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DevOps Engineer III

Avantax Wealth Management

This is a Contract position in Greeley, CO posted May 13, 2022.

Blucora has a bold aspiration: we are committed to giving all people the tools needed to lead healthy financial lives
– tools often reserved for the wealthy.

We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality.

Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing, and a singular focus on driving end-user value.

Since charting new territory daily is part of everyone’s job at Blucora, we’ve attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal.

If you agree that problem-solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep-dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you Position Summary TaxAct, a subsidiary of Blucora and sister company to Avantax Wealth Management and Avantax Planning Partners is seeking a DevOps Engineer III that will be responsible for designing, building, and supporting the processes and systems needed to drive our continuous integration environment as well as the systems to deploy, manage, and monitor our production workloads.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Manage all components in the full stack and assist with building out server automation across the entire infrastructure.

Solve technical problems and make improvements to our systems, which includes deployment, monitoring, and maintenance.

Build tools for our internal use to improve and support our build and deploy process.

Improve automated deployments, monitoring, management, and incident response.

Develop infrastructure and configuration as code.

Perform troubleshooting of both application and infrastructure issues.

Ensure critical systems, applications, and services are always up and running by monitoring, gathering, and analyzing data from different network sources.

Serving as a DevOps subject matter expert for the organization and mentoring team members on DevOps principles.

Education & Experience Bachelor’s Degree with a major course of study in Computer Science or Information Technology preferred.

(10yrs relative experience).

Working knowledge of high-level programming languages e.g.

C#, C, C++, Java a plus.

Demonstratable knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Powershell, Bash, NodeJS, Ruby, etc.

Key AWS concepts
– EC2, RDS, S3, IAM, VPC, ECS, Lambda, DynamoDB, Redis, API Gateway.

5 years experience building, deploying, and monitoring web-scale systems, with in-depth knowledge of infrastructure automation in the AWS environment.

AWS Certification Solution Architect
– Professional is preferred, minimum of Associate.

5 Experience working in a Microsoft environment e.g.

Windows Server, MS Visual Studio, TFS, IIS Web Server, and MS SQL Server.

3 years of experience with Linux system administration (RHEL or CentOS preferred).

Ability to design and implement process automation using scripting languages e.g.

PowerShell, Bash, Python, etc.

Demonstrated experience setting up and managing a continuous integration/continuous deployment environment.

Experience with release management & deployment tools like AWS Code Pipeline, Cloud Formation, AWS Code Deploy, etc.

Solid understanding of zero-downtime deployments and fast rollback strategies.

Experience with monitoring systems using tools like DataDog, CloudWatch, Splunk, and writing health checks.

Experience with network theory e.g.

TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing.

Experience with performance optimization, monitoring, log management, and alerting tools.

Experience with Agile Development and Scrum methodologies.

Working knowledge of high-level programming languages e.g.

C#, C, C++, Java a plus.

Demonstratable knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Powershell, Bash, NodeJS, Ruby, etc.

Physical Demand & Work Effort Keying/typing, standing, walking.

Sitting for an extended period.

Constant mental and/or visual attention; the work is either repetitive or diversified requiring constant alertness in an office environment.

The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable elements are generally absent during the normal performance of the job.

Compliance with company attendance standards.

Comprehensive Benefits We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.

TaxAct At Blucora, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees.

As such, Blucora welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment.

At Blucora, you can expect a supportive, open, and inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions.

Blucora, Inc.

and its subsidiaries, Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners (formerly HK Financial Services), and TaxAct are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and any other status protected under federal or state law.

Blucora considers information gathered in the hiring process, including information on this application, confidential, and only shares it on a need-to-know basis or as required by law.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or by calling 972-870-6000 to speak with a member of the HR Talent Acquisition team.