DevOps Architect in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

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Job Description

Job #:  1049261

DevOps Architect
Location: Chicago 
Hard skills
  • Familiarity with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Vagrant or an equivalent tool
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Sound understanding of modern software engineering
  • Solid understanding of containers and container orchestration
  • Understanding of version control utilities (ex. Github, Bitbucket, Artifactory etc.)
  • Hands on experience with various services of AWS such as but not limited to
    • ECS/Fargate
    • RDS: Postgres, SQL, mySQL
    • DynamoDB
    • Elastic Search
    • Lambda
    • EC2, S3 etc.
    • NLBs, ALBs etc.
    • API Gateway
    • IAM
    • CloudWatch/CloudTrail
    • AWS CloudFormation

  • Understanding of Azure DevOps (Pipelines, Repos, etc.)
  • Robust understanding of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Understanding of various types of testing and proper testing methodology (integration testing, smoke testing etc.)
  • Storing metrics (relational database (postgres/mysql), timeseries database (influx or others), other)
  • Different methods of monitoring services, software used for monitoring services (Graphite, Grafana, Zabbix, Prometheus, etc)
    • Distinguishing pros and cons of different monitoring software and methods (push vs pull based metrics)

Soft skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - solution focused communication
  • Carry out research and data collection to understand the organization
  • Conduct well thought out analysis
  • Prepare well designed proposals and presentations 
  • Identify DevOps issues and form hypotheses and solutions
  • Excellent deconstruction skills- Break down complex problems into bite-sized pieces that are easier to manage

  •  8+ years as a DevOps subject matter expert in an enterprise setting
  •  8+ years with managing a DevOps/software engineering team
  •  8+ years with building and maintaining a CI/CD platform

  • Be a subject matter expert on everything DevOps within the context of our organization
  • This requires the candidate to work in an advisory type role therefore strong technical and communication skills are a must
  • Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Must be technically proficient to the point where the candidate can solve complicated technical DevOps related issues
  • Be creative, must be able to formulate elegant solutions to complicated DevOps related problems

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