Contract DevOps Opportunity in Carrollton, TX

Our Carrollton client is seeking a DevOps Engineer with AWS cloud computing, infrastructure-as-code, automating and provisioning highly available SaaS applications experiences. You will work closely with Agile teams to ensure they have the tools needed to write, test and deploy code with ease and ensure Dev and QA satisfaction. You will build and maintain continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) environments, processes and tools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the individual occupying this position.  This is a representative list of the general duties, and it is not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • Maintain and setting up Unix/RHEL 7, Kubernetes,
    • AWS/cloud Dev Ops, OpenShift, EKS, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Python, Linux Shell scripting, GIT, AWS CLI  and Docker
    • Ability to build and maintain code repositories with GIT
    • Comfortable with Linux and CLI
    • Expertise with CloudFormation, EC2, VPC, S3, Glacier, ELB, EBS, RDS, Route 53, CloudFront, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and more
    • Ability to automate the provisioning of environments
    • Web services , Apache and Java Tomcat
    • Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) or similar experience
    • Red Hat Satellite systems-management
    • Monitoring standards, appropriate thresholds, and synthetic transaction monitoring as appropriate for different systems, DynaTrace, Nagios etc.
    • Works with IT Teams to track and drive resolution of issues discovered during the quality process.
    • Develop and implement immutable infrastructure
    • Monitors system performance on Linux/Unix environments as it relates to the company.
    • Administer a secure and stable Linux/Unix server environment with acceptable performance.
    • Ensure proper service levels are being met and that a high level of customer satisfaction is being maintained.
    • Continue to improve server/application performance with increasing reliability and availability while maintaining or reducing costs.
    • Develop standard system builds to meet corporate policy and industry standards.
    • Work with Development, Application, Networking, and Security teams to develop appropriate infrastructure for applications.
    • Drive infrastructure design to implementation.
    • Helps architect and implement solutions to address complicated application challenges around performance, scaling, and security.
    • All other duties as needed or required.
  • Job Requirements:
    • Maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
    • Work on a small team as a self-starter, a go-getter.
    • Read and interpret documents and instructions from customers, vendors, and other Team Members.
    • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and other Team Members.
    • Multi-task and prioritize workload.
    • Work with the appropriate level of independence on projects of high complexity.
    • Function in a fast-paced environment
    • Open to work after hours or weekends as necessary

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years experience in the IT Industry
  • 3+ years familiarity with Java, REST services web technologies, and AWS Cloud technologies preferred. Azure experience is a plus.
  • Experience in environments containing Couchbase, JBoss, Apache, Resin, Tomcat and similar systems
  • 5+ Years supporting Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Preferred) and OpenShift
  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat IPA server preferred
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Dynatrace One Agent, Dynatrace Synthetics, Nagios, Nagios Log Server, ELK and Cloud Watch are preferred.
  • Familiarity with network technologies such as DNS, Routing, and Subnets preferred
  • Experience leading performance monitoring and follow through successful investigation, analysis and root-cause identification and resolution of issues.
  • Experience working in an Agile, Dev-Ops Environment
  • Excellent organizational skills to include: scheduling, monitoring, tracking, reporting and follow through.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to effectively multitask
  • Experience working with edge suites such as Akamai preferred
  • Demonstrate strong technical and analytical ability
  • Excellent skills in all of the following areas: presentation and facilitation, analytical and problem solving
  • Team player with ability to learn quickly, coach and lead.
  • Experience with System and Application monitoring tools such as Nagios, Solar Winds, and Dynatrace is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creates and maintains an environment in which people communicate honestly and openly; where information is readily shared
  • Ability to take requirements from multiple sources and develop appropriate solutions
  • Ability to foster a sense of teamwork and cross-functional collaboration
  • Ability to work effectively with partners from varied and diverse backgrounds


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Mike Hanes
ProVisionTech



Direct-hire DevOps Engineer Opportunity in Denton, TX

Make recommendations in improving what we currently have – from config management, build processes, backups, monitoring using the devops toolset we have ..

o   Chef, docker, terraform, grafana, prometheus, bamboo, solarwinds, commvault

o    Major projects they will be working on:

–          We are currently rebuilding our atlassian environment from our current docker environment to standalone VMs using IaC

–          Making improvements on how we are monitoring IBM MQ in the docker container

–          Improving our linux build process using our devops toolset as currently it isn’t full automated a lot is manual process

–          We are working on some Azure PaaS development using terraform, bamboo, bitbucket..

We are looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to develop and manage infrastructure projects and processes. A passion to learn and try new things, keen attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and solid knowledge base are essential. Strong verbal and written communication skills and able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
 
Responsibilities 

  • Automate the building, managing, and provisioning to the cloud and on premise environment using Infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Develop, Maintain and improve CI/CD and automated pipelines
  • Configure and maintain infrastructure configuration management platforms
  • Collaborate with various teams to ensure alignment and communication of project status or issues
  • Provide technical documentation and guidance
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma 
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Working experience with Powershell, Python, Ruby, bash scripting
  • Working experience with Docker, Docker Swarm
  • Working experience with Terraform, Chef, Bamboo, Bitbucket, Packer, Hashicorp Vault
  • Working experience with cloud platform preferably Azure
  • Working experience with Jira, Confluence and agile workflow methodologies
  • Knowledge on best practices for infrastructure security and performance monitoring
  • Knowledge on SQL and Oracle DB servers


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What is NoOps? The quest for fully automated IT operations

Automation has IT leaders eyeing the possibility of environments with no hands-on operations work. But this evolution of DevOps may be more pipedream than practical reality.

Automation has become a widely used tool for streamlining IT operations, and Mindtree is one such organization removing manual processes from its infrastructure as it moves toward delivering a more fully automated environment.

The consulting and managed service provider’s strategy follows an ambitious goal prevalent in many tech organizations: To get away from the conventional work of IT operations and let machines handle it instead.

Such an environment, where there’s virtually no hands-on operations work, could deliver a faster, more frictionless development and deployment experience — meaning better turnaround times for business requests for new functions and services, says Rene Head, global vice president of infrastructure at Mindtree.

“It’s not just about IT delivery excellence; it’s a win for the business as well,” Head says.

That’s the promise of NoOps, an emerging IT trend that is pushing some organizations beyond the automation provided by DevOps to an infrastructure environment that requires no operations work.

What is NoOps?

NoOps is the idea that the software environment can be so completely automated that there’s no need for an operations team to manage it. NoOps, for “no operations,” is a concept that pushes forward a trend that has been on the march for a decade or more.

To be clear, NoOps is not the same as outsourcing your IT operations. It’s not about moving to SaaS or the cloud and expecting those vendors to run operations — although both managed service providers, such as Mindtree, and cloud companies are indeed on the NoOps journey themselves to gain more speed and agility in their own infrastructure.

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Direct-hire Associate Operations Engineer With Great Company in Dallas, TX

If this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this link to them as we pay referral fees for anyone you refer that we place with a client.

This is Direct-hire (NOT C2C or CONTRACT)

Direct-hire Associate Operations Engineer With Great Company in Dallas, TX

Perks:

  • Matching 401K
  • Company offers an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) that is part of each FTE’s benefits package along with various other medical and 401K benefits.
  • Very competitive insurance
  • 3 weeks of vacation and floating holidays
  • Possibility to work remote 1-2 days based on the managers discretion

 

Candidates must be US Citizens, job stability, 10 out of 10 comm skills, friendly and team players.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Minimum 3 + years related experience.

Minimum 1 + years of experience with the following:

MS Windows Administration  / Active Directory and related server roles.

Windows 2008/2012 server environment, experience with Group Policies: Software, Security, Login and logout functions, support of remote users via VPN technologies

Exchange Server 2010/ Office 365

Hyper-V (preferred) / VMWare

SCOM, SCCM, WSUS, Opnet

Backup job monitoring with Commvault / Code 42 or similar.

Scripting ability via Powershell.

Experience with DFS Management and configuration

Experience with MDT a plus

Citrix farm management / XenApp

 

 

Associates Operations Engineer to be responsible for the planning and engineering of client’s system infrastructure.  Includes the implementation and design of system hardware and software.  Monitors the performance of systems.  Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and system admin functions for infrastructure applications, services, network based storage environments, systems and technologies.  Additional duties include:

 

Provide support to one or more projects simultaneously

Deliver projects on schedule

Work with internal customer on complex needs, and may consult with external customers

Work closely with project managers and for all projects involving enterprise data

Specialization may encompass one or more business application areas, and knowledge will include basic understanding of business and technical interfaces

Research, recommend, and implement streamlined automation processes

Administration and support for enterprise infrastructure environment

Achieve external certifications, memberships, and/or awards/recognition in area of specialization

Document the data architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture

Demonstrate knowledge of multiple technology environments, and toolsets, and the associated infrastructure/operations

Ensure that data architectures are in regulatory and legal compliance

Plan and coordinate own work to meet commitments and quality expectations

Identification and resolution of project issues

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within particular field.

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Works under general supervision.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION

High School Diploma or GED

Preferred

Associates Degree

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

1) Could you please email an updated Word copy of your resume to mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com?

2) What is your availability to start?

3) Are you open to a direct-hire position?

4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

6) When is the best time to contact you and what # can you be reached at for this opportunity?

Regards,

Mike Hanes

ProVisionTech Group

mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com

Direct-hire DevOps Engineer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

If this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this link to them as we pay referral fees for anyone you refer that we place with a client.

We have a client near downtown Dallas that is looking for a DevOps Engineer to lead automation.

Direct-hire DevOps Engineer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

SUMMARY

Develops, deploys, documents, administers, and operates infrastructure, systems, and platform level automation tools to support developers in the configuration, deployment, and observability of applications by performing the following duties, including, but not limited to: (1) configuration management, (2) continuous integration, (3) continuous deployment, (4) diagnostics reporting, and (5) emergency response and remediation (on-call). Provides for the repeatable deployment of applications delivered from development via consistent runtime environments, accessible metrics, and collaborative debugging efforts. Successful applicant will be expected to complete HIPAA and SysTrust training and certification.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned from time-to-time.

  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of configuration management modules to support application deployments.
  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of configuration management modules to address vulnerabilities discovered during security scans.
  • Deployment of applications, operating system updates, and host patches to secure services infrastructure.
  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of automation tools for commonly executed tasks and commands.
  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of continuous integration, testing, and deployment pipelines.
  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of observability, monitoring, and alerting modules.
  • Development, deployment, and maintenance of automated remediation and self-healing platforms.
  • Collaborates with Systems Engineers and Developers to provide features, support, and training on internally facing private cloud platform.
  • Collaborates with Service Engineers and Systems Engineers to bring container infrastructure into parity with similar offerings from public cloud providers (aws/gce/etc).
  • Collaborates with Systems Engineers, Service Engineers, and Developers in the design, build, and maintenance phases to specify, plan, implement, and improve automation tools.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the Systems Integration Manager and/or VP Operations satisfaction. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 3-5 Years work experience in a related field
  • 5 Years’ experience with Linux
  • 3 Years’ experience with configuration management (Preferably with Salt)
  • 3 Years’ experience with observability and monitoring (Nagios, Prometheus, ELK)
  • 2 Years’ experience with a scripting language such as Bash, Python, or Javascript
  • 1 Year experience with containerization (Preferably K8s on Docker)

Optional

  • Experience with maintaining hardware installations
  • Experience with SAN/ZFS architecture
  • Experience with VMWare
  • Experience with Linux based MTAs
  • Experience in infosec
  • Experience with networking/network architecture
  • Experience with hardware/software load balancers

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, and REGISTRATIONS

While not required, certifications in the following areas are desirable:

  • Saltstack
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • VMWare
  • Redhat or CentOS
  • CoreOS
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Compute Engine

OTHER SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong debugging skills across the stack (infrastructure, systems, application)
  • Ability to collaborate with members of a small team to ensure timely delivery
  • Desire to help build the next iteration of a continuous integration infrastructure
  • Ability to clearly communicate with employees and management of all levels
  • Dependable, reliable, and punctual

MENTAL DEMANDS

Employees regularly are required to:

  • Use oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Use time management and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Be well organized, thorough, and detail-oriented.
  • Read and interpret information and documents.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Work effectively with customers (internal and/or external) who may be encountered in the course of work.
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.

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.

  • Must have physical capabilities to perform the above tasks.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, and type; reach with arms and hands; talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  • Incumbent in this role will be required to maintain a flexible work schedule as some functions may require overtime.

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.

  • Clean indoor office environment that is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (i.e., business office environment with computers and printers operating).

ADDITIONAL

We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry.  Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this job will change from time-to-time in accordance with the company’s business needs.  More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

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

1) Could you please email an updated Word copy of your resume to mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com?

2) What is your availability to start?

3) Are you open to a direct-hire position?

4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

6) When is the best time to contact you and what # can you be reached at for this opportunity?

Regards,

Mike Hanes

ProVisionTech Group

mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com