Contract Senior DevOps Engineer, Cloud Program

Cenovus Energy - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Worker Type: Contingent Worker

Group: IT Projects & Programs Department

Job Post End Date: 11/19/2019

About Cenovus

We’re a Canadian integrated oil and natural gas company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to maximizing value by responsibly developing our assets in a safe, innovative and efficient way.

Our operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and British Columbia. We also have 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries.

Our shares trade under the symbol CVE, and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Job Description

The IT Deliver team has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Senior DevOps Engineer within our Cloud Program for a 1 year contract. Reporting to the IT Delivery Group Lead and working closely with the Cloud Program Operational Readiness Stream Lead, The successful candidate will focus on automating high value services, mentoring Dev Ops Engineers and designing/implementing the DevOps practice and tools.

Work Environment

This is a 1 year contract position based in our downtown Calgary office.


Work on an AWS focused deployment team with a focus on automated provisioning and self-service of application and services to the Business groups
Provide automation technical leadership. Create and automate new and existing services
Demonstrate deep scripting experience across a range of languages e.g. Python in working with Business teams on solutions implementation
Build and create disposable development and testing environments
Demonstrate ability to integrate various security and data protection technologies and controls into automated solutions
Implement emerging Cloud and DevOps technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies to increase cost effectiveness and flexibility
Participate in technical incident management and troubleshooting escalations, as needed
Troubleshoot systems, software, failures and make changes to improve current automated performance following established change management practices. Oversee usage and billing eliminating wasteful resources such as developer systems not made dormant when not in use
Update and maintain Cloud documentation, participate in strategy, DevOps engineering documents, change control, trouble tickets, procedures, and other documentation

Desired Skillset

Deep understanding and proven experience with automation, DevOps and AWS
Minimum of 8 years’ related experience within the areas of Infrastructure and Application Automation and Delivery; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 5 years' experience of contributing to the success of a range of midsize-to-large initiatives with above-average levels of complexity and business criticality
Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience working with in a DevOps practice and implementation of cloud technology and process solutions to enable highly available infrastructure
Knowledge of AWS with demonstrated ability to properly establish access controls for a virtual private cloud
Certified or experienced in Agile Scrum. Able to work quickly and constructively with development teams to translate needs into infrastructure ready environments
Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures and services available in AWS: web servers, application servers, database servers, load balancers, and storage

Technical Skills

Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations to troubleshoot and resolve issues in the development, test and production environments
AWS experience particularly around cloud foundation services (Compute, network, storage and databases)
Manage and maintain CI and CD tools (AWS Code builder)
Maintaining, installing and configuring servers with Terraform, Chef, Puppet, etc. or similar Configuration/ provisioning tools
Experience with RBS and NoSQL DB
Continuous Integration and automated testing with Jenkins or similar tools
Experience performing coding assessments and analytical problem-solving skills
Terraform templating
Competent in programming or scripting languages (Python, PHP, Ruby etc.)
Knowledge of current trends and best practices


Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
College diploma or university degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent Technical Leadership experience
Amazon Web Service (AWS)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional an asset
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Associate
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional an asset
VMware or CCNA Cloud Certification an asset
Microsoft Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (MCSE)
Microsoft Developer Certification an asset
Red Hat Certified Cloud Architect an asset
ITIL Foundations an asset

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT November 18th, 2019 .


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