1+ months

AppD DevOps Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our SaaS Operations team. This is a unique opportunity where you will get a chance to work with an established and rapidly evolving platform that handles billions of requests and massive amounts of events, and other data. It is real time, very scalable, and highly available, and is the source of data for performance and business monitoring, troubleshooting and alerting, data visualization, and analytics. 
The engineers in this team have a passion for big data and analytics, infinitely scalable and highly available real-time platforms. They understand the importance of data collected from every application and component in a software defined business environment - web, mobile, server, infrastructure, hardware - in enabling the most advanced and effective business and IT decision-making.

In this position, you will be responsible for taking on new initiatives to automate, enhance, and scale services (our big data platform, for example) in a rapidly-scaling SaaS environment. You will provide deep expertise to help steer scalability and stability improvements early in the life-cycle of development. You will work with the rest of the team to automate existing processes that deploy, test, and lead our production environments. As an advocate for quality and reliability, youll help ensure that services are designed for stability, scalability, and conform to standard methodologies that you will identify and evangelize.


Daily responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing deployment automation and configuration management.
  • Enhancing application code and making recommendations to the dev team to ease application operationalization.
  • Designing and enforcing best practices and standards for new application services.
  • Working with the dev team to ensure application availability targets are met.
  • Designing application monitoring to detect and help resolve problems.
  • Responding to and resolving technical emergencies.

About You

You have a passion for software engineering, automation, and operations and are excited about reliability, availability and performance. You also enjoy developing and managing real time distributed platforms and services that scale to billions of requests. The ideal candidate has experience working in a rapidly changing environment and pride yourself on being an energetic self-starter with an intrinsic motivation to make a positive impact on the team and the product.


You also have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in CSE, EE, CSM, or other related technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years of DevOps or development and operations combined experience.
  • Experience with orchestration and configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Helm)
  • Experience with scaling and operationalizing distributed data stores, file systems, and services (eg. Kafka, Elasticsearch etc.)
  • Significant scripting and automation experience (eg. Python and Bash)
  • Running services in AWS or other cloud platforms, strong experience with Linux systems.
  • Experience with frequent and incremental development, testing, and deployment.
  • Availability for on-call after hours support and familiarity with tools like PagerDuty.


We know that the award-winning culture at AppDynamics is something to brag about, but here are more reasons that make you excited to get out of bed to come in the morning, like:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage.
  • 401k match (4.5%).
  • Wellness perks (gym, hobbies, education, store discounts, personal finance).
  • 4 weeks PTO, 5 days VTO, 14 holidays (including 1 birthday PTO and 1 floating holiday).
  • Mandatory company shut down between Christmas and New Years.




Posted: 2020-02-05 Expires: 2020-04-05

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