Major League Soccer

Lead DevOps Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
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The Lead DevOps Engineer operates with a high degree of autonomy and is expected to work collaboratively with technology and project leads to help develop solutions commensurate with both the needs and budgets of those projects. They should have a vibrant interest in the evolution of these technologies and the various providers and services available. They are tasked with the management and development of continuous integration and deployment solutions for production applications across various sites/software. They will be spearheading the creation of new technology infrastructures and maintaining configuration management and automation tools.


  • Architect & execute the delivery of scalable, secure, and highly available infrastructure for development team and clients
  • Develop documentation, diagrams, and training documents that empower developers and technical users to leverage infrastructure
  • Develop automated and repeatable build and deployment systems
  • Develop repeatable development, staging, and production environments managed as code
  • Develop standardized and well documented high availability configurations
  • Collaborate with engineers and developers to document & ideate on systems & network design requirements for application architecture
  • Continually identify and provide implement optimizations that improve performance and/or capacity and capture these as well documented or deployable best practices
  • Maximize reusability of all work, focus on empowerment of technical users
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the engineering team and project managers
  • Estimate tasks and build outs, while operating within defined project schedules
  • Ensure our platforms are designed for high availability, scaling and with a keen focus on utilizing security best practices
  • Work with internal and external tech resources to investigate new technical solutions or optimize existing ones to best deliver against our strategy.
  • Stay up to date on current and emerging trends and technologies.


  • Experience in cloud architecture providers such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud
  • Experience with Kubernetes local development
  • Experience deploying containerized applications using Kubernetes
  • Experience with Docker local development
  • Experience with build automation tools such as Jenkins/Gitlab/CircleCI
  • Experience building and deploying Docker containers
  • Experience with general administration of Red Hat and Debian based Linux distributions
  • Experience with multi-server hosting environments (N-Tier, sharding, scaling, failover)
  • Experience with caching & high availability configuration techniques
  • Demonstrable experience with GIT version control
  • Ansible configuration management or experience with other configuration management tools
  • Strong understanding of the software development and release process
  • Communicating technical information in a clear, non-technical manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated decision making and solutions oriented
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer


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