DevOps Specialist

DevOps Specialist

Islamic Relief Canada is looking for a DevOps Engineer to be part of the technology team of application developers and system admin. Duties include ensuring IT infrastructure is auto-scalable, efficient, secure while reducing the cloud expense, alongside assisting with the implementation of an organization-wide technology transformation.

Successful candidates will look at the cloud infrastructure critically, have benchmarking/testing conditions to improve the infrastructure and ensure optimal performance is achieved during peak and off peak time.

Status: Full time, 1 year contract
Location: Burlington, ON / Remote
Reports to: Technology Manager
Department: Technology

Submit applications to: [email protected]

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Collaborate with the IT team to transform requirements into scalable, production-grade systems

  • Develop cloud-native systems from ground up using a modern technology stack
  • Use Infrastructure as Code like terraform to define and deploy infrastructure to cloud
  • Define, collect, analyze metrics to define opportunities for improvements
  • Work in small, highly technical teams employing CI/CD and Agile/Scrum practices
  • Participate in architecting and designing the infrastructure as it relates to DevOps/Site Reliability, Performance and Deployment
  • Support the development of new applications, production capacity and post-review of deployments
  • Design and develop automation solutions for application build and deployment
  • Enhance and maintain existing solutions bringing in lessons learnt and best practices
  • Proactively recommend solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of different approaches
  • Collaborate with the development team, support, and business on day to day development requests and support
  • Collaborate with multiple teams both upstream and downstream for development and issue resolution
  • Actively document all activities and participate in peer review for code and documentation
  • Follow industry best practices in all development activities



  • Experience with linux based systems
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, Nginx, Kiali, PostgreSQL, Git, CI/CD, Helm
  • Expert GCP site reliability/DevOps developer who has worked with all of GCP’s offerings
  • Knowledge of, Odoo framework will be considered an asset
  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment
  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles
  • Motivated self-starter who is able to take both guidance and initiative
  • Detail-oriented and committed to deadlines
  • Use tools like locust to benchmark system performance
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Please email applications to [email protected]