Fidelity Life/Efinancial

  • Sr. DevOps Engineer

    Location US-Remote | US-IL-Chicago
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  • Overview

    Fidelity Life and eFinancial are looking for someone to fullfill the positon of Senior Develop Operations Engineer. The Sr.DevOps Engineer's primary responsibility of this job is building, automating and evolving the software, infrastructure, and technologies that our products depend on.  This role will focus on maintaining and expanding our existing infrastructure towards automating everything from initial server provisioning, application deployment to all dev, test, production environments, and monitoring of these services.


    Fidelity Life is a leading provider of financial security for middle market consumers. With a history of innovation, the company is redefining the life insurance industry with patented products and processes. Fidelity Life pioneered the use of predictive analytics to streamline the new business process and revolutionize the speed with which policies can be issued. Established in 1896, Fidelity Life enjoys a long track-record of success and continues to build its reputation of sound fiscal management and customer-focused innovation. 


    In concert with Fidelity Life, eFinancial is an online and call-center-based insurance agency with a proven direct-to-consumer life insurance model. Using a proprietary and patented sales technology platform, eFinancial operates call centers in Chicago and Seattle. eFinancial’s licensed agents and representatives reach thousands of consumers each day to help meet their unique life insurance needs – often with just a single phone call. To complement this channel, the company recently expanded to offer an entirely digital purchase experience.


    Together, Fidelity Life and eFinancial are revolutionizing the life insurance industry to make life insurance more accessible and affordable for everyday Americans. With an integrated marketing, product manufacturing, and controlled distribution system, the enterprise is uniquely positioned for growth.


    Join a fast-growing organization that is leading the direct-to-consumer life insurance industry. With a uniquely integrated marketing, product, and agency model, eFinancial and Fidelity Life are making it easier for middle market customers to get the life insurance they need at a price they can afford.


    • Work with multiple development and operations teams and thrive in a DevOps environment
    • Participate in the design, implementation, and maintenance of the Ruby and Rails applications that make up our products.
    • Work with the development, QA, and Operations teams to automate manual steps in development and deployment processes
    • Work with the development, QA, and Operations teams to ensure adequate level of health monitoring for all production systems, including hardware, server components and deployed applications
    • Design, implement, and test disaster recovery capability for all business critical services
    • Mentor development and operations teams on best ways to work together


    • 10+ years experience in IT organizations in either development and/or operations roles
    • 3 – 5 years experience working in a DevOps role
    • Understand urgency, and when to apply it
    • Write clear, easy to understand documentation
    • Be able to read through and understand code for troubleshooting purposes
    • Have a willingness to calmly own and resolve unexpected incidents that occur in a hosting environment
    • Be a great communicator; written, verbal, Skype, etc.


    • Linux administration (preferably CentOS)
    • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, IAM, CloudFormation, ELB, Route 53, RDS, etc.)
    • Nginx
    • Postgresql
    • RabbitMQ
    • Jenkins configuration
    • Network monitoring
    • Performance tuning
    • Capacity management
    • Automation (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or other is a plus)
    • Versatile self-starter with an eye for detail and a strong sense of ownership
    • Generalist: someone who constantly learns new technologies to find the best tool for the current task
    • Comfort working in a highly collaborative, agile development environment

    Nice to haves…but its ok if you don’t!

    • Basic understanding of LDAP
    • Knowledge of other programming languages (e.g.,  Java, .NET, Python)
    • Knowledge of Solaris
    • Knowledge of Microsoft


    Fidelity Life Association/eFinancial is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse workplace.  As a Fidelity Life/eFinancial employee, you will be eligible for Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health, Dependent Care & Transit), Vision Care, 401(K), Short-term and Long-term Disability, Life and AD&D coverages.



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