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Solarwinds Inc. DevOps Engineer in Ottawa, Ontario


Solarwinds MSP is the world’s leading SaaS based Software Developer for IT Service Management platforms. We currently have a great growth opportunity for a DevOps Engineer within our Development Operations Team supporting our MSP SaaS offerings.

This is a highly collaborative role where you will work closely with the product engineering teams to consult on the optimal deployment configurations, lead new project deployments, and provide ongoing operational support. The SolarWinds MSP family of SaaS offerings and their underlying environments are both experiencing substantial growth.

The DevOps Engineer will play an important role in supporting the 24x7 availability and ongoing growth of our service offerings. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of technical skill, have a collaborate approach to problem solving, and have a financial understanding of the solutions we build. If this describes you and you are passionate about what you do and thrive in a challenging, high-growth, and dynamic environment, please read on.


  • Work with operations and engineering team to optimize deployments.

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

  • Develop automation and orchestration capabilities which allow us to operate at scale

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

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

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

  • Design, implement and test robust failover and disaster recovery procedures

  • Ensure 24x7 availability of service offerings

  • Weekend on-call rotation for escalation services.


  • Experience with orchestration and automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef)

  • Linux/Unix operating system support for mission-critical environments and experience working with large-scale deployments.

  • Building and deploying high availability environments within AWS.

  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL – installation, support, and performance tuning.

  • Hands on working knowledge of AWS deployments at scale considered a strong plus.

  • Hands on working knowledge of Azure deployments at scale considered a strong plus.

  • Hands on working knowledge of Jenkins jobs and build orchestration.

  • Excellent TCP/IP networking experience and understanding (including LB, VPN, Firewalls, etc)

  • Scripting and systems-related programming skills (Python, JSON, Bash etc.)

  • Working with SVN and GIT

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 2019-12694

# Positions 1

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular

Business Group SolarWinds MSP

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