  • Kubernetes experience - have built your own clusters, understand what manifests are, PVCs, daemonsets, ingress controllers, etc., and have extensive experience working on live clusters.
  • Experience building highly resilient fault tolerant self-healing architectures.  Preferably you designed them.
  • Nice to haves:
  • Database experience - have worked with and troubleshot database structures, data issues, and ETLs, preferably Postgres and DocumentDB
  • Compliance work experience (SOC2/ISO27001/NIST)
  • Experience managing implementing Single Sign-On, access control, and identity management tools such as Okta and Auth0
  • AWS Cloud Architect certifications
  • Past development experience in a microservices based environment
  • Patch management experience
  • • Have worked in the energy sector
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