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American Water Senior DevOps Engineer in Camden, New Jersey

American Water is purpose-driven, people-powered, customer-obsessed and the trusted source *of everything *water. Our Technology & Innovation teams work with cutting-edge technologies to create adaptive solutions that have an impact on the environment and people’s lives. If you’re interested in working as a member of a fast-paced team that loves to innovate and do amazing things, with the purpose of making the world a better place by inventing the future of the water industry, then enroll in our vision today! Apply now or visit American Water Careers to review all of the amazing opportunities we have to offer.

Work Eligibility

No sponsorship is being offered for this role

Primary Role

We’re in search of a DevOps Engineer who’s ready to help us improve our customer experience by building automated systems that accelerate speed and quality of delivering value. You’ll be working with AWS and many other tools to support custom Java applications—which means you’ll need to be familiar with Java, too. As a DevOps Engineer, you’ll also be working with like-minded teams such as software development and security to deploy new products and, associated processes and systems. It’ll definitely help for you to be detail-oriented and a skilled problem solver, because you’ll also be helping us to streamline and automate our ecosystem.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build and maintaining tools, solutions and microservices associated with deployment and our operations platform, ensuring that all meet our customer service standards and reduce errors.

  • Actively troubleshoot any issues that arise during testing and production, catching and solving issues before launch.

  • Test our system integrity, implemented designs, applications and other processes related to infrastructure, making improvements as needed.

  • Update our processes and design new processes as needed.

  • Automate our pipelines and tests, with accuracy and in compliance with our security requirements.

  • Specifying, documenting and developing new product features, and writing automating scripts.

  • Establish DevOps best practices.

  • Manage code deployments, fixes, updates and related processes.

  • Work with open-source technologies as needed.

  • Work with CI and CD tools, and source control such as GIT.

  • Offer technical support where needed, developing software for our back-end systems.

  • Stay current with industry trends and source new ways for our technologies to improve.


  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain protocol and processes with team and leadership.

  • Practical troubleshooting skills with the ability to spot issues before they become problems.

  • Current with industry trends, DevOps and industry best practices, and able to identify the ones we should implement.

  • Time and project management skills, with the capability to prioritize and multitask as needed.

  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Java, JavaScript, Perl, Ruby, Python, PHP, Groovy, Bash.


  • Experience in software development and infrastructure development is a plus.

  • Experience with project management and workflow tools such as Agile, Jira, Scrum/Kanban/SAFe, etc.

  • Experience with open-source technologies and cloud services.

  • Experience in working with Jenkins, AWS CodePipeline, Puppet or Chef for automation and configuration.

  • Experience with Linux-based infrastructures, Linux/Unix administration, and AWS.

  • Experience with databases such as SQL, MS SQL, MySQL, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, Cassandra, and/or Mongo.

  • Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, or similar technology field is required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5-7 years’ experience working in software development.

  • Experience with the water utility industry is desired, but not required

Travel Requirements



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  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.