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DevOps Engineer

Reports to: Project Manager
Employment Status: Contract to Hire
Location: Berkeley, CA (Bay Area) or Chicago, IL


Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is looking for a talented DevOps Engineer to join our team. The DevOps Engineer will work closely with the business to build new system components and refactor existing distribution software. The ideal candidate will have the ability to troubleshoot and resolve difficult problems, explore new technology solutions, implement automation tools, work independently, and adhere to software development best practices.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Troubleshoot and identify the root cause of system issues with minimal supervision
  • Perform maintenance on existing system versions
  • Script solutions to critical issues and propose long-term development approaches for these problems
  • Analyze system and application performance to identify problem areas
  • Deploy code updates to QA and production systems
  • Report on project progress to business executives during regular meetings
  • Collaborate with IT administrators on hardware requirements and upgrades
  • Document design decisions and infrastructure plan for future collaborative development


  • Bachelors of science in computer science or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • 3+ years of programming enterprise applications (Java or C# preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience with programming data access for applications
  • Demonstrable experience procuring, installing, and monitoring database and application servers
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle, TDD, and Agile development practices
  • Experience with server administration including virtual machine management
  • Excited to take on challenging tasks with a small, highly motivated and talented scrum team
  • Positive attitude, reliable, self-motivated, team player with excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working as part of a distributed team
  • Demonstrable experience or certifications in the .Net Framework, Mongodb, SQL Server, ASP.Net MVC, Angular.js, javascript framework, Python or Powershell
  • Strong knowledge of C.I. and source control concepts and best practices
  • Experience working in both Windows Server 2012 and Linux environments
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze existing software applications

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Katy Beehler at No phone calls, please.

About the Company:

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) distributes content to tens of thousands of bookstores and libraries around the world, with a collection of some 85,000 unique physical titles and nearly 100,000 e-books on every conceivable subject. IPG’s focus on systems and technology, deep list of critically-acclaimed titles from small to enterprise-sized client publishers, and 40+ years of experience has made it one of the 10 largest suppliers of content to Amazon and earned it a reputation as one of the most well-known and respected brands in the book business.