DevOps Engineer

The Goal is seeking a DevOps Engineer to support a client in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.


General Duties:

  • Support transformation of established infrastructure using automation; Support building new systems environments, and upgrading/patching existing ones, through use of automation tooling
  • Provide hands-on support for the ongoing development of Infrastructure-As-Code(IAC) and support operation and maintenance team.
  • Responsible for analyzing infrastructure automation requirements and code development
  • Scripting to build required automation and tools on an ad-hoc basis (using Chef, Ruby, Bash, etc.)
  • Working with Red Hat product stack, virtualization, API development, middleware, storage, messaging, and cloud technology.
  • Design and develop reusable components, code and document custom automation frameworks, maintain scripts, and update these items as needed to build continuous delivery pipelines, ensuring rapid availability of the product.
  • Deploy and decommission client environments for multi and single tenant hosted applications following established processes and procedures.
  • Monitor system and application performance to detect errors, apply testing procedures/methodologies (e.g. diagnostic software) and provide interpretation of data. Install and configure NIM Server (NIM Server Administration) and Satellite Server


Mandatory Skills:

  • Experience building and releasing IAC in a controlled environment with an understanding of full-lifecycle configuration management.
  • Experience with version control systems (GIT), configuration management (i.e. Chef), central logging and monitoring solution (i.e. Solarwinds)
  • Experience with HashiCorp tooling (Terraform, Packer, Vault) Experience with Ruby, Bash, and other common scripting languages.
  • Must have experience with DevOps concepts and automation skills Experience with RHEL, Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with NIM and Satellite ServerBe flexible and be willing to quickly learn new tools/methods
  • Strong team player, and also be able to work independently


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with IBM PowerVC/Openstack
  • Experience with DB2, SQL, Oracle
  • Experience with high availability architectures and concepts (HACMP/PowerHA)
  • Experience with enterprise backup/restore architectures and concepts including TSM
  • Experience with strategies for database backups, file system backups
  • Experience with CI/CD testing and deployment tools such Jenkins, GIT
  • Experience with various Firewall architectures and Network Security concepts
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