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Senior Software Engineer - DevOps (Remote)

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3949

Carex is working with a remote first partner to find and hire a Senior DevOps Software Engineer. Our partner has offices in California, Missouri, Wisconsin and the United Kingdom.  They are seeking a motivated, adaptable, career-minded teammate to utilize their skill set in a thriving agile-methodology environment. They offer competitive career advancement opportunities, a comprehensive benefits package and promote a work-life balance. Our client partner is a SaaS business-to-business solution that enhances the customer experience. They are a global organization that strives to provide an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive.

Be part of the Engineering Operations team where you will have autonomy to design and develop technological advances. You’ll work in a very agile and collaborative environment establishing advanced methods, theories and research techniques that support the technical vision and strategy of the company. We’ll look to you as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of technology that will represent your team in a positive manner. You’ll provide viable recommendations for new solutions and lead their implementation, ensure team commitments are established and met, and provide instruction and guidance to less senior team members on new tasks and assignments. Daily activities include collaborating with Architects and recommending adjustments to the architecture, improving overall product quality and integration efficiencies. Also, you’ll be required to monitor key performance metrics to ensure compliance of established standards, processes, and procedures.
  What you’ll do:

  • Significant individual contributor performing system design and implementation.
  • Use open-source technology frameworks, such as Python, Go, Java to write, translate, re-factor, and code software programs and applications according to specifications provided by Solution Architects
  • Work with Software Delivery, Operations Engineering, Observability, and other Product Development Engineers to assist in analyzing and resolving complex problems within a SaaS platform.
  • Participate in daily stand-ups, planning meetings and review sessions (using Scrum/Agile methodology)
  • Develop and maintain automation that helps to improve product service quality
  • Participate in, and lead, design and code reviews
  • Facilitate Paired programming or mob sessions, leading and mentoring less experienced engineers
  • Understand the business operations and processes on assigned projects
  • Work across product roadmap initiatives
  • Lead level technical development expertise in software development disciplines including design, coding, testing, deployment, and software management and integration
  • Work with various design and architectural patterns
  • Persuasive, collaborative business acumen with the ability to influence product roadmaps from a technical perspective.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Committed to continuous improvement by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Initiative, results-oriented drive and a solid work ethic requiring minimal direction
  • Resiliency in the face of changing priorities and requirements
  • Design, develop, execute, and maintain complex automated test code, scripts, data, and associated drivers per recognized SDLC methodology.
  • Share responsibility with your teammates for occasional after-hours on-call rotation for support of production level systems
  • Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job.

What you’ll bring:


  • 5+ years of professional experience in service/system design, development, and implementation at an enterprise level (post-graduate)
  • 5+ years of experience working with Kafka to include:
    • Working with the distributed event streaming platform
    • Implementing, managing, and deploying Kafka producers and consumers
    • Integrating applications and services with Kafka core APIs
    • Organizing and managing streaming events in Kafka topics
    • Deploying and managing Kafka brokers, connect clusters, and schema registries
  • 5+ years of experience in Java Programming Language and the Java Ecosystem
  • 3+ years of experience designing and developing in a microservices environment
  • 2+ years of experience building containerized applications and services deployed to a Kubernetes environment
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • At minimum, High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • For flexible or full remote work from home positions, reliable high speed Internet connection and dedicated work space are required
  • Must be located in one of the following locations: AZ, CA, FL, IL, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA or WI
  • Occasional travel to company offices or meetings as required when safety travel guidelines are in place (once per quarter).


  • Advanced degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field of study. Or equivalent technical experience in a professional environment
  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing in microservice environments.
  • Experience creating and consuming Restful and/or SOAP API’s
  • Experience developing software in a SaaS environment using CI/CD and DevOps methodology
  • Automated test development and execution (for example, REST-assured, Selenium, Cypress, etc.).

Qualified candidates should also possess:

  • Experience in an Agile (Scrum or KANBAN) working environment
  • Demonstrated ability and examples of keeping current on technology trends
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with designing new methods and working with existing patterns in a previous role
  • Experience leading initiatives or teams from a technical perspective
  • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers.
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