Development Services Engineer – Full-time

Weather Decision Technologies is seeking talented information technology professionals to join the I.T. Operations team located in Norman, Oklahoma. This service oriented group is responsible for maintaining IT and cloud based services, network infrastructure, storage systems and end user devices for the company – and reports to the Vice President of Operations.

The Development Services Engineer is a key focal point for deploying and maintaining datacenter and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud based systems in coordination with developers and solutions architects. The position serves at the IT interface to development and engineering resources, and acts as administrators of all automated continuous development platforms maintained by the Operations team. Additionally, routine maintenance of associated production infrastructure is included as part of this role. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills as the applicant will serve as a key deployment role for companywide projects.

Candidates must demonstrate technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform, and utilize continuous integration software from various vendors to be considered for eligibility. Validated success in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS is preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates with backgrounds in geosciences and meteorology.

Excellent verbal communication skills, professional mannerism and effectiveness in dealing with high stress situations are advisable.

Skill Set Importance
Demonstrated ability to deploy, configure and manage Linux and Ubuntu based instance on server hardware and AMI’s in the AWS environment. Requirement
Demonstrated understanding of AWS services and management technologies including SQS, SNS, RDS, Aurora, S3, EFS and IAM. Requirement
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve degraded or unbootable system states due to, disk capacity issues, network filesystem mount problems, system compromise, auto scaling failures and application misconfiguration. Requirement
Understands how to manage JAVA, Node, PHP and Python based applications and associated services running on Linux based operating systems. Essential
Understands how to manage AWS systems configuration and management API’s via programmatic interfaces; can utilize scripting languages and interpret configuration data in standardized formats. Essential
Understands various Open source continuous integration technologies including Chef, Bamboo or Jenkins; can install and configure various packages using command line tools and installers on Linux based systems. Essential
Ability to effectively utilize whiteboards and software tools such as Microsoft Visio or Atlassian Confluence to author diagrams of web service offerings and interconnected components; communicates via written material to company stakeholders. Ideal
Possesses excellent and obvious verbal and non-written English language skills for effectively assimilating and conveying technical concepts; can present complex technology issues with confidence at subject matter expert level understanding. Ideal

Travel and Duties as Assigned 

  • No travel requirement
  • Rotating after hours support and on-call for support during certain circumstances

Career Growth Plan

Effective employees in this position can expect elevation to Senior Development Services Engineer with commensurate adjustments in salary and increasing levels of responsibility based on annual performance reviews comprising of continuous above average to exceptional ratings from the employees supervisor. Average elevation time for this position is 3-5 years.

Contact Information

Direct report supervisor for this position is:

Andrew J Oldaker
Vice President of Operations – Weather Decision Technologies

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WDT is an equal opportunity employer