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Staff DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Job Summary

The Staff Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer is responsible for helping define and implement industry standards and best practices around our cloud microservices platform, as well as providing technical leadership to the team. They will engage regularly with development, quality, security and other teams to ensure the highest level of quality is being met.

Essential Job Functions:

Infrastructure Management - Own and guide the IaC repositories, tools, and process for management and automation of our Infrastructure. Support the Infrastructure in all environments, providing support to ensure the performance, availability, and security of our platform to all users. Own and continually improve the Observability systems to ensure issues are known before they have impact and that we have the data we need to address them.

Process Management - Provide technical leadership to the DevOps team, including training and documenting new and existing processes and procedures. Take on complex projects and see them through from design to implementation. Stay current in industry trends, best practices, and technology and bring those insights to the teams.

Design Review - Provide technical design review to developers to ensure their services meet our best practices for production services. Contribute code as well as provide code and design review for tools developed internally, which help automate and increase the velocity and quality of service.

Reports To: Senior Manager

Direct Reports: None

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements:

  • Normal office environment.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • This position is hybrid with an onsite schedule of 3-4 days per month. In-office requirements are subject to change based on business needs. This position is currently available to candidates that reside within 60 miles of Columbus, OH.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT or related field; or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in building and maintaining a production cloud microservice platform.
  • Experience building, testing, and designing software and automation.
  • Experience providing technical leadership to a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, IT or related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven record of accomplishment as a DevOps engineer in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure (VPC, EC2, EKS, S3, SSM, RDS, etc.).
  • Strong experience with containers (Docker, EKS, Kubernetes, etc.).
  • Ability to produce quality documentation.
  • Experience providing technical leadership to a team of engineers.
  • Knowledge of service meshing (Istio, ingress/egress gateways, load balancers, etc.).
  • Knowledge of various databases and web technologies (NGINX, RabbitMQ, Postgres, Mongo, Redis, etc.).
  • Experience deploying and supporting microservices-based architectures.
  • Strong experience with various managed and self-hosted CI/CD tooling (Travis, Buildkite, Codefresh, Github Actions, etc.).
  • Solid understanding of DNS, TCPDUMP, CDNS, SSL, Git, firewall and network concepts.
  • Strong Linux fundamentals (RedHat/Debian).
  • Scripting ability (Bash, Go, Python).
  • Strong experience with automation tools (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, etc.).
  • Analytical/problem troubleshooting to resolve infrastructure issues.
  • Understanding of logging and monitoring tools (Opsgenie, Splunk, Datadog, ELK, etc.).
  • Understanding of network, application, and infrastructure security in a high-compliance industry.


Other Duties

This job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to add and/or delete essential functions from this job at any time.

Typical Starting Range:

$133,500.00 - $241,900.00

Full Salary Range for position:

California: $153,500.00 - $302,400.00

Colorado: $133,500.00 - $254,000.00

New York: $146,800.00 - $302,400.00

Washington: $140,100.00 - $278,200.00

The actual base pay within this range may be dependent upon many factors, which may include, but are not limited to, work location, education, experience, and skills.

Bread Financial offers medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and other voluntary benefits (including basic and optional life insurance, supplemental medical plans, and short and long-term disability) to eligible associates (regular full-time associates scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more) and their spouses/domestic partners, and child(ren) under the age of 26. New associate elected coverage begins on date of hire (with the exception of disability coverage which has a 6-month waiting period). Six weeks of 100% paid parental leave for eligible parents is available after a 180-day waiting period. Hired associates can immediately enroll in Bread Financial’s 401(k) plan.

All associates receive 11 paid holidays. Associates have discretion in managing their time away from work through the Flexible Time Off (FTO) program and may need to notify and receive approval from their manager prior to taking the time off. Associates (except those located in Illinois) receive 80 hours of Paid Sick and Safe Time (“PSST”) upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. Illinois associates receive 40 hours of Illinois PSST upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year and 40 hours of Illinois Paid Leave upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. Illinois Paid Leave must be used before associates in Illinois will be approved to take FTO.

Hired associates will be able to elect the purchase company stock during offering periods in June and December. You will be eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance.

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About Bread Financial

At Bread Financial, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community, and be part of our award-winning culture. We’ve been consistently recognized as a best place to work nationally and in many markets and we’re proud to promote an environment where you feel appreciated, accepted, valued, and fulfilled—both personally and professionally. Bread Financial supports the overall wellness of our associates with a diverse suite of benefits and offers boundless opportunities for career development and non-traditional career progression.

Bread FinancialTM is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive suite of payment solutions that includes private label and co-brand credit cards and Bread Pay™ buy now, pay later products. Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer products that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded Bread CashbackTM American Express® Credit Card and Bread SavingsTM products.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bread Financial is powered by its approximately 7,000 global associates and is committed to sustainable business practices.

  • Bread Financial offers competitive pay, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).
  • The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for the Company.
  • The Company participates in E-Verify.
  • The Company will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.
  • The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. The Company will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process. Applicants with disabilities may contact the Company to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at TaOps@breadfinancial.com.

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