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Python DevOps Engineer
Ref No.: 18-10954
Location: Westlake, Texas


Long-Term Consulting Opportunity for a Python DevOps Engineer with a Global Financial Firm in Westlake, TX

*MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON A W2 - NO 3RD PARTIES*
*ONSITE INTERVIEW REQUIRED*

TOP SKILLS
1) 3-4+ years of Python development
2) Champion of automation efforts
3) AWS (or other cloud-based technologies)
4) DevOps experience (Ansible, Docker, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
5) Linux/UNIX, Windows
6) Agile/Waterfall methodologies workflow and data analysis skills

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• The primary responsibility of the team is the operational stability and availability of the applications that customer facing associates use to do their job. The team's goal is to deliver agreed levels of service to users and customers and to provide the best associate experience possible.
• Champion automation efforts.
• Focus on improvements in instrumentation, logging and monitoring.
• Move current application infrastructure towards DevOps model and cloud.
• Develop and maintain monitoring and instrumentation capabilities for existing suite of applications.
• Establish plan for continuous improvement regarding stability and availability.
• Partner with Tech Lead on opportunities for Technical improvements for monitoring and troubleshooting.
• Metrics and reporting around various areas including, but not limited to, application performance & monitoring, incident and problem management, etc.
• Expected to work independently with limited supervision.
• Strong sense of ownership for the health of the applications and level of partnership with the business.
• Coordinate and encourage the adoption of new tools and process within the team.
• Collaborate with technical teams to identify dependencies, coordinate activity and resolve problems.
• Document and review implementation plans, support procedures and environment configurations.
• Respond to varied needs of management and stakeholders

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Strong knowledge of Python scripting and automation practices
• Experience managing environment stability and availability.
• Production support experience with financial systems a plus.
• Linux/UNIX and Windows operating systems
• Experience in workflow design, data analysis and requirements identification/specification.
• Demonstrated original and abstract thinking.
• Experience with software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall) a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communication.
• Microsoft Office skills--Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio.
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field of study
• Experience with Dev Ops and Cloud based technology is a plus

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Strong relationship management and facilitation skills.
• Strong analytical and/or project management skills required.
• Ability to provide 24x7 support for the production environments.
• Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
• Understanding of financial services industry a plus.