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Lead DevOps Engineer: AWS and K8s Sofia, Bulgaria

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Lead DevOps Engineer: AWS and K8s Description

Job #: 57730
EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM) is a leading and fast-growing global provider of Software Engineering, Design and Consulting services with over 37,000 professionals globally. EPAM occupies a unique position in the digital services industry. Part agency, part consultancy, part innovation lab, EPAM is dedicated to helping global enterprises thrive in the digital age. We innovate breakthrough strategies, experiences and products designed to reinvent the relationship between companies and their customers. We believe in testing and measuring, in continuous improvement, in the relentless pursuit of results.

You are curious, persistent, logical and with a growth mindset – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as LEAD DEVOPS ENGINEER or any level above.

What You’ll Do

  • Communicate with the customer - work directly with the Customer team, led with the experienced yet open-minded management
  • Join ONE team of friendly and fun professionals: no other team knows how to have a good time as we do. We all respect each other as equals and not only get along on a work level but personal as well
  • Ensure installing, configuring, and supporting of network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls (LAN, Global WAN [MPLS], multiple carriers, BGP, etc.)
  • Maximize network performance through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Arrange scheduled upgrades
  • Investigate faults and performance issues in the network
  • Take care for updates of network equipment to the latest firmware releases
  • Present report of network status to key stakeholders
  • Lead and coach team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for growth


  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience with one or more of the following:
    • Public or private cloud: AWS (GCP, Azure or OpenStack can be plus)
    • Containers: Kubernetes (Docker, LXC, BSD Zones, etc. can be plus)
    • Advanced sysadmin skills: Linux or Windows
    • TCP Networking. AWS Network experience (transit gateway, direct connect, VPC, etc.) is strongly preferred
    • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification preferred
    • Firewall configuration experience, ideally experience with both hardware and software-based Palo Alto firewalls and Panorama
    • Experience with unassisted configuration and deployment of Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches, ISR and ASR routers, Wireless Access Points, and controllers
    • Experience and good understanding of BGP, EIGRP, IPSEC VPN, routing redistribution
    • Experience with monitoring tools
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ready to take responsibility for the team outcome and the result of delivery
  • Willingness to mentor less-experienced colleagues
  • Desire to communicate with the customer intensely
  • Intention to acquire new skills continuously
  • Strong problem-solving characteristics as opposed to the narrow specialist
  • Interest in long-term collaboration (1+ years)
  • Clear, concise communication skills and good command of written and spoken English

Nice to have

  • The following experience is considered as a big plus. However, if you do not have some of these - we are ready to train you:
    • Configuration management: Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt Stack
    • Virtualization: KVM/libvirt or HyperV
    • Scripting/coding: Bash, Python, Go or Java
    • Version control systems: git, Subversion or CVS etc
    • CI/CD: Jenkins, GoCD, Travis, CodePipeline or Bamboo
    • Team or project-leading experience
    • Able to conduct technical interviews

We offer

  • Opportunity to engineer your future
  • Personal development program that will allow you to be valued for your strengths
  • Wide range of professional trainings and workshops
  • Broad projects variety and possible mobility between projects over the time
  • Collaborate in a multicultural environment and exchange best practices with colleagues around the world
  • Varied social benefits; Sports, Transportation and Health programs
  • Work-life balance and flexible schedule, team buildings and sport opportunities
  • Modern office in the Infinity Tower business center
  • Remote By Design™ - we provide you with virtual working environment making you able to be productive and work from any location – being your home, a nice sunny terrace, summer or any of the EPAM offices all around the globe

Equal Employment Opportunity

EPAM Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. Nevertheless, we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

At EPAM, employment actions are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision

EPAM will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Affirmative Action Obligations as a U.S. Government Federal Contractor

As a U.S. federal government contractor, EPAM is committed to meet its affirmative action obligations to make good faith efforts to expand the recruiting pool of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans through outreach, targeted recruitment, training opportunities and other activities. We affirm this commitment annually in EPAM’s Affirmative Action Plans. The full text of our Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with a Disability and Protected Veterans is available for inspection in the People Operations Department during normal business hours. Email the People Operations Department to schedule an appointment.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities

EPAM is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the employment application process, please send an email to the People Operations Department including your name, a detailed description of your requested accommodation, and the best method to contact you. If you have already reviewed a job posting or submitted an application for a job, please include the requisition number. We will assist you and make a determination on your accommodation request on a case-by-case basis.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of EPAM Systems Inc., are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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