The person we are looking for
You will have some years of commercial experience in computing, either in ops or in development. You will be using Linux as your server OS of choice, but to be fair you’ll use whatever works. You can code.
If you are currently in ops, from day one you have scripted your admin tasks, so you are comfortable talking about your code with a developer. You probably started out on bash, but nowadays you use something more powerful like Python (or preferably Ruby) because bash just doesn’t cut it anymore. If you are currently a developer, infrastructure excites you and DevOps seems like an interesting new playground. You enjoy learning different programming languages and are not afraid of trying something new.
You have a lot of experience with AWS and also dabble with other tech like containerisation. You don't rack servers, but you’ll help the Service Desk guy carry those boxes because he’s an awesome guy and, well, why wouldn’t you?
Although you enjoy working by yourself (just getting things done) you are happier when working with your teammates, solving complex business-critical problems. Your teammates often become your friends, because they have similar interests to you, and you respect their contribution to the group. You get excited when someone can teach you something new. You get excited when someone near you succeeds, especially if you had a little something to do with it.
· Amazon EC2, RDS, ELB, Autoscaling, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, Kinesis
· Logentries (soon to become ELK or EKK)