Senior DevOps Engineer

May 14 2024
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories IT, Systems, Software, Telecom,
Calgary, AB • Full time

Employment Type: Full-time Regular

City: Calgary, AB (YYC)

Posting Open Date: 05/13/2024

Posting Close Date: 05/27/2024 (Please note the posting will close at 11:59pm MST)

Why WestJet:

Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception.

WestJet arrived on the Canadian airline scene in 1996 and changed the industry for the better. We made air travel more affordable for Canadians and now we're going global.

Join us and love where you're going.

This position is eligible for remote work, under our mobile workforce program.

Overview of role:

WestJet is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer (Azure) reporting into our Digital office. This individual can exhibit a high standard of excellence, enjoys challenges, and is results-driven. The incumbent must be highly motivated and demonstrate the ability to work in an agile environment.

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be designing, implementing, deploying, and supporting infrastructure as code to deliver APIs to our users. This position requires an energetic self-starter with a strong work ethic and willingness to learn and contribute to a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with others are essential.

Moreover, you will be able to participate in the following areas:

  • Apply industry-standard processes, practices, and techniques;
  • Lead the development team and business stakeholders to develop appropriate software solutions that meet WestJet's business, technical and quality requirements;
  • Coach and mentor to other dev team members.

Key deliverables include:

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance systems that support the digital functions of the company
  • Implement and design CI/CD pipelines to automate the delivery of our APIs
  • Prepare and maintain IaC scripts for our infrastructure and monitoring platforms
  • Automate and document troubleshooting of production applications
  • Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests
  • Actively participate and provide technical expertise for the creation, implementation, and ongoing evolution of WestJet's design and development methodologies, coding standards, and style guidelines
  • Participate in a pre/post-hours on-call rotation to maintain a 24x7 environment

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 6 years of DevOps experience (Azure preferred)
  • Designing and maintaining k8s environments (AKS preferred)
  • Building and deploying Docker containers
  • Linux administration
  • Continuous integration, testing, and deployment (Azure DevOps)
  • Implementing advanced monitoring for platforms and applications (Splunk cloud, Splunk Observability, etc.)
  • Infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform)
  • CDN systems (Akamai)
  • Javascript(Node.js) and Java programming experience
  • Event Broker administration (Kafka, Azure Event Hub)
  • Redis caching configuration (e.g. Azure Redis)

The benefits of being a WestJetter:

WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:

  • A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win
  • Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date
  • Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs

Think we are a fit? Apply now!

About WestJet Group of Companies

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships.

Our Safety Promise

At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will use safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.

WestJet recognizes that the use of Alcohol and Drugs can adversely impact a safe work environment and the well-being of others including guests, suppliers and the public, as well as place WestJet's operations at risk. All roles that are identified as safety sensitive are required to pass a Pre-Employment Alcohol and Drug Test as per WestJet's Alcohol and Drug Policy.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace what makes us each unique, and what makes us uniquely WestJet. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility and if you require accommodation during the selection process, please let our Talent Acquisition team know. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in WestJet; however, only those candidates who are selected will be contacted.

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