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DevOps Contractor
Ref No.: 18-00911
Location: San Francisco, California
 DevOps Contractor
San Francisco, CA
Delta Dental
12+ Months
About the Role:
You will be working as part of the DevOps team to automate application's deployment. Your experience and scripting skills will be needed to help us automate the scaling and management of server resources, implement code for zero-downtime deployments and to facilitate DevOps practices. This position offers an outstanding opportunity for a unique individual who possesses a solid development, deployment and operations background.
 Location: San Francisco OR Rancho Cordova office
·         Work closely with Development, Operations and Release Management teams.
·         Automate, implement, administer, and maintain, continuous development and continuous deployment systems.
·         In depth knowledge of build and deployment automation technologies.
·         An attitude and ability to take ownership and deliver a high quality product, on time.
·         A strong bias for action, and shipping product.
·         Process-oriented.
Must have Requirements:
·         Experience of Kubernetes configuration, concepts and management.
·         5+ years of containerization technology, with the skills to configure, and manage docker and docker images.    
·         8+ years work experience or strong knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment.
·         Experience of implementing DevOps in multiple companies.
·         Experience in DevOps Architectural decisions, tools selection, best practices.            
·         Constant research and learning on new tools and technologies in DevOps space.
·         Experience of Continuous build automation, with the skills to configure and manage a Jenkins build server and set up and run builds.
Other requirements:
·         Experience of coding Chef cookbooks given a set of deployment specifications at expert skill level.
·         Experience with Linux/Unix Administration with an ability to code shell, and either perl or python scripts.
·         Experience with a maven, and an artifact repository such as Sonotype or Artifactory.
·         Experience of scripting a build for an application based on a set of specifications.
·         Experience with revision control systems - git, github, subversion with an emphasis on creating configurations using branching and tagging. 
·         An appreciation of REST, multi-tier application's architecture, micro-services and NodeJS.
·         Familiarity with Git, AWS, Jenkins Pipelines, Code Deploy.
·         An understanding of Jira, Kanban boards and agile development.
·         Experience with Release Management.
·         Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an "always-up, always-available" environment.
·         On-call responsibilities on a rotation basis is a requirement.
·         Strong written and verbal communications skills.
·         Ability to work with remote teams.
·         Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
·         Nice to have read "The Phoenix Project." 
·         A passion for the development and deployment of high-quality services with correctness and robustness.