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Senior DevOps Systems Engineer

Date Posted: Dec 6, 2017

Location: Galway, G, IE, H91 R6WF

Company: MetLife

Senior DevOps Systems Engineer


Job Location: Galway, Ireland  


Role Value Proposition: 

The ideal candidate would have hands-on experience using Linux/Unix application installations and configurations along with an understanding of Agile development methodologies. The position requires a strong background in systems engineering, release engineering, the Unix/Linux and Windows operating system, application development and QA testing support. Opportunity to learn new technologies and tools and the ability to work closely with a diverse Global Engineering teams.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide guidance and oversight in planning, organizing and coordinating Enterprise-driven infrastructure initiatives.
  • The role requires close workings with Development, Quality Assurance and Operation teams to address their needs through the delivery of optimal Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions from requirements tracking, source code management, defect and test case management to build management including continuous integration and release artifact management.
  • Co-ordinate infrastructure related activities for teams across multiple data centers in addition to overseeing the process of provisioning, obsolescence management, patching and other related activities.
  • The candidate will work with technology partners to ensure timely delivery of commitments.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor level degree (Level 8) in Information Technology, Business Information Systems or similar discipline
  • 8 + years’ experience in a similar role:
    • Administration with Linux/Unix based enterprise applications
    • Unix/Linux operating systems including shell scripting (Perl or Python or Ruby scripting)
    • Unix/Linux tools installations and configurations including network knowledge and database experience (Apache, Tomcat, HTTP,
    • Oracle, MySQL)
    • Administration with Windows based enterprise applications
    • Software development experience including using Agile methodologies.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail: dedication to quality and excellent documentation skills are key
  • Demonstrated experience of working on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers over the phone
  • Team Player & Hands-on work style
  • Advanced communication and collaboration skills
  • Professional attitude with ability to lead and work as part of a creative team
  • Experience working with global teams (esp. India); ability to influence as well as providing guidance and communication to such teams.
  • Proactive in nature: can-do attitude



  • Experience working with Agile development methodologies
  • Familiarity with QA and Project Management processes and/or tools
  • Collaboration tools such as Confluence or other wiki tools
  • ALM application experience (Stash, Jenkins, uDeploy, Jira, Artifactory, Sonar) desirable
  • AWS Tools e.g. CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, CodeCommit and CodeBuild





Business Category

Global Technology & Operations


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 89202