Contract DevOps Engineer – Release/Scrum Opportunity in Dallas, TX

DevOps Engineer – Release/Scrum

As a Devops Engineer – Release/Scrum, you will be involved in all aspects of the project and development lifecycles and responsible for the successful delivery of new solutions that will be used by our employees and customers who produce events for some of the most well known brands in the world. We’re looking for individuals that show they can do whatever it takes to make sure that our projects/programs are successfully deployed. The right person for this position will be able to demonstrate creative energy and passion for delivering complex projects. You’ll be expected to project to completion, communicate with technical and nontechnical business partners,  and direct other team members in our quest to be the premier provider of solutions to the event industry.

Flexibility and adaptability are key. Some of the things we do have never been done before, so we need

someone who can adapt both in thinking and learning new processes, applications and methods. You

will occasionally be asked to travel to events and work with our Business Partners and Technology Team to help make sure our technology is deployed successfully.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports and designs the continuous integration and delivery pipeline applications, leads daily standups, organizes and leads Scrum like ceremonies, various scripting and automation tasks relative to service delivery, and/or platforms support. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support continuous integration and delivery pipeline.
  • Support the implementation / automation for all aspects of service delivery.
  • Lead daily Scrum for project team members.
  • Perform other duties such as documentation of applications and standards, maintenance of ticketing queues, general assistance with projects, troubleshooting, or after hours FDLC support as assigned.
  • Design dashboards to document overall health of project and work allocation
  • Facilitate cross team communication and documentation of requirements.
  • Partner with Product Owners to requirement gather for features and their user stories.
  • Implement platform standards to enforce automation efforts.
  • Document pipeline and support applications as needed.
  • Maintain deployment request and incident queue.
  • Facilitate after hours deployment efforts as needed.
  • Support development and QA teams in their deployment efforts as needed.
  • Open change tickets as needed to facilitate release automation processes
  • Become thoroughly familiar with all compliance and security requirements, adhering to all policy and standards, adapting to CI/CD platform as needed.
  • Support pipeline platforms
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately, deferring to management on communicating with external teams as needed.
  • Attend departmental, project and general meetings and effectively represent current status as appropriate.
  • Participate in company provided training and perform independent training and research as appropriate.
  • Achieve external certifications, memberships, and/or awards/recognition in area of specialization 
  • Support data architectures and verify they are in regulatory and legal compliance
  • Plan and coordinate own work to meet commitments and quality expectations
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPANY’S FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES:

  1. Adaptability – Effectively adapts to changing work environments.  Remains flexible in spite of adversity.  Embraces change from current environment to desired future state.  Adapts effectively to changing technology and changing job demands.
  2. Resourcefulness – Takes steps to improve processes, correct errors, and expand overall products or services in order to meet the customer’s changing needs.  Strives for continuous improvement and, ultimately, perfection by identifying opportunities and assessing risks.  Supports an environment that is conducive to change and fosters a free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Customer Focus – Provides excellent customer service to clients, vendors, and/or fellow company employees.  Responds promptly, professionally, effectively, and efficiently to internal and external customer needs.  Manages difficult or emotional situations.  Recognizes sense of urgency in responding to needs.  Follows up to ensure requests, needs, and commitments are met consistently.  Displays an attitude of friendliness and service towards our customers and a willingness to make the extra effort to satisfy their needs.
  4. Dependability – Meets deadlines and commitments to ensure the job gets done.  Consistently completes assignments in an accurate and timely fashion.  Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Demonstrates ability to work independently.  Meets deadlines and performs at expected level in typical circumstances as well as unexpected circumstances.
  5. Ethics – Exemplifies and integrates company’s code of ethics into all aspects of management.  Supports and upholds the organization’s standards and values.  Demonstrates honesty, reliability, and professionalism.  Maintains the highest ethical standards in Company policy and employee conduct.  Discourages violation of ethical conduct.  Ensures sensitive information remains confidential.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIRMENTS:

  1. Analytical Skills – Synthesizes complex or diverse information using intuition, research and experience to complement data provided.  Reviews & analyzes a wide variety of information and recommends a specific course of action.
  2. Business Process Improvement – Takes steps to improve or correct errors and expand overall products or services.  Strives for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities and assessing risks.  Supports an environment conducive to change and fosters free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  4. Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.  Ability to create or interpret graphs, tables, and formulas.
  5. Problem Resolution – Analyzes problems and alternative solutions and takes appropriate timely action to achieve desired business results.  Seeks unique and novel solutions to problems and considers impact of final resolution.
  6. Productivity – Stays focused and uses time efficiently.  Prioritizes work effectively.  Performs work with minimal supervision.
  7. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to assignments or role.
  8. Drive to Perform – Identifies and accomplishes challenging objectives or personal goals.  Works effectively with others to achieve goals.  Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.  Maintains a high level of interest, enthusiasm and personal focus.
  9. Technical Skills – Ability to understand and interpret the laws, rules, policies, procedures, or systems related to the job.
  10. Technology – Generates or adapts equipment and technology to serve user needs.  Writes or interprets computer programming for various purposes. Works with senior engineers to enhance abilities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Not applicable

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, or equivalent combinaton of education and experience
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in the related field in a large corporation or consulting environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Three (3) or more years working knowledge, production support, and configuration experience of relevant systems applications required
  • Experience with SDLC, Azure DevOps query languages, and project iteration tracking.
  • Specialization may encompass one or more business application areas, and knowledge will include basic understanding of business and technical interfaces
  • Demonstrated knowldege of multiple technology environments, and toolsets, and the associated infrastructure/operations
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure and design within Azure is preferred. Ability to present ideas in user-friendly/non-technical language
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must posses a collaborative/team oriented work approach
  • Must have strong oral and written skills to effectively communicate ideas and processes
  • Ability to be flexible within a fast-moving work environment and juggle multiple priorities simultaneously

WORK SCHEDULE:

Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Extended business hours and weekends will be required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

PSM1 certifications desirable, but not required.

TRAVEL DEMANDS:

Some travel may be required, as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; drive, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be required to work long hours as needed.

COMMENTS

The position described above is a general outline of the job’s responsibilities and requirements.  The duties may increase or decrease at any time at the discretion of management.


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Direct-hire Saleforce Developer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Team player, self-starter, and motivated with the ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines
  • Provide technical assistance and coaching to other developers, support teams, management, etc.
  • Work with various functions and end users to identify, document, and communicate standard business processes as they relate to Salesforce
  • Proactively engage on continuous improvement efforts for application design, support, and practice development efforts.
  • Utilize best practices to perform operational support, enhancements, bug fixes as needed to the SFDC platform
  • Strong communication skills to interface with various technology teams and business stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to translate functional requirements into technical specifications.
  • Research, document, and implement program requirements and specifications.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a combination of equivalent degree and/or experience.
  • 6+ years of Salesforce.com development experience—proven knowledge and practical application of Visualforce, APEX, Force.com, APIs and JavaScript.
  • 2+ years of experience with Salesforce Lightning and Communities is required.
  • 5+ years of SQL and/or SOQL database language experience required.
  • 5+ years of experience using Salesforce data tools (Data Loader, Excel Connector, DemandTools etc.)
  • Experience in AppExchange release management packaging applications for App Exchange is desirable
  • Configure page layouts designed for different business profiles and requirements that are accessible for desktop, tablet, and mobile interfaces.
  • Exposure to Single Sign-On / Identity Management.
  • Demonstrated experience working in medium to large scale Salesforce implementations.
  • Hands on configuration and customization of Service Cloud/Salesforce Platform including users, roles, security, profiles, workflow rules, custom objects, Flows, Process builder, etc.
  • Web frameworks (jQuery, Bootstrap, and similar) is desired.
  • Experience in web services standards and related technologies (REST, XML, SOAP, JSON)


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ProVisionTech

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Direct-hire Instructional Designer Opportunity in Richardson, TX

Instructional Designer is responsible for various tasks related to training and development functions. The Instructional Designer leads designs and develops training and instructional materials for internal teammates and stakeholders on a variety of topics. This position will ensure the instructional integrity of each training deliverable through measuring training effectiveness. The Instructional Designer must possess strong project management skills, be able to handle multiple tasks and assist the management team to ensure the strategy and directional goals of the company are achieved.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with stakeholders and other Teammates to analyze their needs and develop customized training solutions.
  • Manage the instructional design and performance improvement processes from needs analysis through evaluation
  • Collaborate with ID Manager, Director of Organizational Development and other Talent Development leaders to actively search, creatively design and implement effective methods to educate, and enhance teammate performance through training programs
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and various levels of management to analyze learning needs as well as identify any deficiencies in knowledge, skills, attitudes, or competencies required to perform job related tasks effectively
  • Apply adult learning theory to produce interactive and relevant learning solutions that enhance teammate performance and are consistent with internal standards and best practices
  • Assist to develop evaluation processes that will evaluate quality and effectiveness of learning programs and curriculum to implement and transform content for increased proficiency
  • Design and develop internally branded, instructionally sound e-learning modules, training videos, instructor-led courses, user guides, job aids and other training resources
  • Create content that meets clearly defined objectives and competency requirements
  • Develop content outlines, scripts, detailed prototypes and storyboards for training modules
  • Demonstrate mastery of best practices in e-learning design and development, including development software, SCORM conformance, awareness of Section 508 compliance, and course integration with LMS
  • Work cross-functionally with facilitators to apply a variety of learning techniques to determine appropriate media for coursework
  • Project Management skills – Organizes and prioritizes work, manages multiple tasks and projects, and functions effectively as a self-directed leader of multiple initiatives

Functional Job Competencies:

Job Competencies are an additional component to defining a job that addresses how we do things. Just as every job requires specific job skills and job knowledge that are unique to the job; different jobs require specific job competencies that you must have in order to do the job successfully.

  • Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.
  • Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, and support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Technical Learning: Notices technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.
  • Creativity: Comes up with many new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Innovation Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

Core Competencies:

  • Collaboration: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Ensures Accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Cultivates InnovationCreates new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  • Action Oriented: Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm

Leadership Competencies:

  • Drives Vision and Purpose: Paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to actions
  • Drives Engagement: Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Balance Stakeholders: Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals
  • Business Insights: Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals

Education/Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education preferred; instructional design or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience in instructional design; experience designing blended learning solutions with equal expertise in designing instructor led, virtual and eLearning courses
  • Demonstrated knowledge of eLearning tools and software (Adobe Creative Cloud Apps: Premier, Animate, Audition, etc…, Adobe Captivate, Storyline 2 or 360)
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office required
  • Ability to work individually with subject matter experts to design and develop appropriate learning content with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail in producing, writing and proofing all coursework materials to ensure consistency in form, format, and function
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems (Cornerstone, preferred but not required)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional effective and active listening skills
  • Professional, Confident, Enthusiastic and Detail Oriented
  • Demonstrated excellent administrative, interpersonal and forward-thinking organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain follow-up on a number of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize changing workloads
  • Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment and be resourceful
  • Outstanding troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of SCORM and Section 508 compliance
  • Some travel may be required


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Mike Hanes
ProVisionTech

972-200-7171

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Direct-hire .Net Developer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

Direct-hire .Net Developer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

This position is about 70% new development/enhancement and 30% support work. This is a web application with MCV, Angular, WCF services, RESTful services, web services with SQL and elastic search backend. The vertical is Third Party Administration. They are looking for a full stack with more stress on front end technologies.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

•             Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical training, and a minimum five (5) years of related work experience.

•             A full stack developer in the .NET and SQL platform with proven experience on building enterprise web applications.

•             Experience developing in .Net Core, C#, Web API, WCF Web Services, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server

•             Experience with UI Frameworks (i.e. Bootstrap, Angular, knockout, MVC Razor etc.), JavaScript, jQuery.

•             Experience in Git, Octopus, Azure DevOps, CI/CD, Agile methodologies, ELK (Elastic, Logstash, Kibana) and Azure PAS is a plus.

•             Ability to analyze and resolve complex technical and business problems.

•             Must be able to work in a dynamic environment and the ability to have agility to manage / change priorities.

•             Experience with Solution Architecture, design patterns, unit testing, refactoring.

•             Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Strong written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, especially conveying complex information in an understandable manner.

 Essential Duties AND Responsibilities:

•             Software development skills will be applied to design, execute, assess, troubleshoot, and maintain software programs throughout the project life cycle.

•             Collaborate with analysts and designers in the development and initiation of new software programs and applications.

•             Individual will consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications per specifications while ensuring the quality of their work.

•             Assist development manager in any regular communication with internal customers, as appropriate, to ensure the delivery of high quality systems.

•             Develop and maintain good working relationships.

•             Determine when issues need to be escalated to a higher level.

•             Work independently and promote cooperation in a team environment.

•             Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

•             Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.


If you are have this experience and are interested, please email me directly at mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com or please answer the questions below and attach your resume:

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Mike Hanes
ProVisionTech

972-200-7171

mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehanes

http://twitter.com/mikehanes
Visit our website: www.provisiontechgroup.com

“Save Time, The Best Resources, Guaranteed!”

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Contract Sr .Net Opportunity in Dallas, TX

Job Description Below:

Integration Overview 

Data is constantly evolving and changing. Our integration platform looks to help simplify the difficult task of storing, processing, delivering, retrying and dealing with the success & failure of data delivery.   Integrating data from multiple points and consolidating the work within an architecture that will leverage each new domain as a separate microservice. Working to unify all our applications and continue to integrate new data points, this centralized platform will provide the microservice chassis and services needed to deliver quickly and performantly. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Be a true team player, be kind, radically candid and be willing to help out 
  • Collaborate and communicate with other team members in active design and development 
  • Elegant development,producing clean, crisp, fault-tolerant, performant, easy to maintain, tested code.  
  • Embrace a Lean methodology and an agile mindset, reducing risk, waste, in short iterations, with incremental planning on small teams that are continuously learning enough to deliver self-documented solutions via CI\CD. 
  • Be accountable to commitments made to the team and leadership, setting and achieving milestones and goals 
  • Be responsible for successtaking ownership and pride in the active work, bringing in fresh ideas, investing in growing yourself, team members, product, and the company by collaboration and sharing. 
  • Learn and represent client needs, partaking in active discussions, understand their needs and producing effective technical design in accordance with the company architecture and platform. 
  • Safeguard the client, protecting their data and their business as a priority. 
  • Assist with technical guidance and direction, working with your lead \architect to share vision and deliver it 
  • Mentor developers and be a sounding board for application level discussions, taking ownership and escalating any items that need to be discussed with lead  
  • Take personal responsibility over your assigned deliverables, communicating blockers and time concerns   

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a combination of equivalent degree and/or experience 
  • 5+ years of professional software development 
  • 5+ years working with C# and the .NET platform 
  • 2+ years working in Systems Integration 

Technology Stack 

We need candidates that know the technologies below (listed in order of importance). If you know five that’s great. 

  • C# 
  • .NET Core \ .NET Standard 
  • Web API framework 
  • XML, Json 
  • SQL Server  
  • Azure Functions 
  • Azure Storage 
  • Azure Service Bus 

Additional Skills 

Having these skills is highly preferred. 

  • DevOps (CI/CD Pipelines) 
  • Azure Functions v2 with .Net Core 

Our Development Environment 

We use Git for source control, GitFlow as a branching strategy, Azure DevOps for CI\CD, Agile as a mindset and Scrum as the methodology that governs planning and delivery.  

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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According to the Robert Half Technology 2019 salary guide (a trusted resource with data for more than 75 positions in the IT field), here are the top IT jobs by salary for 2019, ranked by national median salary:

1. Big data engineer: $155,000

2. Mobile applications developer: $143,500

3. Information systems security manager: $139,000

4. Applications architect: $135,750

5. Data architect: $133,500

6. Database manager: $129,500

7. Data security analyst: $125,500

8. Software engineer: $124,500

9. Wireless network engineer: $122,000

10. Data scientist: $121,500

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