DevOps Engineer

Redwood City, CA | Freelance | Job ID #45501 |
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Onward Search has an amazing opportunity for a DevOps Engineer at the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. As a DevOps Engineer, you’ll help accelerate some of the client’s Amazon Web Services related work. This individual should have at least a year (ideally more) of hands-on experiences with AWS. The individual should have strong communication skills, be detail oriented, and really passionate about “Automating All the Things”. You should feel comfortable in your ability to understand high level goals and able to translate them into specific operational actions independently.

This is a 6 months contact located in the South Bay that kicks-off towards the end of April!


  • Act as the primary point for operations support within the Social team & interface with other operations teams and game teams
  • Own game onboarding with Social
  • Suggest and implement improvements to automate our infrastructure as code and automate our infrastructure and deployments (Terraform) as well as clients personal build automation systems
  • Strive for fully automated CI & CD pipeline
  • Be the primary point of contact regarding cost estimates, current AWS costs, cost trends, etc. for both production and development environments
  • Manage IAM policies, provide access to various AWS resources; design and refine the workflows used to grant access
  • Help configure AWS VPC or Direct Connect networks as needed
  • Work with other operations teams within EA to come up with optimal system setup
  • Refine DevOps escalation processes for live site issues – participate in after-hours operational support as needed


  • At least 2 years’ experience in a DevOps role and experience with AWS services in particular. You should be comfortable with the AWS command line tools as well as the console
  • B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent) and at least 3 years hands-on experience maintaining unix based services
  • Expected AWS knowledge: EC2, Beanstalk, Cloudtrail & Cloudwatch, S3, Kinesis, DynamoDB, VPC, ELB, IAM
  • Some basic programming experience in Java, shell scripting, or python. (You can identify actions that are redundant and help automate them)
  • You should be experienced with strategies to automate deployment and automate infrastructure, e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, etc
  • Nice to have AWS knowledge: Docker compose, EMR, Redshift, AWS CodeDeploy

Apply today, we look forward to reviewing your resume!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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