Durham NC

DevOps Engineer - Durham (Local only, non-remote)

Smashing Boxes is looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer with a knack for problem solving and a love of bleeding-edge web technology. This role requires a person with a background in software engineering combined with a deep understanding and demonstrated experience with information technology operations.

Candidate must have experience building, shipping and operating at least one software-as-a-service (SaaS) product using at least one major cloud technology. The ideal candidate would have done several such products using several cloud technologies (VM’s/containers/cloud services) on several different clouds (AWS/Rackspace/Azure). This role will guide the development, deployment and operation of core cloud technology used by major Service Provider (SP) and Enterprise customers all over the world. The emphasis of this role is to both do hands-on implementation and to influence and guide the platform development to be highly operable and efficient – for both development of new features and core operations.

This role is oriented towards the actual implementation and operation of the product. The candidate is expected to have strong hands-on skills and will contribute technically to the organization, its clients and its employees.


We have a few core requirements, they are:

  • 5+ years relevant work experience building complex API-driven systems
  • Very strong understanding of cloud technologies - has deployed more than one solution on the cloud
  • Locally based or willing to relocate - in house position

We want you if you’re good at:

  • Distributed systems, ideally in a cloud environment (AWS is ideal)
  • Kubernetes and container technologies
  • Docker and Ansible, exposure to automation tooling (chef/puppet/salt/etc)
  • OpenStack, OpenShift, and VMWare
  • Understanding underlying internet protocols as they impact front end development choices
  • Networking and complex networked software systems

Even better if you:

  • Have a bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experienced in Agile environments – both scrum and kanban
  • Detail-oriented personality who does not lose sight of the big picture
  • Able to contribute beyond just coding (code reviews, demos, proof of concept solutions)
  • Love learning and mentoring


Creativity and innovation are fueled by a little R&R. We value work-life balance above all else and bake it right in with benefits like:

  • 10 paid holidays (includes your birthday off!)
  • 15 days of paid vacation accrued your first year, 20 days after three years, and 25 days after five

We are a family and families take care of each other. We prove it with benefits like:

  • Health and dental coverage with 100% of employee premiums paid by Smashing Boxes
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid bonding leave for new parents
  • Flexible work schedule including work from home options

Plus we've got all the basics covered; and then some:

  • Simple IRA with 3% company match
  • Coffee, snacks, beer on tap from local breweries
  • Innovation time every Friday afternoon
  • Ongoing learning opportunities and support

Thank you.
We’ll be in touch soon.

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