DevOps Engineering - Data Platform


Permanent - Full Time

Area of Interest:

Data & Analytics


Oakville, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Who you are

The DevOps Engineer will act as a subject matter expert on Kubernetes, containers, and microservice architecture within the Data and Analytics team. This role will be a part of the Data Engineering team delivering a high degree of reliable, scalable, and secure best practices for Kubernetes infrastructure. You will be responsible for deploying, automating, maintaining and managing Google cloud based production systems for big data platforms, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of productions systems.

What you'll do

As a DevOps Engineer, you will design and manage deployment solutions and build and configure Kubernetes clusters in Google Kubernetes Engine using standard tools such as Terraform. You will also Build best practices around Kubernetes and microservice development and help teams within Geotab and will implement these practices through documentation, workshops, etc. You will drive the successful delivery of highly visible, complex work in support of Enterprise wide strategic initiatives. You will also play a key role in our Cloud & DevOps roadmap.

How you’ll make an impact
  • Act as a subject matter expert on Kubernetes, containers, and microservice architecture within the Data and Analytics team.

  • Design and manage deployment solutions for multiple Kubernetes clusters, across multiple regions.

  • Build, release and configuration management of production systems. Promote productivity and delivery quality of software engineers by adopting automated pipelines and standardized templates.

  • Pre-production Acceptance Testing to help assure the quality of our products / services.

  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains.

  • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements.

  • Build best practices around Kubernetes and microservice development, and help teams within Geotab.

  • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements.

  • Ensure that adequate troubleshooting tools, logging, and monitoring are implemented across all Kubernetes clusters within the organization.

  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products.

  • Work closely with Geotab’s DevOps team to ensure that Data Engineering infrastructure is inline with DevOps standards.

What you’ll bring to this role
  • Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma Specialization in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Professional certification in Google Cloud Certified, Professional Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, or MCSA Windows Server Certification highly valued.

  • 3+ years of experience with Kubernetes\OpenShift , Istio,Helm, container technologies such as Docker, containerd, rkt.

  • 2+ years’ experience with using a broad range of Google technologies (e.g. GCS, VPC, IAM, KMS, Cloud Shell, Cloud Run, BigQuery, Cloud Pub/Sub, Dataproc, App Engine) to develop and maintain an Google Cloud Platform based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice HA, scalability and cloud security.

  • Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer/Solutions Architect in a 24x7 uptime Google GCP environment, including automation experience with configuration management tools. Proficient in building, releasing and configuring large-scale distributed systems in microservices architecture.

  • Experience with Hashicorp tools such as Terraform and Vault is nice to have.

  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Gitlab CI/CD or Jenkins is required.

  • Strong scripting (e.g. Python, Shell script, Ansible) and automation skills are required.

  • Familiarity with Big Data Technologies, architecture of message brokers such as Apache Kafka, architecture of computation engines and frameworks such as Spark, Flink, Storm, etc.

  • Experience on monitoring and configuring one of such clusters and experience with reliability assurance of large-scale distributed systems.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Work from home and flex work arrangements

Baby bonus

Home office reimbursement program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits (full-time employees only)

Retirement savings program (full-time employees only)

How we work

At Geotab, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Geotab has adopted a hybrid model for working, including a flexible work from home program, with the opportunity to work in our safe, clean offices. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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