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Best Buy Canada
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Senior Operational Engineer, Lead

Reference ID: 836079

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Do you love technology and know how to use it? Do you thrive on the daily challenges of working in a constantly evolving field? For members of Best Buy\'s Information Technology Team, the answer is "Yes." More than techies, our IT team members bring planning, strategy, and even communication skills to bear in helping the company grow.

The Senior Operational Engineer, Lead will be responsible for driving and implementing DevOps and Release Management products, processes, and best practices to accelerate the continuous delivery of value to customers and amplify the feedback required to better anticipate failures and increase the quality and performance of applications and services.

This individual will be recognized as the expert in the areas of DevOps, Release Management, and System Engineering. This position will drive the technical research and development to enable continuous innovation and enhancement within the organization by establishing guidelines, best practices and methods for building, testing, deploying and operating new and existing applications and services.

What you\'ll be doing...
    • Develop, maintain, and analyze industry leading solutions, practices, and methods to ensure Bet Buy teams are equipped to build, test, deploy and operate applications • Own the release management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating, and the management of releases for the Best Buy Canada IT platforms • Provide best practices, processes, and release governance to help product development teams manage and deploy releases into all environments • Provide hands on experience with respective tools, practices, and technologies to peers and stakeholders • Work collaboratively with all participants in the software development teams as well as product managers, developers, designers, and testers

What you\'ll need to success:
    • 4+ years of previous release and project management experience • 4+ years of experience deploying and operating applications running in Cloud platforms • 7+ years of experience creating, implementing, and supporting applications for monitoring and reporting • 7+ years of experience with 24x7 operations and support of IT Systems • 7+ years of experience with version control systems Git, Subversion, TFSVC, Stash and other • 7+ years of experience supporting system developed by Oracle forms and Java • 5+ years of experience designing, monitoring, and supporting a large scale and highly available system • 5+ years of experience with automation and orchestral tools such as Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Ansible • 5+ years of experience building CI/CD pipelines • 5+ years of experience with containerized applications and/or microservices • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycles (Agile, Scrum) • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal • A demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams towards task completion

What\'s waiting for you at the head office:

Our goal is work-life harmony for every employee. Don't feel like driving to work each day? Hop on our free shuttle service that runs between our head office and the SkyTrain at Metrotown. Can't find the time to work out as much as you'd like? Hit the treadmill, stationary bike, or weight room in our 24-hour on-site gym staffed by professional trainers. No time to pack a lunch or make breakfast? Our fully catered (and partially subsidized!) cafeteria serves everything from eggs benny and French toast, to fresh-made sandwiches, stir fry, pasta, entrées, and more!

We also believe an amazing work-life harmony includes continual learning and growth... on company time. That's why everyone in our eCommerce and IT departments has their own professional career coach, career development plan, and access to a series of in-house development seminars.

There's more, too:
    • Competitive benefits, including a variety of options for extended health, dental, and life insurance • Registered Pension Plan where the company matches your contributions, dollar for dollar • Employee stock purchase plan, with the company matching up to 5% of your eligible contributions • Significant employee discounts both in-store and online • Coffee bar that serves Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee • Easy access to riverside trails and parks when you need to unplug and take a break • Free parking in our lot and loads of free street parking in the area • On-site dry cleaning drop off and pick up service • Opportunity to participate in regular hackathons and other company-wide events

If this sounds like a perfect fit, we want to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter to apply. Best Buy Canada is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, or sexual orientation.

Posted: January 18, 2019
Closes: March 19, 2019
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