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Reference # : 20-01308 Title : DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer
Location : Alpharetta, GA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 09/11/2020  
Job Summary
Our client is searching for a DevOps Engineer to join our high-performance team. The successful candidate will have strong skills in systems administration, maintenance, monitoring, and production support and with a background in software deployment. This position will require 24x7 "on-call availability to support production operations and periodic off-hour work for software deployment and maintenance.
  • Build and manage multiple software development environments (in-house and on Amazon EC2)
  • Build, deploy and manage software development tools/environments as required by the development team (Jira, Git and others)
  • Work with Performance Engineering team to conduct performance tests and reports
  • Deploy software packages (for BladeLogic) in various environments
  • Maintain tools, processes and associated documentation to manage software deployments and infrastructure
  • Deploy software in all environments; work with Production Deployment team to ensure successful deployments
  • Measure and production utilization and available capacity
  • Collect and review machine data using Splunk to gain further operational insight to improve overall systems performance
  • Work with Monitoring Engineering to deploy BPM scripts in production
  • Troubleshoot software and infrastructure problems and act as development escalation point for production issues
  • Work with hosting engineering to ensure production systems achieve highest reliability, availability and performance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • 7+ years of IT experience with 3+ years of hands-on experience in system administration, software deployment automation and monitoring
  • Strong Linux (SuSE preferred) administration skills
  • Strong Apache administration skills
  • Strong systems programming and scripting skills (Bash, Python, Perl and similar scripting languages)
  • Hands-on experience deploying and managing Git and Trac
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon EC2, Lambda, EKS environments.
  • Experience managing complete infrastructure running on AWS.
  • Experience with Ansible
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience with open source software
  • Experience with Splunk (managing Splunk environment and building searches and reports)
  • Familiar with Layer7 API Gateway is a plus.
  • Familiar with web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, AJAX, and REST
  • Familiar with programming languages including PHP, Java, and Python
  • Good understanding of agile development, continues deployment and integration
  • Experience administering NoSQL databases is a plus, MongoDB preferred.
  • Understanding of AWS network traffic management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Generic Skills
  • Leadership: not only at the management level, but at the individual level having the confidence and resilience to take risks be self-empowered
  • Communication: understand and express ideas/solutions in a comprehensive and practical format knowledge sharing
  • User Focus: an absolute focus on the user (internal or external) experience every aspect of a solution should be productized for ease of use
  • Improvisation: the ability to think across disciplines and existing boundaries (technologies/business/geographies) - lateral thinking
  • Collaboration: teamwork with a positive approach to ambiguity
  • Research: an inclination to continuous research inside and outside the current focus fields
  • Influence by example: scientific proof of an idea (success or failure) as the presentation tool represent an idea in order to promote it
  • Technical Knowledge: broad and deep technical knowledge with a strong focus on data/objects and API/contracts
  • Abstract Thinking: view of ideas and solutions as abstractions/patterns that can be leveraged/adapted/reused deliver frameworks instead of point solution