1/ST Technology

Senior DevOps Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-MD-Hunt Valley
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


Ready to take a different path? Passionate about Technology? Love horse racing? Eager to work in a rapidly growing industry? Fascinated by the world of gambling and casinos? If you answered YES to any of these questions, the 1/ST TECHNOLOGY Group could be the right fit for you!


1/ST TECHNOLOGY is a global group of Technology, service, and wagering companies that provides B2B and B2C wagering and betting infrastructure for the horse racing and casino industries.  Our companies and products include AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, and PariMAX, and we are always eager to add enthusiastic and knowledgeable members to our growing team.  Whether you’re a railbird, gamer, or you’re just passionate about Technology, and we’d love to find out if there’s a spot where you can thrive in the 1/ST TECHNOLOGY Group.  


At 1/ST Technology, innovation drives us to create dynamic digital experiences in the horse racing and gaming industry.


We are seeking a talented Senior DevOps Engineer to work with the Development team to automate process and monitor performance and up-time. This role works with a team implementing best practices and brings in new ideas as technology improvements are made. You will be responsible for creating and administering Kubernetes clusters and Linux services in a 24/7 Cloud environment. In partnership with Product Engineering teams, you will automate and support continuous delivery of highly scalable services to Kubernetes and AWS/GCP (Amazon Web Services/Google Cloud Platform). This position defines key monitoring points and performances metrics along with managing alerts and responding to escalated issues.


Characteristics that drive success: Coaching; Communication Proficiency; Decision Making; Leadership; Organizational Skills; Personal Effectiveness & Credibility; Problem Solving & Analysis; Project Management; Results Driven; Strategic Thinking; Time Management, and Teamwork Orientation; Conflict Resolution


  • Brings ideas and implements solutions for improving infrastructure and software through automation, monitoring, performance tuning, health monitoring and tool creation.
  • Implements highly available, secure, scalable, self-healing CI (Continuous Integration) and productive systems.
  • Works closely with Product Engineering teams to provide fully automated delivery pipelines through development, test and production.
  • Documents standard processes for system deployment, maintenance and alert management.
  • Guides team to build out secure software that scales and is available at all times.
  • Develops and maintains configuration management solutions.
  • Performs basic engineering, design, implementation and maintenance tasks.
  • Develops test automation frameworks in collaboration with other team members.
  • Understands and uses best practices for deployment processes and support.
  • Contributes directly to the planning and execution of the next iteration of core, customer-facing services.
  • Develops and supports innovative tooling to support internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in an active on-call rotation.
  • Mentors team members joining the team on DevOps practices.
  • Shares best practices with the Engineering organization via ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions and other methods.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • This position is not a supervisory/managerial role.



  • 5+ years of experience as a developer and/or system administrator
  • 1+ years of experience in DevOps/SRE roles
  • Some Kubernetes experience
  • General cloud computing best practices, including networking and security
  • Strong communication skills to work with cross-functional teams of peers and departments within the company
  • Grasp of automation tools and experience working in a DevOps culture; sharing responsibilities with developers
  • Deep knowledge of git
  • Comfortable driving infrastructure as code with a focus on maintainability
  • Experience implementing managed cloud services in new and existing stacks
  • Experience running mission-critical Linux servers in virtualized environments
  • Experience orchestrating and supporting containerized deployments (Docker preferred)
  • Experience with scripting (bash, powershell, JavaScript) and exposure to C# and Golang
  • Ability to build, monitor, and tune production servers and services
  • Experience with designing and building CI/CD ecosystems, CircleCI and AzureDevOps preferred
  • Broad familiarity with AWS/GCP managed services, or expertise in a similar enterprise cloud provider



  • Experience writing a Terraform provider (or contributing to 3rd party providers); Excellent PromQL skills; Experience writing non-trivial Helm templates or Kustomizations; Experience with Kafka (using or deploying); Experience writing code in JavaScript/TypeScript, C#, Golang or Python


  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary and benefits
  • Salary Range: $120,000 to $140,000 per year
  • Base Work Location – Position based in Hunt Valley, MD with remote work consideration available.
  • Note: Due to pandemic and based on business direction, positions are remote work full time until otherwise notified.


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