Security & DevOps Engineer at NowPow

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NowPow, whose name is a play on knowledge is power, is a women-owned and led technology business based on Chicago’s south side. NowPow’s multi-sided platform is a personalized community referral management solution that enables care professionals – social workers, physicians, justice workers – to manage and close the loop on health and social service referrals and also directly supports patients, members, and clients in their own self care. NowPow helps people get the care they need, whether they are managing chronic health and social conditions or just staying well.


Position Details:

As a Security and DevOps Engineer at NowPow, you will be responsible for NowPow’s Azure environment and costs, NowPow’s HIPAA compliant security program, and managing our build, automation, and test pipelines.

You will build tools to optimize and manage our Azure cloud environment. You will own NowPow’s security program and document, certify, and explain the program to our customers while managing its activities (including automated scanning, penetration tests, and certification processes). You will own and manage our platform automation, including deployment/CI pipelines and build/test automation processes.

As a growing startup, you will need to own all things Azure for our teams and help us to identify missing skills and new processes as our systems grow. You will be responsible for our platform’s security, monitoring, and costs.

An ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience using Microsoft Azure as a hosting platform and expertise in using cloud infrastructure frameworks is required.


Key Responsibilities:

Monitor and manage the NowPow Platform’s Hosting Environment:

  • Monitor activity within the NowPow’s Azure cloud environment
  • Optimize and monitor our costs and plan and implement cost saving initiatives with engineering leadership
  • Manage NowPow’s system monitoring solutions and help us go from 99% uptime to five-nines (99.999% uptime)
  • Monitor and automate platform scaling to improve performance and optimize costs
  • Inventory and manage all cloud resources and archive and delete as needed
  • Evaluate advancements in cloud technologies and share with our teams

Run the NowPow Platform Security Program:

  • Partner with our operations team on HIPAA security and privacy monitoring activities
  • Manage NowPow’s recurring security activities (including automated scans and tests, penetration testing, etc.…)
  • Work with our Sales team on customer security review processes and RFP/RFI questions around security
  • Own and document overall platform security and review with customer IT teams as needed
  • Evaluate security compliance programs (such as HITRUST, SOC2, etc…) and work across departments to implement and manage

Support our Engineering, QA, Analytics, and Product Support teams:

  • Partner with the Architecture and R+D team to test new Azure features and build new solutions as needed
  • Automate more of the customer provisioning process with our Product Support team
  • Work with our QA team to update our automated testing pipelines and strategy
  • Coordinate with engineering to improve our CI build and test pipelines

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in computer science, or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience with the Azure cloud infrastructure with extensive cloud infrastructure framework experience required
  • CI/CD experience with TeamCity, Jenkins, TFS, or other CI frameworks
  • Experience with deployment automation tools (like Octopus or Azure DevOps) is preferred
  • Scripting and environment automation experience required
  • Experience working with security compliance programs such as HITRUST, SOC2, ISO 27001, FedRAMP and PCI is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable adopting to new technologies quickly

About NowPow:

We work at NowPow because we careNowPowers are passionate about our mission and are excited about the opportunities and challenges we face. At NowPow, we cultivate a culture of collaboration and respect, where everyone is a valued team member.

Our people and our culture are important to us and make working at NowPow special. We invest in the self-care of our team and provide competitive benefits to support this. We celebrate our successes every week with a company wide happy hour on Fridays and recognize those who went above and beyond in their work. Outside of work, we have fun through company events such as laser tag, ice skating and heading to the ballpark for beautiful weather and a baseball game!

We are looking for highly motivated and hard-working individuals to join our team and help us connect health care to self-care. Apply now to join our growing team!


Equal Employment Opportunity:

NowPow is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NowPow evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit, and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, associate activities and general treatment during employment.


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Location

We call Hyde Park home. With the gorgeous lakefront steps away, great food, and public transit options, you’re sure to fall in love with it too.

An Insider's view of NowPow

What does your typical day look like?

I kick off the day with our team stand-up and spend the rest of the day focusing on our integration projects, working with both our Engineering and Implementation teams. The collaborative atmosphere at NowPow encourages team members to work closely on tasks and ensure that we create seamless and quality integrations with our customers.

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What are NowPow Perks + Benefits

NowPow Benefits Overview

We also take great care of our NowPow community!

Competitive Benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance for our team and their dependents—and there’s no waiting period to enroll. We also offer parental leave, dental and vision coverage, as well as health savings and flexible spending accounts. Want to contribute to your 401K? We’ll match it.

Generous Time Off. We have generous paid time off (PTO) days and celebrate 10 paid holidays a year. On top of that, we offer “Life Time Hours” for events that can’t be scheduled outside of regular working hours and additional paid “Self Care Days.” We don’t just preach self-care, we practice it.

Remote Work & Casual Dress. Every day is a casual dress at NowPow, but especially Wednesdays. That’s our company-wide remote workday. We believe the option to telework once a week improves your productivity, creativity, and morale.

A Culture of Innovation & Collaboration. NowPowers are smart and passionate about our mission, and we encourage everyone to contribute to our company’s continuous innovation. Our NewPow Innovation Challenge has fabulous prizes, too.

A Committed & Connected Community. Our Culture Club represents every department and is dedicated to planning game nights, contests, community volunteering, and other fun activities. We also host News & Nosh every Friday—a Happy Hour where we reflect on the week and enjoy snacks and drinks (from our always-stocked kitchen).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
NowPow Gives Back is a group dedicated towards advancing our social mission by providing opportunities for staff to donate time, money, or effort to causes in our communities.
Partners with Nonprofits
NowPow's partnership with MAPSCorps to help them fulfill their mission training youth to produce high-quality data about community assets that everyone can use to improve the human condition.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
NowPow has a Culture Club that is an interdepartmental group of NowPow team members dedicated to strengthening company culture and engaging employees in making NowPow a great place to work.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NowPow's health insurance policy covers 80% of the monthly premium.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
NowPow provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Guideline. We match 100% of contributions up to 1% of an employee's annual salary.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave. Of the 12 weeks, 10 weeks shall be compensated at the employee’s regular, biweekly pay.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Remote Work is an opportunity to work away from the office. NowPow offers 1 common remote workday every week on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NowPow employees receive between 10 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 days per year for Self Care Days. Self Care Days can be used for self-care of any kind, including personal development, volunteering, or physical and/or mental rejuvenation.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
NowPow has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and of course, lots of LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We like to end each week on a good note. Every Friday from 4-5pm different departments take turns hosting “Nosh,” an hour of hanging out, reflecting on the week, and enjoying snacks and drinks.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Brown Bag Lunches occur once a month and highlight the many interests of our employees. Brown Bags are an opportunity during the workday to learn about a new skill or topic from your colleagues.
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