Solarwinds Inc. DevOps Engineer in Morrisville, North Carolina


As a member of our Global DevOps Engineering team you will be part of a team responsible for automation, deployment, configuration management, maintenance, and monitoring of the infrastructure which supports the Solarwinds family of cloud-based products. Principal focus for this position is for our eMail security SAAS product but, will also be involved in other product areas within the Global DevOps remit.

Solarwinds MSP provides cloud-based email security, continuity, and archive services to thousands of organizations worldwide. These services use a geographically distributed architecture encompassing multiple datacenters and hundreds of dedicated servers as well as leveraging services from public cloud providers (e.g. Amazon). The Solarwinds family of SaaS offerings and their underlying infrastructure are both experiencing substantial growth. This individual will play an important role in supporting the 24x7 availability and ongoing growth of our service offerings.

A successful candidate will be a highly skilled DevOps Engineer who is also passionate about systems stability, security and operational efficiency. If this describes you and you are able to thrive in a challenging, high-growth, and dynamic environment, please read on.


  • Develop automation and orchestration capabilities which allow us to operate at scale (an IAC mindset and approach to managing environments at scale).

  • Work with operations and engineering team to ensure 24x7 availability of service offerings

  • Develop, support, and document automated build and configuration management processes

  • Optimize security of all operational systems

  • Ensure comprehensive monitoring of all systems, including creation of dashboards for internal team use.

  • Participate in delivery of new service offerings, working closely with development team to deliver low latency, high performance applications

  • Analyze application characteristics and behavior, to optimize hardware configuration and performance of operational systems

  • Provide DB management, experience with DB tuning and optimization considered a significant plus (MySql)


  • Team-centric mentality – comfortable working in a globally distributed team.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and focus on quality

  • Ability to manage multiple, varied activities

  • Flexible approach to working, including on-call responsibilities

  • Enthusiastic and motivated to drive change through technology

  • Ability to work well under pressure

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in appropriate technical discipline.

  • 5+ year’s relevant technical experience

  • Experience designing and implementing SAAS solutions at scale.

  • Holds a AWS Certification, or has proven knowledge of AWS desired.

  • Working experience of DevOps in a global environment Apache, Nginx web farms running high-volume database-driven applications – ideally RHCE qualified or equivalent GNU/Linux experience or qualification

  • Solid TCP/IP networking experience and understanding

  • MySQL experience including database tuning, high availability, replication and optimization.

  • Experience with tools for automation of deployment, monitoring and management of systems, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Vagrant, SaltStack,

  • Scripting and systems-related programming skills

  • Network, OS and Application monitoring tools, such as Munin, Nagios, Zabbix

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-12399

# Positions 1

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular

Business Group SolarWinds MSP