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Senior DevOps Engineer I (Bentonville, Northwest Arkansas, or remote)

Posted: 02/22/2023

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Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud-based SaaS distributor, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and  high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best. 
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life.

No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment. 

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.  

This posting is for a potential future opening; the DevOps team hires regularly.
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Position Summary:

The Senior DevOps Engineer I contributes to the architecture, development, automation, testing, and maintenance of our software infrastructure. They work together with technical leadership and all Engineering teams to solve exciting challenges as we grow. The Senior Engineer uses tools and frameworks such as docker containers, Kubernetes (EKS), Helm, GitHub Actions, Terraform and other cloud native technologies to move from a centralized monolith to a distributed microservice ecosystem. They advance our CI/CD capabilities so that we can deliver value to the business at an ever-increasing rate while focusing on high availability of Pax8 developed and managed services.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop the technical approach for Microservice Architecture and provide oversight across multiple projects, working directly with the Development and QA teams 
  • Develop and maintain Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) of Pax8 and third-party Microservices in AWS using Helm, Kubernetes, Terraform, and GitHub Actions 
  • Provide mentorship to Engineering teams to improve technical excellence 
  • Assure high availability of Pax8 developed and managed services by troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issue in the Production environment and providing ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms 
  • Perform quality assurance reviews in areas of expertise 

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • At least six (6) to nine (9) years of experience supporting the architecture, development, automation, testing, and maintenance of software infrastructure
  • Programming/scripting languages: Bash, Python, AWS CLI, Java and JavaScript
  • Solid Site Reliability Engineering experience
  • Highly proficient in the architecture of and integration of AWS services such as EKS, ElastiCache, AWS Elasticsearch Service, RDS and MSK
  • Highly proficient in troubleshooting production Kubernetes microservices
  • Highly proficient with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Subject-Matter Expert in the design of Terraform modules and best practices of writing Terraform across multiple repositories and deployed to multiple AWS accounts.
  • Subject-Matter expert in CI/CD design and standardization across microservices
  • Subject-Matter expert with networking principles and technologies such as ACL’s, Subnetting, DNS, load balancers, reverse proxies, containerized networking methodologies, etc.
  • Database and replications skills including PSQL and NoSQL preferred
  • Expert in Agile methodologies using tools such as Jira, Wrike, LeanKit, Rally or similar
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills

Required Education & Certifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience


Qualified candidates can expect a salary or conversion salary beginning at $140,000 or more. 




*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.

At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

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