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Senior Chef Consultant

Job Summary

Raindance is seeking a Senior Chef Consultant with deep experience developing recipes and cookbooks. As a Senior Consultant, the candidate will gather and analyze customer requirements and help lead continuous integration, delivery, automation, and infrastructure-as-code efforts for multiple cloud service offerings. You will be required to be a team oriented individual with the desire for a fast paced, rapid growing environment. The ideal candidate is proactive, responsive, and comfortable dealing with ambiguity.

This is a 12 month contract to hire position.

Location: Anywhere, USA


Providing implementation of and consultation around Chef technologies, processes, and technologies for Raindance clients:

  • Act as a Chef expert on behalf of Raindance and customers to help them perform enterprise configuration management of their server builds.
  • Custom recipe development is required to help enable infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and infrastructure-as-code (IaC). Technologies for which recipes are required include Tomcat and Oracle.
  • Assist the Professional Services team to develop offerings leveraging Chef including proven architectures, proofs of concept, and best practices for delivery.
  • Utilize a variety of tools, techniques, and procedures to resolve problems.
  • Assist and support team members in executing projects on time.
  • Obtain and maintain certifications within the Chef discipline; Raindance will sponsor necessary training programs and examination fees to enable certifications.
  • Provide internal training and knowledge transfer to other technical consultants and staff, as requested or necessary.
  • On non-billable days, assist with practice development activities, train in our Demo Lab, and assist in PS Sales activities, as requested and necessary.


  • Help to develop and drive marketing and visibility of Raindance to the marketplace.
  • Mentor less senior technical talent at the company and provide technical advice.
  • Use consulting to help drive product sales.
  • Help to develop Raindance branding value.
  • Help to develop and improve Raindance marketing offerings.


  • Extensive experience working with Chef in an Enterprise environment
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR) developer experience
  • 4+ year professional, hands on experience with mid to large scale environments in development and production settings, including implementing, troubleshooting, managing, configuring, and patching.
  • Travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Expertise with Inspec for unit and integration testing a plus.
  • Expertise in additional DevOps tool sets such as Puppet, Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, SaltStack, and GitHub among others is a plus.
  • Experience with the VMware and HP product suites, AWS, Azure, and Agile concepts is a plus.


Other Qualifications

  • Highly organized, with strong communication, and consultative experience and skills.
  • Flexibility to use skills in varying roles within a young and growing company.
  • Tolerant of ambiguity (frequent change, unresolved situations).
  • Able to work in high-profile, potentially stressful customer environment.
  • Able to work flexible schedules, evenings and weekends, according to project requirements.
  • Able to travel minimum of 25% or as needed according to customer project requirements.
  • Able to deliver small projects with minimal oversight and direction.
  • Able work as a member of a team on large projects taking direction from a project manager and lead architect.
  • Able to provide technical support to the presales teams for services and product support.
  • Able to conduct self-study and independent work in lab facilities to increase job related knowledge and skills with a willingness to become familiar with new technologies and products.
  • Able to obtain related technical certifications as needed.
  • Able to communicate to technical & non-technical audience.
  • Able to communicate effectively in written form.

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a 12 month contract to hire position.

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