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DevOps Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00094
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Position Type:Full Time
Experience Level: 5 Years
DevOps Engineer
Columbia MD 


We are seeking a highly skilled DevOps Engineer to lead the effort in managing and monitoring a large complex hosting environment with 60 production and 30 development systems. This individual should possess a wide breadth of experience working in a web platform environment. They should be capable of working across multiple teams (IT department, system development teams, project teams, and support staff), and be self-driven enough to spearhead the effort to automate key operational tasks such as deploying and monitoring production systems.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage a private cloud environment for over 90 development and production systems.
  • Manage the provisioning, deployment and ongoing health of systems deployed both in private and public clouds (AWS/Azure).
  • Determine server/VM capacity for new environment build-up and work with system administrators.
  • Responsible for monitoring the systems scheduled tasks, database backups, etc.
  • Lead the effort to develop robust monitoring solutions for scheduled tasks, key application processes, and servers.
  • Work with development staff to automate the deployment of the servers, web sites, and databases.
  • Work with the production support staff to analyze, diagnose and fix complex hardware, software, and network issues.
  • Work closely with the development staff to help improve the system based on operational needs.
  • Provides first-level troubleshooting on applications e.g. IIS, Database components, and other core apps in the system stack.
  • Works closely with IT Architecture and IT Security to ensure alignment with current security and systems architecture guidelines.
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent work experience AND;
  • 5 or more years of professional engineering experience.
  • Expertise with the administration of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Windows Server, IIS 7, and SQL Server.
  • Expertise with virtualization platform Hyper-V.
  • Experience deploying and managing systems in public and hybrid cloud environments (Amazon Web Services (AWS)/Azure).
  • Experience with setup and configuration of SQL Server Database Engine and other components, such as SSRS.
  • Experience with TFS Build, MS Build and MS/Web Deploy.
  • Experience with PowerShell scripting.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a self-driven work ethic.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with PHP My Admin and MySQL.
  • Experience with Drupal.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan to our employees to include, Medical and Dental Insurance, Unlimited Paid Time Off, 401k Plan and whatever it takes for you to be successful.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.