Senior Associate Software Development Engineer, Career Returner



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

At Workday, DevOps will work with developers, QA, CS and product to assist in the issues that are related to the infrastructure of the Strategic Sourcing which is supported through Amazon Web Services. The AWS services that we use daily include but are not limited to, Cloudfront, RDS, VPC, subnets, routing, nacl, security groups, ECS, EKS, API Gateway, and Lambda. Strategic Sourcing is running on Kubernetes Candidates will be working with Kubernettes and Helm Charts. We use Terraform as our code for infrastructure. DevOps takes part in management, security and reliability of all the WSS environments and sites.

Opportunity Onramps® is a pathway to relaunch your career in the technology industry regardless of your background. We recognize that people do not follow the same path in life or their career. The pause may have been taken for a whole host of reasons including but not limited to: caregiving, illness, unemployment, covid-19 impacts, immigration, asylum or refuge seeking needs. At Workday, we embrace the pause, and the unique perspectives it can provide.

Through our Career Returner program, we provide on-the-job training and mentorship. Participants will make an impact at Workday by engaging in significant work, have access to many career growth and skill building opportunities; including networking, training, and ongoing professional development.

About the Role

How You'll Contribute to Our Success

Work closely with development, product, QA and assist them to ensure that our infrastructure is functional and efficient related to all of our internal teams, as well as our external customers

  • Working on big picture, forward-looking processes and additions for our infrastructure with a long-term view
  • Work on improving and monitoring security in all of our development & production environments
  • Work to improve our CI/CD using GitLab

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and maintaining infrastructure for web applications hosted on AWS

  • Docker experience and familiarity with container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, AWS ECS services

  • Familiarity and experience with one or multiple scripting languages such as Ruby, Bash, Python and a strong desire to learn and work in new languages

  • Experience with Helm Charts

  • Experience with Terraform

  • Experience building, optimizing and automating CI/CD workflows and skills in server administration, server hardening, and general debugging

  • Experience in working with GitOps

  • Familiarity with industry standard compliance certifications like ISO 27001, SSAE 16, NIST 800

Career Returner Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of three years of prior work experience and a break from their career for at least one and a half years.

  • Must be available to start August or September 2023

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Previous experience in a DevOps reliability role

  • Experience being in an on-call rotation

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • BS/MS in computer science or related technical fields

Additional Information

  • Our application is built on Ruby on Rails

  • We take full advantage of Postgres with a trigger-based time machine, SQL views, and a willingness to drop from ActiveRecord to raw SQL when it makes sense

  • Sidekiq, Redis, ElasticSearch and websockets definitely play their parts

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!