Senior DevOps

Stocksy United

September 12, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

We are an artist owned cooperative, founded upon the principles of equality, respect and the fair distribution of profits. Created by industry veterans, we provide sustainable careers through profit sharing and co-ownership with our artists. We also pay one of the highest royalty rates in the industry. 

Our head office is located in historic Market Square, in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC, Canada.

Job Summary: 

Senior DevOps - Victoria, BC

Stocksy is looking for an instrumental candidate to play a key role in growing and strengthening the technical aspects of our business. We are looking for a senior LAMP developer with an excellent understanding of JQuery, Backbone, PHP and a proven track record of developing sophisticated applications and influencing the systems that support them. 


  • Write code and help architect systems that solve complicated application challenges around performance, database scaling/sharding, data transformation, message queuing, etc. 
  • Maintain and improve methodologies and best practices
  • Ensure we maintain four nines of uptime
  • Refine and implement processes to develop a culture of quality and high availability in our technology platform
  • Help manage our local and our Amazon Web Services cloud environments.
  • Instrument monitoring solutions to share insights into application performance and understand emerging issues
  • Define processes to support high-availability on all supported services


  • 3 - 5 years experience coding and supporting operations on a large scale website
  • An excellent understanding of PHP, Javascript and CSS and libraries like JQuery, Backbone, and Marionette
  • Participated in the day to day optimization, scale and management of a high traffic commerce site
  • Experience with a Configuration Management System
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Some experience acting as a technical lead role in an agile environment
  • Have experience managing application deployments and release management
  • Able to easily troubleshoot and solve various performance issues in heterogeneous environments and systems
  • Very familiar with modern object oriented languages
  • Proficient in Linux

Desired Technology Expertise:

  • Atlassian Products (JIRA, Stash, Bamboo, Confluence)
  • PHP / Zend / JQuery / Backbone / Marionette
  • Solr or Lucene
  • Memcached/Redis
  • RabbitMQ
  • Vagrant, Puppet, Capistrano
  • Apache Zookeeper
  • Public Cloud Deployments on Amazon Web Services (S3, EC2, CloudFront, RDS/MySQL)
  • Familiarity with basic Agile methodologies
  • Experience with relational databases
How To Apply: 

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.