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Aegon Asset Management Lead DevOps Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyIT - DevOps Engineering

Job Description SummaryGlobal Technology Services (GTS) delivers standards and promotes collaboration, facilitates a digital experience for employees and customers, and provides global infrastructure and application services.GTS Cloud Services and Automation designs, builds, supports, and enables business use of a Cloud environment which combines services from public Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The Lead DevOps Engineer will be in this group.Job Description

As a Lead DevOps Engineer, you will work on an Agile team with Developers from our Business Units, helping them to deliver Business Value and Outcomes. You will help to develop, test and implement infrastructure code to assist the Team in achieving their goals. You will have the opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and skills, all while working in an exciting and dynamic work environment, on the cutting edge.

What You Will Do:

  • Is passionate about mentoring junior Engineers and helping them to develop technically and professionally

  • Should have the ability to get others to cooperate and engage willingly

  • Is self-driven and motivated by the idea of continuous learning, experimentation and improvement

  • Has a strong drive to apply Systems Thinking to improve the end-to-end performance of any system or to address any problem

  • Is excited by the Cloud and challenging established norms

  • Has a strong sense of engineering craftsmanship and takes pride in what they build

  • Has very strong written and verbal communication skills and is willing to make a strong case for technology choices

  • Taking ownership and acting with high sense of urgency, this job requires the individual to work like an entrepreneur

  • Has a passion for open collaboration and the open source model

  • Is open-minded, curious and customer focused


  • Develop, Deploy and Support Cloud Infrastructure, as code artifacts or modules

  • Four-year Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience

  • 5 or more years of experience including 3 years of experience in supporting enterprise-level platform installations

  • Design, Install and Maintain (upgrade/patch underlying infrastructure)

  • Support and deliver using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines

  • Design and Support resiliency and scalability using AWS and other cloud platforms

  • Enable systems with automated monitoring and alerting

  • Support the Team and Customers with day-to-day requests, Change and Incident tickets

  • Support Technology stack refresh on Systems (end-to-end) when required

  • Ensure automated security is built into each technology stack

  • Review coding done to advance application upgrade, extension, or other development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructure.

  • Must have experience with Agile development and planning methodologies

  • Experience with seamless/automated build scripts used for release management across all environments

  • Experience in performance monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting in an enterprise

  • Holistic understanding of the internet and hosting from the network layer up through the application layer

  • Should have a strong focus on security, including automated alerting and response

  • Source Code Configuration Management repository (GitHub, BitBucket)

  • Should have a strong understanding of API’s and API Security

  • Familiarity with CloudFormation and JSON

  • Should have a strong background in automated code testing

  • Certifications in relevant technologies, methods, or platforms are a plus

  • Demonstrate the key critical behaviors of commitment to task, communication, customer focus, decision making/problem solving, tolerance of ambiguity, planning, prioritizing, and goal setting

    *Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. *


    The salary for this position generally ranges between $110,000 - $160,000. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.

    Bonus Eligibility:

    This position is also typically eligible for an annual bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion at a rate of 15%.

    Working Conditions

  • After hour’s on-call participation may be required

  • Some travel may be required not to exceed an average of 2 weeks per quarter

    What You Receive:

  • A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package.

  • Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package

  • Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits

    Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of persons and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package ( .

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit