Colombo, Sri Lanka

Our offshore DevOps team works with one of the largest insurance companies on Wall Street. We are seeking a Tech Lead/Senior Engineer to lead our Agile/Scrum team in Colombo. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with in-house developers and gain exposure to bleeding edge technologies and a large US corporate culture. Candidate will be highly motivated and talented with the ability to quickly learn new and unfamiliar technologies.



  • Lead and manage a team of DevOps and systems Engineers to support Continuous Delivery, test automation, and deployment automation

  • Contribute to and work across many different projects and technologies, as needed

  • Collaborate with other Engineering Leads and the Product team to coordinate product releases

  • Create and share a strategic vision for the team as well as hiring and scaling the team to meet that vision

  • Measure and maintain reliability through instrumentation and monitoring

  • Prepare status reports and participate in management meetings

  • Mentor, develop and train junior staff members as needed

Desirable skills:

  • 1 - 2 years’ experience as a tech lead or scrum master

  • Strong Linux system Administrator skill, preferably in RedHat or CentOs

  • Strong Scripting skills, preferably (one or more) shell, Python, Ruby or Perl

  • Experience with Puppet or Chef

  • Experience with PowerShell

  • Familiar with Micro containers and tools (one or more) such as Docker, Docker compose, Swarm, Consul, Mesos and Kubernetes

  • Experience with Open source technologies such as Apache or Tomcat

  • Experience with centralized logging facilities such as Splunk is a plus

  • Working knowledge of Build automation tools (one or more) such as Jenkins or Maven or Gradle is desirable

  • Knowledge of version control systems such as SVN, Git or Perforce and understanding of branching and tagging of releases

  • Familiarity with Object oriented programming and Java application is a plus

Education: A Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or higher level education.


Experience: 6+ years’ experience is desirable


Candidate should have excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken), a strong work ethic and ability to perform in a high-pressure environment. Further, candidate must be self motivated and exhibit growth potential. This is a very dynamic work environment where team members will be continually challenged. Highly motivated individuals will thrive in an open culture, which encourages out-of-the-box thinking. An attractive remuneration package including medical insurance and excellent opportunities for career development are available to the right candidate.