Lead AWS DevOps Engineer (#1571)

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Technical Level:
Job Category:
Software Development
Largest student transportation provider

About the project:

Our customer is the leading school transportation provider in North America, being the owner of more than a half of all yellow school buses in the United States. Every day, the company completes 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined and delivers reliable, quality services for 1,100 school districts. 

N-iX has built a successful cooperation with the client delivering a range of complex initiatives. As a result, N-iX has been selected as a strategic long-term partner to drive the digital transformation on an enterprise level, fully remodeling the technology landscape for 55,000 employees and millions of people across North America. 



  • Work on deployment strategies and automation for cloud-native applications
  • Design standards for CI/CD and build pipeline automation
  • Setting the tone and style of automating processes and implementing them (independently and with the help of other people from different teams)
  • Work on implementing application monitoring and logging strategies using tools like DataDog, Cloudwatch
  • Maintain and improve a common infrastructure shared by product teams
  • Optimize our environments with a focus on security, agility, and team productivity
  • Work towards introducing desirable features into your work: automation, HA, scalability, monitoring, and security
  • Design and implement build and deploy pipelines, and promote these approaches to other teams
  • Coach and collaborate with product teams to improve their infrastructure and AWS best practices
  • Close cooperation with developers to improve their work in terms of infrastructure and automated processes
  • Analysis of costs for resources and their optimization
  • Lead a DevOps guild across our project 
  • Follow SDLC and Agile/Iterative practices


  • At least 6 years of DevOps expertise with a focus on the AWS stack
  • Experience to build CD/CD and SDLC process for Java from scratch
  • Deep knowledge of Linux systems administration
  • Monitoring and Alerting
  • Possesses a solid understanding of modern web application architecture, TCP/IP, HTTP, and complex cloud network and security topologies
  • Solid experience with AWS services such as EC2, ECS (ECS cluster with Fargate), S3, VPC, RDS, CloudWatch, CloudFront, Route53, AWS Transit Gateway (creation, maintenance), etc.
  • Security by design mindset
  • Solid knowledge of relational databases, NoSQL databases, and in-memory databases
  • Deep expertise in monitoring, logging, and management tools or services that integrate with AWS (CloudWatch, DataDog)
  • Strong experience in ECS and microservices
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing build pipelines in a CI/CD environment
  • Proven skills in Infrastructure as Code (AWS CDK, CloudFormation, Terraform)
  • AWS Cloud Development Kit
  • Application Load Balancers (ALB) settings, troubleshooting
  • Excellent scripting skills using Bash or Python
  • Experience in AWS based CI/CD infrastructure would be a plus (CodeCommit, CodePipeline, CodeArtifact)
  • Solid understanding of SDLC
  • Confident knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Technical leadership experience is a must
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Conversational English level (B2)


We offer:

  • Flexible working format - remote, office-based or flexible
  • A competitive salary and good compensation package
  • Personalized career growth
  • Professional development tools (mentorship program, tech talks and trainings, centers of excellence, and more)
  • Active tech communities with regular knowledge sharing
  • Education reimbursement
  • Memorable anniversary presents
  • Corporate events and team buildings
  • Other location-specific benefits

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