To strengthen our growing US team C&F is pleased to offer the following position:

Big Data DevOps Engineer

Location: San Diego County, CA, USA


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

As a senior software engineer you will work as an integral part of our Cloud DevOps team for a pharmaceutical client. The ideal candidate has extensive DevOps knowledge and experience and has previously been part of a DevOps team running an analytical ecosystem in modern cloud-based big data systems in a fast-paced, agile environment.

The specific focus for the DevOps Engineer is on processing engine development as well as the design, development, automation and optimization of its usage in client’s analytic ecosystem:
  • Liaise in a geographically dispersed team by co-location with our client in La Jolla, San Diego
  • Participate in a continuous delivery pipeline to fully automate deployment of the highly available cloud platform that supports multiple teams/projects
  • Build tools for deployment, monitoring and operations. Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments
  • Work with platform architects on software and system optimizations, helping to identify and remove potential performance bottlenecks
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant technologies, plug into user groups, understand trends and opportunities to ensure we are using the best possible techniques and tools
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 2 or more years working in DevOps, software development
  • 1 or more years’ experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration and scripting
  • Strong background in Hadoop, Spark, Scala, Java
  • Extensive experience with a public cloud provider, ideally Amazon Web Services
  • Strong understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery principles and practice
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
  • Research & investigative skills
  • Strong experience with SQL and NoSQL data stores
  • Software process automation with popular scripting languages (Python, Node.js, and/or Ruby)
  • Experience developing code in at least one high-level programming language
  • Experience in automation and testing via scripting/programming
  • Understanding of Agile and other development processes and methodologies
  • Source, build/release, and configuration management in a continuous integration & delivery environment
  • Application performance analysis and monitoring
  • Knowledge of best-practice security and networking techniques for an Internet-facing system
Highly desired, but not required, skills include:
  • Experience with automation and configuration management using Ansible, or an equivalent
  • Java development experience
  • Technology vendor management
  • Amazon Web Services certification highly desired

What we offer:

  • Full time position with option of flexible hours for students
  • Internal training on tools that are being used
  • Opportunity to gain experience through participation in international projects for the largest corporations in the world
  • Work on interesting projects in a creative team
  • Remuneration adequate to experience and the scope of duties
  • Opportunity for professional development
  • Friendly atmosphere

How to apply:

For more information and to apply, please email us your questions or/and resume to with “Big Data DevOps Engineer” in the subject line.