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DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

at Echo Global Logistics

Chicago, IL

Position Summary 

As a DevOps Engineer you will work closely with Echo’s development and infrastructure teams to manage our middleware applications. You will help define the architecture and best practices for using these applications. You will guide developers as they use the middleware applications’ services, help our NOC configure monitoring, and coordinate maintenance activity. As new middleware applications are adopted by the organization, you will help evaluate them and make them production ready.

Essential Position Functions


  • Have a passion for technology. It’s what you were born to do.
  • Are interested in learning about a wide variety of platforms and technologies
  • Love automation
  • Are a quick learner. You dive right in to the documentation and aren’t afraid to try new things.
  • Have a strong desire to help others and teach them how to use new tools
  • Are organized, but are also comfortable working through unclear requirements
  • Can easily work on projects that span multiple business units with a variety of stakeholders
  • Are able to engage in healthy debate without getting personal


  • Value passionate product people, technologists, go-getters who never stop seeking ways to advance existing technology and processes
  • Have a high focus on career development and the runway to get you there
  • Work hard and smart
  • Offer competitive compensation, benefits, 401k, challenging projects, company-wide events, coworkers and leaders who will push you to get better, a sense of community not found elsewhere


  • Define the server architecture and best practices for Echo’s middleware applications (such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, Redis, Elasticsearch, Consul)
  • Assist developers with using middleware services in their applications
  • Facilitate monitoring of middleware applications by our NOC team
  • Plan and coordinate maintenance activity and upgrades
  • Troubleshooting production problems and help resolve issues
  • Evaluate new applications and integrate them into our systems
  • Assist with capacity planning and disaster mitigation

Position Requirements


  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience managing production systems
  • Experience with open source middleware services (such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, Redis, Elasticsearch, Consul)
  • Experience with scripting languages (such as PowerShell, Ruby, Python, Bash, or similar)
  • Knowledge of IP networking, DNS, load balancing, firewalls, etc.
  • Experience with virtualization platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V or VMWare ESXi
  • Familiarity with administrative tasks on Windows Server and Linux
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including writing technical documentation

Beneficial Experience

  • Understanding of object-oriented programming techniques (with .NET, Java, Ruby, or a similar language) throughout the software development lifecycle; including unit testing, debugging, compilation, integration, and deployment
  • Experience with container technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, etc.)
  • Experience with build, deployment, and orchestration technologies (such as Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, Jenkins, Artifactory, Vagrant)
  • Familiarity with development tools (such as compilers, IDEs, source control systems, logging tools, etc.)
  • Experience with architecting and managing Cloud solutions using AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.


Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.


Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.


Business Architect

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.


Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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