Senior DevOps Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, USA Engineering Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

We're searching for a dedicated Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team at Cision. You'd be working closely with Software Engineering and IT Global Infrastructure to Support environmental needs of Development, QA, Product Management & Customer Support.

You'll help us by:

  • Being responsible for release management & deployments as well as troubleshooting & break-fix production application support 
  • Supporting and Improving processes around continuous integration and automated deployments 
  • Maintaining continuous availability of 24/7 Global mission critical Applications, Services and Products 
  • Interfacing directly with Enterprise Architecture and Software Engineering leadership to architect the most efficient and effective environment & products 
  • Administering and maintaining source control systems, including branching and merging strategies – GIT and shared artifact management (BitBucket, Artifactory Pro) 
  • Managing and enhancing build automation tools – msbuild, Maven, Gradle, Rake, Ivy 
  • Supervising & tuning build/deployment pipeline to ensure proper configuration (Jenkins and Bamboo) 
  • Documenting all “stories” through Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence)

You'd be a good fit for the role if you have the following:

  • 3+ Yrs Experience in Elasticsearch and Kubernetes 
  • 2+ Yrs Experience with Cassandra and Java 
  • 5+ Yrs Experience with both Windows and Linux platforms, including the architecture, design, troubleshooting, administration, and management of a distributed systems environment or micro-service based environments 
  • Strong experience with scripting languages (Python, Ruby, bash, Powershell) 
  • Strong experience working on GCP and AWS 
  • Experience with SQL Server and NoSQL (MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra) or other similar high-read / high-write databases to manage big data class sets of application data preferably Cassandra
  • Experience with Ansible, or other SCM tools (Puppet, Chef, Salt) required, preferably Ansible
  • Experience with CI/CD Pipeline tools, Jenkins and Bamboo

You'd be a great fit for the role if you also have the following:

  • Knowledge of open source technologies, as well as containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Distributed Monitoring tools and Time Series Datastores (Grafana/InfluxDB, Sensu) 
  • Expertise setting up and supporting log aggregation using Logstash (ELK stack) 
  • Experience working with APM tools (AppDynamics, Instana, Datadog) 
  • Expertise with IaC solutions such as CloudFormation, Terraform
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
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