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DevOps Engineer

Posted: September 26, 2019
Company name: cPanel
Location: Houston, TX
Country: United States
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: Update: 10/15/2019 - multiple vacancies open:

cPanel provides one of the industry's most reliable and intuitive hosting automation software platforms. cPanel is seeking DevOps experts who can build, optimize, and maintain our automation pipelines using technologies such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, and many other industry standard automation software suites. We will be building custom applications and monitoring solutions, creating runbooks, developing in multiple languages, and working with cloud service providers including AWS, Digital Ocean and others. If the thrill of solving problems and improving complex systems appeals to you, apply below!

Essential Functions:
Analyzes code to find causes of errors and refactors existing code to optimize performance
Develops well designed, testable, and efficient new code and modifies existing code based on stakeholder requirements for cPanel products and systems
Documents code changes in detail for future reference
Exemplifies the use of established development standards in a leadership role and continuously contributes positively to improve the quality of development standards, including the use of sound business judgment and data driven decisions.
Collaborates with teams to resolve issues and deliver products of high quality
Implements test plans and tests based on current cPanel standards
Advises and mentors other developers in design and implementation processes pertinent to cPanel
Adheres to the policies and procedures of the company
Exemplifies the Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration and Follow-through
Additional Duties:
Consistently maintains a full workload without direct oversight
Other tasks and duties as deemed necessary
Desired skills: Technical skills:

Programming language expertise in Perl/PHP/Python; Git; bug tracking, troubleshooting; Linux command line usage
Expertise in two or more of the following: Unit testing; database access; Web Servers (apache, LiteSpeed, nginx); SQL Servers (MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc), Mail Servers (Exim, Sendmail, etc) DNS Servers (BIND), and Linux Filesystems (ext3/4, xfs)
Able to perform effective code reviews
Experience with multiple programming languages
Ability to operate in both Kanban and Agile/Scrum teams interchangeably without a negative impact to productivity


Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Five years of Linux / BSD / *nix system troubleshooting or a related certification (RHCE)
Five years of Perl, PHP, or Python development experience
Travel - Occasional local and/or overnight travel may be required, some by interstate air


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Mentoring skills - able to provide guidance to other developers with regard to design and code review, implementation, tool help, process understanding, and cPanel/WHM Code base
Oral Communication - able to communicate orally in a professional and effective manner with a wide range of people
Written Communication - able to communicate effectively in all written work
Team Work skills - able to work effectively as part of a team
Time Management skills - able to use time efficiently in a self directed manner, able to complete projects in a timely manner
Planning/Organizational skills - use time efficiently and work through large projects in a self-directed manner
Adaptability - able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
Problem solving skills - able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully; able to apply independent judgement on a regular basis in making decisions
Interpersonal skills - able to interact with co-workers in a professional and effective manner
Math knowledge - knowledge of arithmetic and algebra
Product life cycle knowledge - strong understanding of product development process and continuous deployment process
Work Environment and Physical Demands

Ability to work in an office environment. Specific abilities required by this job include: Near vision; hearing; ability to transport oneself as needed throughout the day; ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination); repetitive arm/hand movements

cPanel is a 24/7 operation and nontraditional or extended hours (including weekends) are required

In return for all the above, we offer the following:
Competitive Salary
Full Health, Vision, and Dental coverage
Flexible Spending Account
Free on-site lunch
Paid Vacation
Tuition Reimbursement
Casual Working Environment
401K Matching

EEO Statement

At our company, we take great pride in our diverse and talented workforce. We recognize that our continued success as a company depends largely on the collective strengths of our employees.

cPanel provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Privacy is taken seriously at cPanel, Inc. Information submitted is kept internally and not shared with third parties.
Website for more information: job.listings.cpanel.net
Contact information: John Syed
cPanel - Corporate Recruiter

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