DevOps Engineer

Talis has been retained to recruit a fulltime DevOps Engineer for a privately held retailer that specializes in all aspects of tabletop gaming. This is an amazing opportunity and a huge success story. Founded in the late nineties in the owner’s garage, this company has risen from humble beginnings to now having a global web presence with 450+ employees & 150M rev.

In addition to record breaking online sales, they are also redefining the brick-and-mortar game store experience with a national expansion underway.

This is a 100% REMOTE friendly Seattle based role.


We are seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our team and help manage our web infrastructure and application deployment. This position reports to the Director of IT.  As a DevOps Engineer, you will help architect the future of our web infrastructure and lead our migration to a highly scalable cloud infrastructure.  You will use your skills as both a systems engineer and software developer to help take our web infrastructure to the next level.  If you love architecting, managing, monitoring, scaling, and building modern cloud applications, then this just might be the job for you.


  • Design, build and manage web infrastructure using cloud technologies and infrastructure-as-code
  • Configure and support a centralized build and deployment infrastructure.
  • Mature the CI/CD pipeline to enable teams to scale in a self-service way to help reduce deployment cost and time.
  • Automate the creation and configuration of application environments.
  • Implement & Improve infrastructure and application monitoring, alerting, and logging systems.
  • Perform code reviews and engineering discussions to drive the best ideas forward.
  • Promote and use best practices with high attention towards security, stability, and scalability.
  • Assist developers as needed with security guidance, infrastructure expertise and deployment support.
  • Work with developers of all skill levels and help with everything from local development environments through application planning.
  • Provide technical assistance to development teams to assist in the adoption and implementation of DevOps practices.


  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a DevOps related position, or equivalent experience in application development and cloud Infrastructure.
  • Hands on experience creating and maintaining scalable, distributed and secure web infrastructures using cloud services like AWS or GCP
  • Experience with a configuration management software (Terraform, Ansible).
  • Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment (Jenkins, Github Actions, Circle CI)
  • Understanding of application Containerization and Orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with web application security and vulnerabilities
  • Experience with Application and system monitoring tools (Nagios, PRTG, DataDog).
  • Experience with database architecture, maintenance, and operation. (MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch)
  • Strong knowledge with version control and git.
  • A programming/scripting language (Python, Ruby, Bash, PHP).
  • Experience with agile methodologies and frameworks
  • Participate in on-call rotation to ensure services are operational and highly available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of fundamental network technologies (DNS, Load Balancing, SSL, TCP/IP, HTTP)
  • An aptitude for new coding languages and technologies
  • Understanding of modern PHP frameworks like Laravel a plus
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Understanding of ITIL terminology

Location / Work Schedule

  • Remote

Job Type / Salary

  • Full Time
  • Exempt: Range from $130,000-$160,000 depending on qualifications and experience


  • Paid Time Off: 5 weeks accrued per year.
  • Health Benefits: Zero cost premium options for Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Retirement: 401(k) with 4% Safe Harbor match, no vesting period
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Accounts
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Confinement Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount

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