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Principal DevOps Engineer - Solon, OH

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 63146 Solon, OH, US, 44139

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

As a Principal DevOps Engineer, you will provide technical leadership to a growing team charged with supporting a large, multinational software development effort. 

You will use your expertise to provision environments, package our software for on-premises deployments, set up deployment pipelines, and monitor our IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS software solutions.   You will work with performance test teams to set up complex performance environments in Microsoft Azure, and assist with monitoring and post-test analysis & troubleshooting. You will collaborate with Architects and stakeholders to identify ways to reduce our Azure spend, while maximizing system performance.  You may also be called upon to participate in troubleshooting efforts to resolve deployment or production issues that arise in the field.   

You will interact daily with teammates located in multiple locations within the US, Europe, and India, so excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Champion best practices and hold the team to a high standard
  • Stay abreast of the latest technology and industry trends, identifying candidates that can benefit Aclara.
  • Monitor Azure utilization, identify trends, and recommend cost saving opportunities
  • Create and deploy Azure based Development, Test, and UAT VMs
  • Configure Azure Service Fabric performance monitors and analyze results (Application Insights, Diagnostic Agent, Azure monitor Logs)
  • Work with System Architects to define optimal VM sizing for both performance and cost
  • Create dashboards to summarize system-wide performance spanning multiple VMs and SaaS components.
  • Create and maintain deployment pipelines for Development, Test, and Performance environments
  • Help design, implement, and maintain continuous integration solutions.
  • Create and manage Azure based VMs for development, test, UAT, and Production environments
  • Provide full application development support across all environments
  • Act as a liaison between application development and infrastructure/support teams.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, both internal and in the field
  • Deliver streamlined deployment solutions for on-premise product installations

Education, Skills and Experience


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience as an Operations Engineer (or similar) working on application infrastructure related activities.
  • Minimum of 5 years of build/release management experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in one of these technologies: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Jenkins or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Ruby, Python or similar.
  • Proven experience in working on Azure environments and its offerings (PaaS, SaaS or IaaS), PowerShell, Load balancing, Firewall and DNS.
  • Strong knowledge of security best practices.
  • Prior experience with tools such as VSTS or Jenkins and setting up CI/CD pipelines.
  • Strong understanding of Internet protocols including HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP.
  • Knowledge of LAN WAN Network, VPN and IPSEC.


  • Expert or Architect level certification in Azure, AWS or similar cloud infrastructure technologies.
  • Prior experience in using cloud APIs to automate provisioning, deployment, improving system performance and stability.
  • Knowledge of Cloud APIs and Cloud technologies with some .NET & C# programming experience.
  • Prior experience with Cassandra, Databricks, Kafka, Azure Service Bus, Azure Service Fabric
  • Use of Cloud APIs to automate provisioning and deployments.
  • Some fluency in Spanish




Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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