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DevOps Specialist

Media Technology and Infrastructure Services (MTIS) is spearheading the consolidation and modernization of CBC/Radio-Canada’s technology and infrastructure in support of our transformation into a modern public media company. Our mission is to support the platforms and the people that connect CBC/Radio-Canada’s audience with stories they care about online, anytime. 

The opportunity 

If you want to enter the world of digital media and be part of the change and growth of one of Canada’s long-established and respected broadcasters, this is your chance. CBC Media Technology and Infrastructure Services (MTIS) is looking for a DevOps Specialist to join the team in Toronto for a 12 month contract.

There are very few places where you can work at this scale. Our infrastructure supports the millions of Canadians who visit the CBC’s digital properties every month. During major events, like the Olympics, a federal election or a major news event, our audience grows exponentially. We want a DevOps Specialist who is excited to help our teams develop infrastructure that allows millions of Canadians to have the experience they come to expect from us.

Our new DevOps Specialist will be responsible for introducing and advocating tools, systems, workflows and processes across both MTIS and CBC Digital Products. While strong core development, systems and infrastructure skills are ideal for this role, we welcome people who feel they can contribute in non-traditional ways. 

If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC. 

Who you are and where are you now?

You have a background in both system administration and software development. You are looking for an opportunity to combine your expertise into a DevOps Specialist role. You want a chance to support multiple teams simultaneously while introducing best practices and process optimization and make a greater impact. You want to increase your work-life balance at a company that has a positive and supportive culture where you can grow your skills and your career and channel your passion for quality and collaboration as a technology and culture advocate, embedding yourself within our culture of continuous learning and improvement. 

You want an opportunity to be a contributing member to our innovation. As we shift infrastructure to gain a competitive advantage for CBC, you will play a key role in building the iterations needed to keep Canadians engaged. 

What’s in it for you? 

Cutting edge tech. CBC has more than 25 digital sites and apps, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no down-time, takes a scalable infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions and rewarding work. Our tech stack includes:

  • JBoss and Tomcat
  • Shell scripting
  • Ansible, Terraform
  • AWS and Azure
  • Git, Bamboo, Jenkin
  • Hosted CMS and microCMS systems
  • Containerization, Kubernetes 
  • Platform supporting the developers needs

Belonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining our dynamic MTIS team, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world. 

Career growth. CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

How you will make a difference as our new DevOps Specialist you will:

  • Implement. You will implement and perform network and instance monitoring. You will follow appropriate remediation tasks in the case of an identified fault.
  • Maximize performance. You will analyze and optimize system configurations and network structures to maximize performance.
  • Support. You will troubleshoot internal software development and operations related issues and provide technical support. You will contribute to the design and deployment on AWS platforms.
  • Maintain. You will ensure the smooth and efficient running of the infrastructure responsible for the operation and development of our audience and internal facing digital assets.
  • Be on-call. You will participate in occasional on-call support for after-hours support coverage.
  • Advocate. Your role will include educating teams and individuals on the benefits and successes of following certain processes and using specific tools. You will strive for - and encourage- collaboration and consistency across teams.
  • Contribute. You will contribute systems expertise to the project planning process including estimating and process improvements. You will actively provide support to internal and external stakeholders and collaborate with vendors.
  • Perfect. You will strive at all times to do work using best practices – through experience or experimentation.

What you bring:

  • Technical background and expertise. You have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering and 5+ years working with high availability systems. You have hands-on expertise with:
    • Expert on AWS Cloud technology and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses 
    • You have deployed via Terraform and Ansible an infrastructure in AWS.
    • Automation and deployment tools such as  Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Jira and Bamboo
    • Linux RHEL
    • Python, Bash, Shell
    • Manage, tune and improve JBoss or Tomcat applications.
    • Apache Solr knowledge would be considered as an asset.
    • Database server technologies such as Postgres, Cassandra, RDS, Aurora are considered an asset 
  • A passion for Agile. You thrive in a fast-paced and Agile Kanban environment. You can participate in bi-weekly sprints and weekly retrospective, planning and backlog grooming meetings.  
  • A growth mindset. You have the ability to think big, keep up to date on emerging trends and industry best practices. You are open to feedback and on a personal mission to pursue new learnings at every opportunity.  
  • A delivery focus. You have a proven track record managing competing priorities while maintaining an ability to execute on time, beyond expectations.
  • An innovative team approach. You are a team player with a positive attitude punctuated by high energy, initiative and perseverance. You can effectively build working relationships, be accountable and coordinate resources with cross-functional teams.

Why join us?

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We are rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. We strive to speak in the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. We live these external values. They are the foundation of our employee culture. A diverse culture of collaboration, learning and continuous improvement.

Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles, and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression. Our team members are given opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally across multiple projects.

Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. We embrace experimentation as a means to learn.

Continuous improvement. At CBC, we always work towards providing the best experience for our audience. To stay competitive, we will continue to invest in cloud infrastructure, working with the biggest names in technology. More than anywhere else, this is a place where your curiosity and your desire to learn and innovate will be satisfied on an ongoing basis.

To Apply:

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here. 

Apply here.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster. 

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