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Principal DevOps Engineer - Remote

Santa Ana, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Irvine, California; Irving, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; South Orange, New Jersey

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Job ID R040195 Date posted May. 25, 2023 Category Information Technology Employment Type Regular

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for eight consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

Job Summary

Be part of a transformative team that is shaping the way First American builds and delivers world-class technology products that fuel the real estate industry. We are looking for the best-of-the-best technology experts that will envision, design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions that provide exceptional experiences and lasting value to our customers. 

First American is seeking candidates for a Principal DevOps Engineer role.  An ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, building, and managing cloud automation workflows and tools to support automated CI/CD pipeline application deployments in AWS. The candidate will also apply deep technical expertise to solve cloud-native solutions at scale along with leading and evangelizing transformations and driving innovation. Additionally, the role requires supporting domain squads through a combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools to help them deliver end-to-end solutions at scale. The role will also contribute by developing assets for the DevOps Practice, building a community of practice, and developing a culture of shared accountability as it relates to security, faster product delivery, continuous improvement, and automation.

What You’ll Do

  • Build: Design and build the overall DevOps architecture and automate application and infrastructure development and deployment pipelines (IaC) by building scalable and re-usable patterns.

  • Collaborate: Partner with product and engineering domain teams to improve the reliability, scalability, and operability of solutions being developed through DevOps best practices. You will also collaborate with Enterprise Architecture and Info Sec teams to implement security and compliance policies across our cloud infrastructure running our applications and services.

  • Implement: Research, design, and implement monitoring and observability tools to evaluate health, usage, and availability of services running in the cloud. The role is also responsible for implementing zero downtime and blue-green deployment strategies.

  • Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to DevOps engineers and mentor and coach other team members.  

  • Best Practices: Responsible for establishing and optimizing our DevOps practices, including training, establishing methodologies, and creating /maintaining practice artifacts.  Evangelize and drive adoption of best practices in Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Configuration as Code (CaC), CI/CD, security, and compliance controls to protect the integrity and availability of our data and applications. Also, adopt a culture of collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement across the engineering squads.

What You’ll Bring

  • 10+ years in the software engineering field, with 5+ years serving as a senior DevOps engineer/lead/architect with a focus on AWS.

  • Extensive experience designing, implementing, and managing enterprise-scale infrastructure on AWS, as well as deep understanding of AWS services and best practices.

  • Strong knowledge in key DevOps practices, including CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), message brokers, observability, and monitoring, serverless computing, containerization, and scripting languages like Python.

  • Strong hands-on experience with writing Terraform code including the creation and use of Terraform modules.

  • Solid experience managing containerization and container orchestration platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes including expertise in deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications at scale.

  • Experience building platform-as-a-product for the domain squads. The candidate should have experience building and managing a platform that supports multiple domain squads, with a focus on providing self-service capabilities, automation, and standardization.

  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPNs, VPCs, Subnets, DNS, load balancers, firewalls etc.

  • Experience implementing monitoring and log aggregating frameworks and tools such as Kafka, Splunk, Grafana, Elastic Search, and Kibana.

  • Good understanding of AWS Cost Explorer and experience in optimizing infrastructure cost on AWS.

  • Extensive hands-on experience in consuming and configuring AWS services – ECS, EKS, ECR, S3, RDS, KMS etc.

  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills. The candidate should have strong leadership skills with the ability to lead and mentor other DevOps engineers, as well as collaborate effectively with other teams and stakeholders.

  • Passion to lead from the front by keeping in touch with emergent technologies to keep our platform and services in alignment with industry trends.

  • Collaborate with solution architects, product teams, SRE, operations, and leadership to identify and prioritize technology initiatives and ensure alignment with business objectives.

Company Summary

As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. We believe that our people are the key to the company’s continued success, and we invest in diverse talents and backgrounds and empower our teams to achieve more than they could anywhere else. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the fourth consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, please visit

Pay Range: $94,798.00 - $188,400.00

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting.  Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location.  

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours and/or responsibilities from time to time, as needed.




First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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