AWS Operations Engineer


Development [DV]
Toronto, Ontario

Posted On: March 18, 2021

Who we are

We are Ideal. Our mission is to be the data behind every talent decision to ensure accuracy, fairness and efficiency. As a market leader and first-mover in talent screening and matching, Ideal has the opportunity to build and develop one of the most innovative and crucial products to help match the top talents to the right jobs. This means we screen job applications for our customers and use AI to help them make fair and accurate recruiting decisions. We have experienced fast growth and major traction amongst some of the largest organizations in the world. As our customer base and product have evolved so has our need for experienced front end talent.

We are looking for an AWS Operations Engineer to focus on the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of our Talent Acquisition Solution. The incumbent will work closely with the development, product and information security teams to ensure scalability, reliability, security and compliance of our products.  

Does this sound like you?

  • Strong coding/scripting languages, such as Bash, Perl, Python, Javascript. Minimum 3 years commercial experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience managing production workloads on AWS cloud services with solid understanding of key AWS technologies (EC2, AMI, ASG, CloudFormation, CodeDeploy, S3, EBS, RDS, SQS, Route53, ELBv2, SSM, VPC). We make extensive use of most AWS features, we need more than just knowledge of spinning up EC2 instances.
  • Experience with AWS billing and cost reduction techniques
  • Experience with modern automation, DevOps, and Agile development
  • Experience working in an infrastructure-as-code environment using CloudFormation, and possibly Ansible.
  • Experience working with and integrating APIs into websites.
  • Experience with AWS security services such as WAF, Detective, Guard Duty, Security Hub, Secrets Manager, Config, CloudTrail, and CloudWatch.
  • Experience with relational database systems (we use Aurora Postgres).
  • A level of comfort with Git and Github.
  • An ability to quickly grasp new concepts and learn new techniques and technologies.
  • An undying passion for cloud architecture and solving challenging problems.

Nice to have:

  • An AWS certification
  • Grafana experience
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • Familiarity with implementing technical solutions to meet compliance requirements outlined in ISO 27001 and SOC2 

What we offer:

Investing in our team makes sense. That's why we provide:

  • Company values that emphasize treating your team with respect
  • An effort on building a diverse team and making all team members feel welcome
  • Competitive compensation and equity
  • Benefits 
  • Work from our office in the heart of downtown Toronto (post-COVID open again) or remote. It’s up to you, as long as you are in Canada!
  • Access to education/career growth tools 
  • Your choice of hardware and software

Why join our team

We are a fast growing company in which every team member makes a big impact from the start. Things change quite rapidly - which is exciting and challenging. The learning curve might be steep, but this creates room for employees to shine faster and brighter. There is a lot of room for professional growth and we are always encouraging the team to take every opportunity to grow and learn. We encourage creativity, passion and innovation, and care for the wellbeing of our team. This is particularly the case with this role as it will be our first dedicated operations hire.

One final note before applying

We take pride in our diversity and being an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting process.

We value all of our applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

**COVID UPDATE** At this time we are conducting all interviews remotely and the team continues to work from home.

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