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Senior DevOps Systems Engineer, Linux

| Chicago
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.
The Senior Systems Engineer at Relativity will be responsible for engineering large distributed enterprise solutions. They will work with other engineers and business stakeholders to support the demands of the department and meet the objectives of the product development process.
This role will join our RelativityOne Operations team to work on increasing the scalability of our software to handle terabytes and petabytes of data in the cloud.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing strategies to improve and automate our environment provisioning, setup and testing processes for both on premise and cloud-based infrastructure
  • Designing and maintaining highly distributed systems in a public cloud
  • Researching cloud native storage and automation technologies
  • Contributing to an Agile (Scrum), or Lean (Kanban), or hybrid team to solve the engineering challenges
  • Producing automation scripts, chef code, and inventory scripts
  • Being a dependable and highly skilled development resource for peers
  • Having a broad awareness of related projects
  • Advocate and model coding and collaboration best practices, review team code, and provide team members with feedback and suggestions for process improvement
  • Collaborate with other dev teams regularly to establish an outbound and inbound pipeline of new (to Relativity) best practices
  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • Oversees the application environment to effectively run and maintain the technology and recommend any potential technology or process improvements with an emphasis on cloud computing and configuration management platforms
  • Provides development expertise to team members through education and review
  • Always open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices among peers
  • Works collaboratively with QA professionals to encourage defect prevention over detection

Additional Responsibilities

  • Use REST API’s from a Ruby client to interact with commercial software
  • Write health monitoring scripts in PowerShell, C#, Ruby
  • Interact with Azure using REST API, PowerShell, and GO interfaces
  • Setting up and configuring SAMBA Servers
  • Maintain Packer process to generate Azure Samba Servers
  • Write Jenkins DSL to maintain azure Linux files servers
  • Writing Chef scripts and maintaining chef managed servers

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • 7+ years supporting and maintaining environments that host commercial-grade systems and applications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, and strong teamwork skills for cross-group collaboration
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and deliver technical solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Agile software development methodologies (SCRUM)

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with public cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Experience setting up and configuring SAMBA Servers and working with SAMBA
  • Experience with cloud storage technologies like Azure Blob, Data Lake, Table Storage, DocumentDB, AFS, or Redis
  • Jenkins experience; 2+ years experience preferred
  • Configuration Management experience with one or more tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack)
  • Experience with Terraform is a bonus

#LI-KV1 Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Our company has also been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. If you’re ready to grow with us, we’d love to hear from you. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • AzureLanguages
    • ChefLanguages
    • PowershellLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

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We’re a community of passionate, life-long learners tackling challenging problems. We care about each other and about our community.

An Insider's view of Relativity

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding success is one of my favorite parts of my role. Formally through annual bonus plans, thank you notes in our HR system and of course through promotions. I also like to submit nominations to be recognized at company meetings and spotlights in department newsletters. We move fast at Relativity it’s nice to slow down and just say thanks!

Jessica

Operations Manager, Customer Success and Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Certification team, I develop exams and study content for our end users. To ensure that our exams are valid, I work with almost every team embracing their expertise and industry knowledge into the development process. It takes continuous interdepartmental collaboration to keep exam content accurate as the Relativity platform evolves.

Sean

Certification Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an Application Support Specialist, I have increased my technical knowledge in SQL database management, Network Administration, and Server Infrastructure. Prior to coming to Relativity, I had zero knowledge of e-Discovery, and now provide On-site training to our clients teaching them about the various e-Discovery tools Relativity has to offer.

Kamal

Application Specialist II

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We have a semi-annual Hackathon where our engineers get to work on their own feature ideas for 3 days. The ideas that emerge have blown our minds and eventually become part of the product. In addition to design sessions that each team has, we also regularly have Relativity talks. These talks are a great way for engineers to share their experience.

Cindy

Manager, Software Engineering

What are some social events your company does?

Our annual user conference, Relativity Fest, is such a tremendous opportunity to get one on one face time with our partners. Fest draws 2,000 platform users and practitioners from all different facets of the industry and being able to connect with them and hear their stories is extremely powerful.

Michael

Platform Account Manager

What are Relativity Perks + Benefits

Relativity Benefits Overview

We have a great selection of benefits from very competitive insurance plans to fun office perks!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Bonuses are based on a combination of how the company performs as well as how the individual performs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Everyone starts with 18 days of PTO, plus 11 paid holidays every year. Our office is also closed between Christmas and New Years, which does not take away from your PTO balance.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Tax-free transportation opportunities.
Company Outings
We have our annual Summer Jam (picnic that includes friends and family), our User Conference - RelativityFest, and a holiday party each year.
Game Room
Our Cafe houses ping-pong, foosball, and a variety of arcade games - including Killer Queen (a multi-player game that is one of few in the country).
Stocked Kitchen
We have tea, coffee (including fancy espresso machines), a variety of LaCroix, soda, and many other things. We also have fresh fruit delivered twice a week in our pantry areas.
Some Meals Provided
Meals are often provided during morning or afternoon training sessions. There is also always plenty of leftover food from such meetings that employees can dive into after the attendees are finished.
Happy Hours
Different for each team, but always a great time!
Recreational Clubs
RelWOW (Relativity Women of the Workplace), Several Intramural Sports Teams (kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.), Vertikal (climbing group), Working Moms Group, Queeries, and several more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All full-time employees (non-contract) receive $3,000/year to pursue professional development opportunities.
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a Divvy bike share discount, have Fooda discounts in the office, and offer DRYV Laundry Service for those who have workout clothes that need washing!

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