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DevOps Engineer Lead

The DevOps Engineer Lead is not afraid to learn new technologies, languages, and frameworks. This role requires impeccable communication and problem-solving skills. The DevOps Engineer Lead is responsible for bridging the gap between our development teams’ needs and the implementation of infrastructure to support those needs. Assessing hardware and software needs for various projects, planning and building-out the necessary resources on the AWS platform is a key component to this role.  The DevOps Engineer Lead will evaluate the IT requirements of all teams to provide guidance/suggestions on other tools we may need to achieve excellence.

As Lead, coordinating with multiple teams and working on different layers of the infrastructure is required. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality output is important. Additionally, the Lead will

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Mentor DevOps Engineers on the team
  • Evaluate the need to hire as the company grows
  • Interview new team candidates as needed
  • Procure necessary IT resources to support other teams
  • Design efficient processes to deploy resources to AWS or elsewhere
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions including materials, effort, and time necessary
  • Deploy updates, fixes, and patches as needed
  • Provide clear goals for all areas of a project and develop steps to oversee their timely execution
  • Analyze current technology utilized within the company and develop steps and processes to improve and expand upon them
  • Report on analytics regarding software and hardware usage
  • Secure all resources in use onsite and in the cloud
  • Monitor all systems for health (e.g., Datadog, New Relic, etc.)
  • Support CI/CD and other automation initiatives (e.g., Ansible, Bamboo, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Assist other engineers in creating practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and demonstrating them to other members of various teams
  • Provide Level 2 technical support, potentially after-hours
  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors
  • Develop scripts/tools to automate duties where possible
  • Work alongside project management teams to successfully monitor progress and implementation of initiatives

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience mentoring and managing people to support their career and growth
  • Experience in the IT field using micro-services and DevSecOps
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Experience deploying production enterprise applications to AWS
  • Experience with large-scale, high-performance, enterprise data application deployments
  • Experience with solution architecture on complex heterogeneous environments in AWS
  • Experience working together with teams from several departments to facilitate the orderly execution of a proposed project plan
  • Strong full-stack engineering background
  • Strong sense of team and group collaboration
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Professional experience and a high-level understanding of working with various operating systems and their implications, including flavors of Linux (e.g., Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Amazon)
  • Comfort with the command-line interface is a must
  • Extraordinary ethics and compassion for your colleagues
  • Basic understanding of accessibility and security compliance
  • Understanding integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Understanding of supporting automated testing platforms
  • Proficiency with code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Possess a knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Strong ability to work with multiple languages in different scenarios
  • Experience with supporting some of the following languages and frameworks is required:
    • JavaScript
    • Node.js
    • NPM/Yarn
    • PHP
    • React.js

LOCATION:
Columbia, MD

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