Staff DevOps Engineer

  • Ampere
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

This position can be located in Portland, OR or Santa Clara, CA or Durham, NC

The Role 
As a DevOps Engineer you will be responsible for developing tools and solutions to support multiple environments and teams. You will define and execute processes and methods to deploy, operate and monitor these systems at scale. In addition to tools and automation, your work will involve coordinating movement to the cloud with multiple teams across the organization.  This is an entrepreneurial team where we will solicit our services to many internal business units and ultimately shape the future of DevOps in the organization. 

What you'll do: 

  • Brainstorm new ideas and ways to improve development and delivery. 
  • Design and document various processes and update existing processes. 
  • Iterate on best practices to increase the quality & velocity of deployments. 
  • Consult with peers for feedback during testing stages. 
  • Automate processes so that engineers can self-service their operational requirements. 
  • Deploy, automate, maintain and manage cloud and on prem systems. 
  • Design and implement turnkey CI/CD using tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Containers, and Cloud services. 
  • Design and implement auto scaling environments in multi-cloud environments.  
  • Ensure the availability, performance, scalability, and security of Development, QA, and Production Systems. 
  • Maintain build, release, and configuration management systems. 
  • Help facilitate release acceptance testing by the Engineering teams. 
  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains. 
  • Suggest architecture and process improvements. 
  • Evaluate new technology options and products (commercial and open source). 
  • Ensure critical system security using best in class solutions. 

What you bring: 

  • Effective and skilled at communication/collaborating with multiple internal groups and business units located around the world. 
  • Fluent Scripting in Perl/Python, YAML, Bash, PowerShell, JSON, etc.   
  • Linux systems administration experience. 
  • Cloud automation and workload experience (AWS, Azure, OCI, or GCP) 
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new environments. 
  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues. 
  • Understanding of version control systems (Git, Perforce, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of MySQL, Postgres, Casandra, Redis, OracleDB or MongoDB. 
  • Strong knowledge on container solutions like Docker, Kubernetes (+), etc. 
  • Experience with system monitoring tools. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (English). 
  • Ability to multitask effectively in a dynamic environment. 
  • Ability to manage without authority. 


  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent experience. 

Perks in Portland 

  • Walking distance of breweries, landscaped parks, art galleries, restaurants and shops
  • Garage parking
  • On-site bike parking and repair station
  • Gym
  • On-site café, bar, and market
  • Roof top terrace with Willamette River views
  • Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks
  • Standing /Ergo friendly desk set-up
  • Game room
  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Our Company 

Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world’s first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

Our Story 

Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.

Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm®-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications.  Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.