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Senior Dev Ops
Ref No.: 17-14334
Location: Reston, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Senior Dev Ops
Reston, VA
6 Months to start


The Senior DevOps Engineer is responsible for working and collaborating with the software engineering, architecture and operations teams. The ideal candidate will use their system and networking knowledge to help maintain system health, monitor and design to scale. He/she will be responsible for implementing and maintaining continuous integration and continuous delivery infrastructure for application development teams. Key focus areas for this role are service quality, continuous improvements through process streamlining and automation.

Key skills:
· Experienced software developer who is an expert in a variety of open source technologies, including Bash/Perl/Python.
· Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations, troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments.
· CI/CD toolkit (Jenkins, Sonar, Svn, Git, Nexus, Maven, Ant, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
· Strong background in configuring and deploying services on Linux/Unix
· Linux and Open Source Software experience highly desirable
· Expert level with installation/configuration automation and scripting (shell, Perl, Python, VBscript and/or Ruby etc.)
· Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
· Strong experience in building deployment pipelines in Jenkins to enable continuous delivery
· Experience in integrating various automated testing tools with continuous delivery pineline (e.g. Junit, Cucumber, Selenium, Jasmine, PhantomJS)
· Experience with deploying and scaling web services on virtual infrastructure (including cloud/IaaS/PaaS - AWS, Azure, GCP), experience with messaging infrastructure (TIBCO, ActiveMQ)
· Background in internet service architectures and a deep understanding of underlying technologies: TCP/IP, HTTP, load balancing, web servers, caching, relational & nosql databases

Education:
· Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience