Senior Software Engineer - DevOps

| Chicago

Our Team

Technology drives our business. Our team is made up of talented software engineers, infrastructure engineers, leaders and UX professionals. We care about technology as a craft and a differentiator. We bring our global products to market with a mix of software, cloud, data centers, infrastructure, design, and grit.  

 

About Workplace Products and Solutions

This is where we build and provide our hosted digital advice platform for Retirement plans, 401K’s, etc. (what some call robo-advisors).

 

The Role

As a Senior Software Engineer, Devops, you will be responsible for the automation, performance, efficiency and scaling of applications and infrastructures. You are a highly creative and intellectually curious engineer instrumental in enabling teams to contribute to infrastructure as code and embrace modern development practices. You must be able to work independently and collaborate across multiple teams to accomplish organizational goals. As part of a team that’s leading the next wave of retirement advise, you will play an integral part in advancing Morningstar’s engineering and operational excellence spearheading modern CI/CD best practices.

 

Day to Day

  • Learn existing deployment and application stacks to provide continuous improvements and cloud migration strategies.
  • Work in a diverse technical environment to establish and champion CI/CD patterns
  • Use operational tools and monitoring platforms to gain in-depth knowledge, understanding, and ongoing monitoring of system availability, performance, and capacity.
  • Work with business partners to establish Service Level Indicators and Objectives (SLIs and SLOs)
  • Write and execute build and deployment scripts
  • Set up and maintain software development tools spanning source control, continuous integration/delivery, testing, code review, etc.
  • Implement alerting strategy that makes alerts actionable, unique, and meaningful.
  • Remain current on emerging technologies
  • Motivate and push the ‘pipeline first’ mentality
  • Utilize a security-first mindset

 

Qualifications

  • Exemplary and demonstrable knowledge of build, release, and configuration management practices
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Embrace collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
  • Very passionate about staying current on trends and best practices in software development and management
  • Strong, demonstrable knowledge of source control tools (Git, CodeCommit, etc.) and branching strategies.
  • Strong, demonstrable knowledge of build/release tools (Jenkins, uDeploy, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, etc.)
  • Strong, demonstrable understanding of Configuration Management (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt Stack)
  • Experience programming in one or more popular languages such as Python, Java, C#, JavaScript, Ruby, PowerShell, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring strategies and tools
  • Systems administration-level knowledge of Windows operating systems

 

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience running incident postmortems
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • AWS working experience
  • AWS certification(s)

 

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher with previous experience in a technical support role.

You have been working in technology for 6+ years

 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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