DevOps Engineer at Homesteaders Life Company

2 weeks ago DevOps & System Administration Middle Full-Time

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Homesteaders Life, a West Des Moines based life insurance company, is seeking a DevOps Engineer to help drive a culture shift through the enablement of adoption of DevOps best practices.


  • Experience with Azure DevOps (Repos and Pipelines) or another comparable CI/CD platform
  • Experience with Configuration Management & Automation, especially Salt
  • Experience with Infrastructure Automation, especially with Terraform, AzureRM Templates, and vCenter Templates
  • Experience with Coding and or Scripting, especially with C#, PowerShell, Bash, or Python
  • Experience with Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting, especially with Splunk and Azure Monitor
  • A perspective informed by experience with Software Development, especially the value of automated testing, continuous integration, and continuous delivery
  • A systems-thinking approach to problem-solving


Homesteaders Life, a West Des Moines based life insurance company, is seeking a DevOps Engineer to help drive a culture shift through the enablement of adoption of DevOps best practices.

What you’ll do:

  • Facilitate the growth and adoption of DevOps culture through the development and evangelization of toolchains
  • Automate application CI/CD by aiding in the design, implementation, and administration of release pipelines
  • Automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure and systems by designing, implementing, and maintaining Infrastructure as Code and scripted automation
  • Participate in an Agile team and contribute to ceremonies such as prioritization, refinement, and planning, and be a directly embedded contributor with skillsets and knowledge to enhance the typical application development process and delivery
  • Learn any skills necessary for success in the above development efforts and stay informed about newly released or emerging technologies
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on technologies used for any of the above development efforts

First and foremost, we believe what distinguishes the great engineers from the merely adequate is a dedication to results, the ability to learn and adapt quickly, and professional integrity and humility - not specific technical skills. But, of course, you’ll need those too.

Ideally, you’ll have:

We want our engineers to have everything necessary to grow and thrive rather than merely survive - to become experts and gain mastery, and to enjoy doing so. In support of this, we greatly value and encourage collaboration within and across the various IT teams, provide reimbursement and time for learning new skills and staying current with technology trends, and treat failure as an opportunity for growth rather than a cause for blame. Our growth is organic – driven through individual-evangelized efforts – rather than dictated from the top.

Homesteaders Life Company is a 116-year-old mutual, insurance company and a market leader in the pre-need industry, with total assets in excess of $3.5 billion. Located in West Des Moines, Iowa, and domiciled in Iowa, we market our products through a network of independent agents affiliated with independent funeral homes throughout the U.S.

Benefits offered to successful candidates include:


  • Company sponsored group medical and dental insurance
  • Company provided life insurance
  • Company-matched 401(k) Plan plus a Success Sharing program
  • An annual all-employee incentive pay program
  • Great work schedule - 4 1/2 day work week year round. Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and until 1:00 p.m. on Friday
  • Hybrid/remote work schedules available
  • Paid time off
  • Company supported training and development
  • Beautiful west side building including a full-service cafeteria at no cost to employee, walking trail and Fitness Center.
  • Excellent starting pay!

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them. If you believe that you would excel in this role, we encourage you to apply!

We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to the workforce, returning to work after a gap in employment, or taking the next step in your career path, we will be delighted to have you as part of our candidate pool. Apply today!

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