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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Contract DevOps Engineer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

SUMMARY

Our client is committed to being the leader in the brand experience category by designing and producing powerful integrated digital and live events that connect people in ways that are meaningful and measurable.

This is a company built on integrity and a commitment to the well-being of our colleagues, our clients, the industry, and the environment. Nearly 90 years later, the client family still runs the company, along with more than 6,500 equally passionate employee-owners and 30,000 part-time workers. The family legacy shines through everything we do, from our creative inspiration right down to the sustainable carpet under your feet.

3 must haves: AWS cloud or any cloud experience, leadership abilities, 10/10 comm skills

Azure is NOT a must just as long as they have some type of cloud experience. Most of them will have AWS.

  • Kubernetes experience
  • Helm experience
  • RBAC experience
  • Azure Experience – Not just VSTS or pipeline experience but also in the infrastructure in Azure

As a DevOps Engineer, 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 communicate well and help lead 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.

Design, implement, and support continuous integration and delivery pipeline.

Automate all aspects of service delivery

Script tasks relative to platforms support and service delivery.

Define platform standards to facilitate 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.

Implement pipeline platforms that are redundant and backed up as needed.

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.

Install system patches and application updates as directed.

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

Implement data architectures that are in regulatory and legal compliance

Plan and coordinate own work to meet commitments and quality expectations

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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a High School Diploma or GED

2-3 years or more years of experience in the related field in a large corporation or consulting environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2-3 years or more years working knowledge, production support, and configuration experience of relevant systems applications required.

This is more of Sr requirements and this isn’t a Sr position: Ability to architect, design and support within Azure with a working knowledge of Azure Backup, Storage, Compute, Containers, Express Route and Networking and experience with IAAS and PAAS.

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

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

Hands-on experience with cloud infrastructure and design within Azure is required. Ability to present ideas in user-friendly/non-technical language

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

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

Must possess 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

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