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Principal DevOps – Remote




You will be a key contributor as a Principal DevOps Engineer on the DevOps team as we “shift left” and adopt IaC.  You will lead the design and implementation of a fully automated CI/CD pipeline and infrastructure for Medtronic Neuroscience products and technologies.

This is an exciting opportunity for self-motivated engineers to work collaboratively to solve problems in complex environments.  You enjoy mentoring, fast paced learning, taking the initiative and raising the bar for yourself and your team.

You embrace the Medtronic Mindset:

  • Act boldly:  Seizing on opportunities to experiment, optimize and disrupt
  • Compete to win:   Being proactive to solve problems
  • Move with speed and decisiveness:  Work together and learn fast, making thoughtful decisions and partnering across reporting structures
  • Foster belonging: Collaborative team culture, learning together, promoting team cohesion
  • Deliver results the right way: Quality first and customer centric


Are you making an impact? Are you supporting a mission that improves lives? At Medtronic we are driven by the mission and commitment to contribute to human welfare and alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for the patients using our products.

Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career.

This position is in the Neuroscience portfolio group working on mobile and web applications serving deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, sacral neural stimulation, and targeted drug delivery therapies.

A Day in the Life

The Principal DevOps Engineer role is a hands-on role, focused on growing DevOps skills and culture across Medtronic while building and optimizing our CI/CD pipelines. You will collaborate with internal stakeholders and our leadership team to identify and evaluate new technologies and tools to continuously improve our automation processes.

You will:

  • Work with software development, testing, and systems teams to surface requirements for a fully automated continuous build, test, deployment and monitoring pipeline
  • Be responsible for architecture, design, development of new technologies in our CI/CD pipelines to maximize efficiency and reliability of the build and deployment of our mobile and web-based medical apps
  • Architect and implement DevOps tooling such as Jenkins, SonarQube, GitLab to support continuous integration and self-service
  • Plan and deliver using Agile methodologies
  • Lead the automation of routine work and enable other groups through self-service
  • Develop and maintain sound version control best practices, including branching and merging strategies
  • Work with leadership and development teams to establish best practices and common tools
  • Work with other principals across Medtronic operating units to share knowledge and solutions
  • Evangelize for design and implementation of solutions that will maximize innovation and high reliability
  • Mentor and develop automation skills as well as building a DevOps mindset across the organization

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in a technically related filed required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • Programming experience – Java, Python, Groovy, Javascript, Kotlin, Swift
  • Version control expertise, particularly in GitLab
  • Experience designing and architecting CI/CD pipelines
  • Depth of experience with automation, build and configuration tools such as Jenkins, Rundeck, Ansible Tower, GitLab, SonarQube, Terraform
  • Experience with cloud-based testing platforms such as SauceLabs, Kobiton
  • Test tool framework experience, such as Katalon, TestComplete, EggPlant
  • Experience with web analytics tools, such as FireBase
  • Experience with containerization tools and infrastructure, including Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with supporting Web Applications - Web servers, monitoring, networking
  • System integration and scripting expertise
  • Server monitoring and maintenance tools
  • Experience with AWS or GCP
November 11, 2021
Rice Creek, MN
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