Autodesk DevOps Engineer in Ontario, Canada

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries - including the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects - use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets.

An exciting new opportunity has opened for a DevOps Engineer within Autodesk Cloud Solutions.

The successful candidate will wear many hats: first responder, configuration management developer, system architect, capacity planner, and monitoring expert. Superlative technical and communication skills are required for you to be successful within this role. A "best practices", common sense approach to a global DevOps Engineer role should be demonstrated in previous work experiences and considered second nature to the applicant.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and scale hosting solutions for a highly dynamic SaaS based web applications with Amazon Web Services.
  • Install, secure, monitor, manage, and maintain Linux servers in a global environment.
  • Ensure Linux and Cloud standards, processes, procedures, and best practices are efficient, effective, and documented.
  • Use modern administration tools like Chef and AWS Cloudformation to manage and deploy to a vast army of virtual machines.
  • Work with development, quality assurance and documentation teams during the product development cycle to ensure quality control.
  • Automate processes were possible and create new technologies when needed.


  • Minimum 2 to 5 years experience administering Linux in development and production environments.
  • Working knowledge of complex web hosting configuration components, including firewalls, load balancers, web servers, application servers, and database servers.
  • Understanding of the Java Run-time Environment including memory utilization, performance monitoring, analyzing heap dumps and stack traces and general troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Java application deployment, clustering, application rollout, and familiarity with J2EE concepts.
  • Configuration management experience with Chef or similar systems.
  • Well versed in Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat.
  • Solid understanding of shell scripting, processes and threads, SSH, cron and other UNIX fundamentals.
  • IP networking, including familiarity with the functionality, operating, and failure modes of networks.
  • Experience with PostgreSQL is a plus.
  • Disaster recovery planning and experience with high availability systems.
  • Amazon Web Services experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field; Computer Science preferred.

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Title: DevOps Engineer

Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Requisition ID: 16WD21765