DevOps Engineer (Azure) in Clearwater, FL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  824711

Apex Systems has a contract to hire opening for a Sr. DevOps Engineer with a large technical services organization in the Tampa/Clearwater, FL area.  Client is looking for someone with a strong MS Azure background to help them with a migration from AWS to Azure.

This is a contract to hire opportunity offering between $110-120/yr. upon conversion along with great benefits including health coverage, 401(k) and an aggressive PTO program.  Client will also offer the ability to work remotely 2 days/week.

The detailed job description is provided below.  If interested, please email your up to date resume to Joe Barowski via .If you wish to receive job alerts from Apex that match your criteria please join our Talent Network/Job Portal via

Client Job Description:

Sr. Azure DevOps Engineer


  • Work with business partners to capture system functional and non-functional requirements
  • Work directly with development and DevOps teams by leading and being accountable for the design and delivery of advanced DevOps capabilities.
  • Assist with estimating work efforts required for each phase of a project.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to engineers.
  • Participate and lead internal and external learning and sharing activities, including conference technical presentations.
  • Collaborate with other architects to define and capture software architecture for systems and/or components
  • Develop design models using UML
  • Identify, evaluate and select appropriate technology
  • Develop/Code applications and/or component
  • Create technical documentation
  • Support production software operations, test and debug programs
  • Assist in the development of overall project plans and timetables, analysis and identification of intermediate deliverables
  • Report progress and status of assigned tasks to project teams and managers
  • Reviewing current application for areas of opportunity within the current data construct


  • 10+ years of IT experience with 5+ years of hands-on experience in application/system/platform/integration architectures
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible software engineering and DevOps experience.
  • Experience designing and implementing end to end Continuous Delivery pipelines.
  • Deep Azure private/public cloud experience in a production environment (e.g. network, security, deployment, automation, server less technologies).
  • Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible).
  • Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project.
  • Demonstrated growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems.
  • Ability to communicate with clients on a business level and translate their needs into a technical solution
  • Previous experience as the lead architect responsible for an overall large-scale system design
  • Hands on experience coding/building enterprise-scale applications using latest web technologies
  • Strong data modeling experience from conceptual, logical, and physical designs using UML
  • Mastery of object oriented design and design patterns
  • Hands-on experience in database systems; relational, document, and key value stores
  • Knowledge/Experience with designing big data solutions
  • Good understanding of infrastructure and network design
  • Experience building applications with multiple technologies and platforms
  • Experience building applications on LAMP and MEAN stacks
  • Strong understanding of security best practices
  • Strong awareness of latest web standards (OAuth, SAML, OpenID Connect & others)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Experience with agile development is desirable