: DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer
Skyhook Boston, MA 


Skyhook’s DevOps team is dedicated to building, evolving and operating dynamic, secure and resilient systems at scale.  Our team members participate in the entire service lifecycle -- from design through the development and testing process to production support and operations.  Our goal is to leverage best-in-class development techniques to operational tasks.


  • Serve as an advocate for quality practices including the development of automated testing to improve business processes
  • Act as a critical part of a multi-team effort to deliver, manage and maintain configuration automation to meet business needs
  • Create and maintain configuration standards for software and infrastructure
  • Manage CI & CD tools and pipeline as a partner to development and QA teams
  • Develop and socialize operational standards for teams throughout engineering
  • Recommend, develop and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, configuration management and security
  • Oversight of critical incident and major system escalations from initiation to resolution
  • Create mechanisms/architectures that enable fault tolerance and rapid recovery from failure
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Create and maintain configuration standards for software and infrastructure


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in an operational environment, preferred

Technical Requirements

  • Experience with Linux (Redhat/Centos preferred), Windows and Mac platforms
  • Experience in network and server engineering
  • Experience with automation/configuration management such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet or equivalent
  • Experience with workflow data pipeline management services such as Airflow and/or Luigi
  • Strong competency with cloud providers such as AWS (preferred), Google and/or Azure
  • Demonstrated experience installing, operating and troubleshooting a variety of open source technologies
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases
  • Practical experience developing software or meeting operational needs with code and scripting (Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby, or Java)
  • Experience with software quality principles and associated tools for testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of CI & CD practices and supporting tools (Jenkins, Bamboo or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience in documenting, designing and re-designing process in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with PaaS technologies such as containers, container orchestration and scheduling, service registration / discovery and monitoring (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)

Technical Nice to Haves

  • Experience with automation in dynamic environments such as IaaS and PaaS
  • Experience with IaaS technologies such as OpenStack


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Skyhook is dedicated to inventing and reinventing location. And the innovation in our technology is rivaled only by the innovation of our culture. Our offices in Boston, MA and Wayne, PA are filled with Idea Paint, standing desks, bean bag chairs, crowd-controlled Sonos radio and a world class snack selection. If you love location services and data and are fanatical about improving user experiences, we want to talk to you! If you are looking for a place where you are valued not just based on what you accomplish but also how you accomplish it, then you should consider joining us!