Senior DevOps Engineer

This contractor within DevOps will be responsible for all aspects of our deployment methods including design, provisioning, monitoring, automation, and maintenance of our software suite. Activities will include working across the technology teams to maintain best practices, integrating post-deployment automated testing, the instantiation of automation scripts, maintenance and operations tasks, and working with product teams to promote DevOps principles. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will thrive working within a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere. This contract will be 6 months to start and will likely be extended.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Duties 

  • Create, review, modify, and update AWS Cloud Formation and Jenkins scripts for the following types of resources: 
  • Infrastructure as code
  • OS configurations and patching
  • In house application code patching
  • Work with Development, QA, and Operations team to streamline continuous integration and continuous deployments of our internal applications.
  • Architect and implement solutions to streamline business processes to achieve company goals more effectively and efficiently
  • Collaborate closely with the multiple technology and cross-functional groups within the organization
  • Scripting and building required automation and tools on an ad-hoc basis
  • Deliver solutions in an Agile methodology
  • Creating and delivering presentations and documentation to the Technology team
  • Required Skills and Experience
  • Possess experience in managing or designing cloud deployment software
  • Experience with scripting in Jenkins, CloudFormation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, TerraForm, or other similar products
  • Solid understanding of JSON, XML, and related notational data representations
  • Understands and has experience in working with version control software such as Git
  • Experience with CI/CD processes and toolsets
  • Comfortable with working in both Linux (RHEL and CentOS) and Windows environments
 
Desired Skills and Experience 
  • Knowledgeable of cloud architecture, networking, system administration, and security best practices
  • Hands on experience with infrastructure tools such as AWS, VMware, Docker, and Swarm
  • Extensive knowledge about APIs, RESTful services and how they can be used to integrate with AWS
  • Experience designing and scripting “self-healing” cloud architecture
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian toolset including Jira and Confluence
 
Education or Experience
  • B.S. in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in related field
  • Experience working in an on-call rotation
  • Military experience a plus 
 
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