DevOps Engineer

Contractual | 6 Months | TCP/IP , AWS , KUBERNETES , NGINX
Cleveland, OH, Ohio, USA
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Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at (949) 404-4067

Title: Application Developer
Location: Cleveland, OH 44115
Duration: 6 Months 

Job Description:

  • The PSG IT DevOps Engineer manages processes and technologies that enable business value by delivering high-quality software at speed and scale.
  • They focus on standardized platforms that are built and managed via automation.
  • They are responsible for the configuration, automation implementation, and support of web solutions in a global environment.
  • You will maintain current or near-current levels of software, patches, features, and configurations for the IT systems, and support project teams in delivering new capabilities to our customers, with team members who focus on operational excellence, innovation, delivery, and organizational learning.

Strategy & Planning:

  • Support management in the implementation of long-term strategic goals for technologies and related products in conjunction with business requirements.
  • Support technology platforms in conjunction with business owners and department managers.
  • Work with development staff to implement architectures, tuning/coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the implementation of redundant systems, policies, and procedures for backup/recovery, disaster recovery, monitoring, alerting, and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.
  • Assist with evaluating software through implementing new software versions, technology, and processes.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to align solutions across platforms.

Acquisition & Deployment:

  • Support Management in ensuring the quality of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Implement software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Assist with feasibility studies for system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings, where required.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of software programs and applications.
  • Participate in server lifecycle management.
  • Upgrade/migrate technology versions.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.

Operational Management:

  • Assist with the engineering, configuration, operation, and maintenance of secure and scalable internet/intranet hardware and software infrastructure that serve eCommerce, CMS and other Enterprise Scale applications
  • Document installation and configuration standards of applications and software packages implemented in the team’s Knowledge Base.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues affecting the hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Develop and perform automated controlled deployments of digital assets between development, quality assurance, and production environments.
  • Tune web and application server performance in conjunction with Application Performance Management.
  • Plan and complete projects based on high-level requirements with minimal guidance.
  • Perform activities in support of a 24x7 global support model for production environments.

Incidental Functions:

  • Monitor servers, applications, integrations, and websites.
  • Assist with disaster mitigation & recovery implementation.
  • Assist with various projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Attend meetings with software developers and business users.

Position Requirements:
Formal Education & Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in a related field or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 1+ years of IT experience
  • 1+ years experience with Application Servers or similar installation and performance tuning.
  • 1+ years working with web-based architecture and concepts including SSL, Domains, and DNS Content delivery networks.
  • 1+ years experience with automation and deployment tools
  • (Ruby, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, GitHub Actions).
  • 1+ years of experience building cloud solutions for application implementation.
  • 1+ year of hands-on experience working with Kubernetes and container orchestration.
  • Understand concepts of security related tooling (Web Application Firewall, SAST, DAST).
  • Working knowledge of Apache-based Webserver, or Nginx.
  • Understanding of DNS, TCP/IP, load balancing, and network concepts.
  • Understanding and familiarity with Linux or *nix operating systems.
  • Experience with task automation via scripting.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Enterprise Content Management System experience.
  • AWS or other cloud experience
  • Understanding of Infrastructure as Code Approaches to Infrastructure Management
  • Understanding of Container security, management, implementation, and orchestration in a cloud environment
  • Ability to drive innovation across the team and department.
  • Application Performance Management (Dynatrace or similar).
  • Good knowledge of LDAP concepts and experience working with an LDAP Directory.
  • Experience with Agile development and release practices.

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
  • Excellent systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
  • Strong ability to train and teach others.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, and to lead and influence cross-organizationally with and without direct authority.
  • Exceptional ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.

Physical Activities/Capabilities/Work Environment:

  • Sit for extended periods of time constantly; walk and stand occasionally.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, and mouse, and to handle other computer components constantly.
  • Lift and transport moderately heavy objects, such as computers, devices, and peripherals occasionally.
  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, i.e., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.
  • Work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
  • Minimal travel is required.
  • Work outside the standard office 7.5-hour workday may be required.

About us:
At our organization, we take our mission and values to heart! We are on a mission to offer more and better jobs all over the world! Our goal is to care for you while you care for our clients and get you paid the highest pay possible. All our associates working with us are expected to embrace our RACE values: R - Results Matter, A- Approachable, C - Care, and E - Emergency i.e. work with a sense of urgency.

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