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DevOps Engineer

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of IT
Employment Status: Contract to Hire

Overview

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is looking for a talented DevOps Engineer to join our team. The DevOps engineer will be involved in various stages of each product's lifespan and should remain abreast of technological advancements to promote efficiency. 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 and Duties
  • Collaborating with coworkers to conceptualize, develop, and release software.
  • Conducting quality assurance to ensure that the software meets prescribed guidelines.
  • Deploy code updates to QA and production systems. Rolling out fixes and upgrades to software, as needed.
  • Securing software to prevent security breaches and other vulnerabilities.
  • Suggesting alterations to workflow to improve efficiency and success.
  • Troubleshoot and identify the root cause of system issues with minimal supervision
  • Analyze system and application performance to identify problem areas
  • Script solution to critical issues and propose long-term development approaches for these problems
  • Perform maintenance on existing systems
  • Collaborate with IT administrators on hardware requirements and upgrades
  • Document design decisions and infrastructure plan for future collaborative development
  • Report on project progress to business executives during regular meetings
Qualifications
  • Experience using an array of automation and build tools (Team City, Octopus Deploy).
  • Familiarity with software security methods.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of coding languages.
  • Experience working in both Windows Server, Linux, and Azure cloud environments - server administration, including virtual machine management (Hyper-V)
  • Demonstratable experience procuring, installing, and monitoring database and application servers (IIS for APS.NET, SQL Server, Splunk)
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze existing software applications
  • Excited to take on challenging tasks with a small, highly motivated and talented scrum team
  • Reliable, self-motivated team player with positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working as part of a distributed team
  • Physical abilities. Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
  • Travel requirements. Up to one week of travel annually.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Company

IPG is the original independent distributor of books, ebooks, and audiobooks from publishers around the world, and a top 10 supplier of book content to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, libraries, and specialty markets, in addition to thousands of retailers globally.

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading North American distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and as a division of IPG, now distributes products from clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Allen & Unwin; The History Press UK; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake. IPG acquired International Specialized Book Services (ISBS) a premier distributor of over sixty publishers of academic, scholarly, and professional publishers in April of 2018. Continuing its trajectory of growth in August of 2018, IPG acquired Midpoint Trade Books, a full-service book distribution company that was founded in 1996, located in the Flatiron District of New York City, Midpoint’s distribution clients are made up of independent book publishers from across the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada.

With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, children, and general nonfiction and fiction titles.