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DevOps Systems Engineer

| Chicago

ABOUT US

At NextCapital, we build financial software that helps everyday investors build and manage a world-class financial portfolio. Our work directly benefits the millions of Americans who can’t afford traditional financial advice, by providing them a solution driven by software. Working with the world’s leading financial institutions, our software tackles the complex challenges of providing financial advice through an intuitive and engaging user experience.


JOIN OUR TEAM

Our ability to be successful starts with our people, and we’re looking for someone who is passionate about developing and supporting our cloud-based SaaS platform. The ideal candidate is a DevOps engineer with 5+ years of experience who is comfortable architecting and managing a growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) SaaS application.

Learn more about NextCapital at www.themuse.com/companies/nextcapital

Requirements

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Deploy and maintain multiple production Amazon Web Services hosted environments through customized CloudFormation templates
  • Build, enhance, and automate our continuous integration and deployment infrastructure using Chef, Jenkins, Spinnaker, and other tools
  • Collaborate with development teams face to face or online through chat, operating to refine our Agile development processes, create or add automated testing, or improve our infrastructure
  • Write and review code s to improve deployments and reliability
  • Build, test, and maintain our Disaster Recovery environments in different AWS Regions
  • Monitor, identify, and solve performance and reliability issues with EC2, RDS and other services
  • Create and maintain system design and operation documentation
  • Mentor interns and junior systems administrators

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • You must be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  • You’re a systems engineer with 5+ years of experience
  • You have implemented continuous integration and deployment systems
  • You have deployed and supported multi-tier distributed applications on AWS, Azure, Google Compute, OpenStack, VMWare or similar platforms, using best practices to scale based on performance, reliability, and cost
  • You have experience building metrics and alarms through CloudWatch, NewRelic, or other similar tools
  • You have proficient scripting and coding skills in Bash, Ruby, Python, or Node.JS as well as automation tools such as Chef, Ansible or similar tools
  • You have experience working through the SDLC, promoting applications from development all the way to production
  • You have experience working with tools in the developer eco-system (git, Jenkins, Jira, etc)
  • You are passionate about application reliability and automating everything
  • You enjoy working on variety of different projects and try to continuously improve systems and processes

Benefits

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • See the impact of your work as you help in our continued growth
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment surrounded by top quality people that enjoy working with each other
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and top notch health benefits
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growth stage company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, Thursday After Hours (wine tastings, trivia, treats), book club, film club, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Enjoy our newly renovated office, located on Michigan Avenue, with an unobstructed view of both the lake and Millennium Park.
  • Enjoy locally roasted coffee, cold brew, iced tea, or espresso at your modular sitting/standing desk
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • HTMLSLanguages
    • MATLAB Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from Millennium Park and Pritzker Pavilion with an unobstructed view of the lake.
104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

An Insider's view of NextCapital

What are some social events your company does?

Cornhole and ping pong tournaments, game nights, film and book clubs, music at the park in the summer, Whirlyball winter party, karaoke, wine tastings, an epic Halloween party.. just to name a few!

Emily

Employee Experience Assistant

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at NC as a FullStack Product Designer, which gave me insight into how models form NC’s stack – driving creation of features with value to partners. Then, I moved into leadership by owning the ideation of individual features and facilitating their scoping, design, and development. Now, I’m managing an Agile team for delivery of milestones.

Blake

Delivery Manager

What are NextCapital Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

120 degree sit/stand modular desks. Work/life balance. Local coffee, espresso, cold brew/iced tea, and beer. Stock options. A generous Parental Leave Policy.

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