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Software Engineer / Java Backend Dev
Boston, Massachusetts  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on July 28, 2021
Job Id #48363 Posted June 15, 2021


  • The DevOps Engineer is responsible for maturing the DevOps mindset within the agile teams using techniques such as Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery to provide quality products with seamless integration across Development, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Operations, and Release Management roles.
  • The successful candidate will be a servant leader who develops and supports a learning organization model through coaching, training, and mentorship.
  • The successful candidate will be one that can adapt as necessary for unintended consequences of this change initiative and one that understands the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team.
  • Blogging and community support are a part of this role.
  • Candidates will work in a DevOps team environment and are expected to work on both tactical and strategic assignments.
  • Since the team is very young in its adoption of DevOps principles there is still a fair amount of manual maintenance work.
  • Candidates are expected to handle the manual work while figuring out how to automate it.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Position is on the CareData platform team.


  • One of either of the following:
  • a. Using Go to develop streaming transformations with Kafka
  • b. Working with AKS on Azure to deploy and configure infrastructure

Required Qualifications:

  • 6 years of IT experience on cloud, streaming, or big data products
  • 2 years of experience working on large scale, multiple team projects
  • 2 years of experience with Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development
  • 2 years of continuous integration experience (for example tools like Jenkins, Anthill Pro).
  • 2 years of experience in at least 1 high level programming language such as Java, Scala, C, C#, or C++
  • 2 years of experience with at least 1 scripting language such as Bash, Python or PowerShell.
  • 1 years of experience with programmatic interaction with a relational database, preferably a recent version of SQL Server.
  • 1 year of experience with containers using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes or AKS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Jenkins
  • Terraform
  • Azure
  • Git (contributions on Github++)
  • Scripted environments experience
  • Configuration as code experience
  • Infrastructure experience
  • Operations experience
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experience
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) experience
  • Database change automation experience
  • Real-time automated metrics and reporting experience

Top Requirements:

  • a. Kubernetes
  • b. Go
  • c. Kafka

Team and Team size:

  •  1 PO, 6 Developers, and another scrum team (offshore) that we collaborate extremely closely with on a daily basis.

Interview Process:

  •  Single video interview. It will be highly technical, but not asking them to do any quiz or programming.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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