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Senior DevOps Engineer - Remote Opportunity job at KinderCare Education, Seattle

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About KinderCare Education®


KinderCare Education operates more than 1,380 early learning centers, and more than 560 Champions sites, supported by a corporate team of nearly 600 headquarters employees in Portland, Oregon. In 2019, KinderCare Education earned their third Gallup Great Workplace Award – one of only 39 companies worldwide to win this award. 



  • In neighborhoods with our KinderCare® Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to 12 years old


  • At work through KinderCare Education at Work™, family benefits for employers including on-site and near-site early learning centers and back-up care for last-minute child care


  • In local schools with our Champions® before and after-school programs.


Job Summary\:
KinderCare Education is looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer in support of an increased investment in our applications, with a focus on the improvement of Digital experiences for the families we serve. This role will drive technology modernization and best practices and partner in agile work methodologies.

This senior role is a part of a team responsible for bringing the DevOps concept to life at KCE. Develop tools, services, and processes that enable the development pipeline and implement DevOps best practices. The DevOps team also acts as DevOps Ambassador who spreads DevOps values and philosophies throughout the organization. This could include Systems Thinking, Product Mindset, Automation, and Agile.

Key Responsibilities Include\: 
    Build tools, services and establish processes both within and around the development pipeline
    Architect new solutions and DevOps platform that will lead to higher levels of efficiency and security
    Partnering with development teams to ensure that their deployment infrastructure is fully automated
    Influence in architecture and developing the DevOps platform, agnostic of the tools used
    Create automated testing environment
    Collaborate with other IT leaders to establish value stream objectives and key results
    Work with engineers on the design, deployment, and continuous improvement of DevOps capabilities
    Create, Maintain and update best practices of source control and release management
    troubleshoot effectively, applying a logical and systematic search for the root cause of a problem.
    Actively participate in Agile ceremonies such as system demos, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives.
    Use data to determine priorities and deliver on business outcomes
    Champion the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization.


We know that experience is gathered in many ways. These guidelines represent some, but not all of the ways you might have acquired the skills required for this role. If you have a demonstrated ability to fulfill the job duties, but got there in a different way, please apply.

    Passion for learning and working with others to improve yourself, the team, the product, the company.
    Knowledge of Agile/Lean/DevOps methodologies and strategies and experience with agile software development, modern DevOps practices and release cycles
    5+ years of experience in distributed cloud-based software development with strong automation mindset.
    Experience in building CI/CD pipelines for code builds, automation, and deployment to multiple platforms, experience administering source, and/or CI/CD tools
    Knowledge of administering code versioning / code merge tools. Knowledge of standard branching/merging practices in distributed version control tools. 
    Experience administering quality assurance tools and platforms 
    Experience conducting vendor evaluations, product proofs of concepts, pilots and enterprise implementations
    Knowledge of financial services concepts, practices, and procedures, with emphasis on payment processing ecosystem, platforms, and integrated applications and system
    Outstanding communication,ability to initiate and foster collaborative relationships
    Ability to be highly responsive and flexible to meet demanding deadlines

Nice to haves\:
    Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Certification
    AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Certification
    Educational technology experience 

Our highest priority has always been to keep our employees, children, families, and communities as safe and healthy as possible. Starting October 18, 2021, we began requiring COVID vaccinations or weekly COVID testing for all unvaccinated employees who are required to be in a KinderCare Education community space or workspace to perform their work (center, National Support Center, and offsite meeting environments). We are also subject to state law, local ordinances, and Health Department requirements for employees working in child care and school facilities.

KinderCare Education employs more than 32,000 team members across 1,700 locations nationwide. Our devoted family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work®, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools, Knowledge Beginnings® and The Grove School®.


KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

Job country: United States

City: Seattle

Category: National Support Center

Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Job posted 2022-05-16

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