DevOps Architect in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 10/7/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC005719

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


We are developing a large-scale, state of the art IOT PAAS cloud service commonly used by waste water treatment plants and are actively seeking a helping hand to maintain and improve our cloud infrastructure. As a DevOps Architect / Engineer (m/f) you will work together with the Instrument and Data management team to bring our PAAS infrastructure to the next level. You will help us to improve the deployment of our .NET application and establish continuous delivery and integration. Your comprehensive experience allows you to fulfil your duties autonomously and with a focus on quality and sustainability. Your good communication skills will contribute to the open, straightforward and respectful way the team is interacting with each other.

Essential Functions:

  • Have a DevOps mindset and enjoy spreading the knowledge behind software delivery, versioning and integration
  • You should be ready to get involved in building and improvising the automated tools to build infrastructure, monitoring and alerting system and Data visualization
  • Aficionado of clean code, software design patterns, software testing and applying common infrastructure patterns
  • Coding and/or scripting solutions to automate processes
  • Communicating and collaborating with development teams and IT
  • Identify and implement tools that will optimize processes
  • Azure, Virtualization, AWS, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes: These should ring a bell, and are not a foreign word
  • Administration of different environments on Cloud
  • Experience in writing infrastructure as code using Terraform is a big plus
  • Experience in configuration management tools like Puppet and Ansible is an added advantage
  • Exceptional scripting know-how using Bash, PowerShell and other scripting languages
  • Create and implement strategies to improve processes; including process re-engineering as required
  • Manage license agreements for the development environment
  • Have experience in incident management: should keep a cool head in an emergency, maintain poise amid incidents
  • Collaborate with the Information Security Architect and the R&D Cloud Architect to ensure data privacy compliance and security requirements are implemented for the cloud environments
  • Should be willing to participate on a revolving on call schedule
  • Collaborate on creating and implementing cloud policies and governess
  • You should be open and ready to travel across the globe if required

Job Requirements


  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical degree
  • 3+ years proven experience effectively supporting cloud environments
  • Exceptional attitude and work ethic
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Ability to code and script
  • Experience with systems and IT operations
  • Comfortable with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
  • Strong grasp of automation tools
  • Data management skills
  • A strong focus on business outcomes
  • Object oriented programming know how
  • Possible expert skill areas: Microservices, Docker, Bash, Powershell, Bamboo, Jenkins, Terraform, Kubernetes, Azure, AWS, Application and infrastructure monitoring using Icinga and application insights, Agile software development and Ansible
  • Good to have skill areas: Understanding of .Net, SQL and Angular
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

Environment:  Office environment. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.

Pre-Employment Testing:

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.