Development Operations Specialist

Dartmouth, NS
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Venor is proud to partner with GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc., (GTI) on their search for a Development Operations Specialist. GTI specializes in underwater acoustic transducers and systems and has been recognized as a leading provider of specialized surveillance software for a variety of applications including military sonar (multistatic-active, passive, mine hunting), marine mammal monitoring, and ocean observation. GTI’s ability to provide integrated, end-to-end sonar systems and winch and handling systems sets them apart from the rest.

We are seeking a Development Operations Specialist who is passionate about working in a highly integrated and collaborative ocean technology environment. If you have experience with managing build and automated test systems in a git and Linux environment, then this may be the role for you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Install and administer hardware, operating systems and software as needed, primarily on premises but off-site when required
  • Help to define the infrastructure requirements, both physical hardware and virtualization solutions, for software projects and product development
  • Troubleshoot and analyze the root cause of issues that arise in the server environment
  • Coordinate closely with IT and Receiving for procurement, inventory management, and tracking of physical assets
  • Evolve and promote best IT and security practices within the software group
  • Install and upgrade operating systems and 3rd party software including OSS and security software
  • Support and troubleshoot on-premises and client site installations in collaboration with other members of the software team
  • Assist with the analysis of software performance and security
  • Collaborate effectively with all members of the broader GTI team including hardware engineers, software developers, data scientists, and subject matter experts
  • Provide regular feedback to the scrum team through sprint retrospectives and demos, daily stand-ups, and assist with sprint planning activities
  • Help to define continuous integration processes and implements the systems for those processes
  • Support software configuration management processes including version control, release versioning, and license management
  • Works with QA to provide dashboards and visibility into our automated build systems
  • Establish and enforces git branching strategies across the software group

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in computer science or a related field
  • Strong familiarity with flavours of Linux (ideally Ubuntu)
  • Thorough understanding of git and different branching strategies
  • C++ experience preferred but not required
  • Exposure to agile development environments and the tools that drive them (CI/CD systems, project management tools like Jira, etc.)


  • All candidates must be eligible to apply for, and maintain Canadian Controlled Goods and Canadian Government Security Clearances

GTI offers competitive salary and benefits, and a comfortable, flexible work environment within a highly skilled team. If you enjoy tasks that require a methodical approach, attention to detail, and critical analysis; then this may be the right opportunity for you!

At Venor and GTI, we embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

Interested candidates can reach out to Nick Misener via nick@venor.ca or Anna Bryant via anna@venor.ca for more information.

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