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DATE ADDED: Tue 19/11/2019

Devops Engineer

Richmond, VA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

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As a DevOps Systems Engineer, you will architect and implement solutions to remedy complicated application challenges around performance, database scaling/sharding, and data transformation.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and fixing production software issues

  • Developing monitoring solutions

  • Performing software maintenance and configuration

  • Implementing the fix for internally developed code (Perl, Ruby, C/C++, Java)

  • Performing SQL queries, updating, tracking, and resolving technical challenges

  • Updating/enhancing current software, automation of support processes, and documentation of systems

Key Responsibilities:

Work closely with Agile software engineering teams optimize the technology stack for performance, maintainability and fault tolerance

Conduct code promotion and change management

Design and build logging and monitoring systems to identify bottlenecks and assist with the analysis and troubleshooting of hardware and software issues

Proactively maintain, monitor, and analyze system components across server infrastructure

Evaluate and install application and system upgrades, including daily maintenance such as backups and runtime upgrades

Document, drive, and execute against industry best-practice processes and organizational procedures

Perform system performance and load testing procedures

Perform security audits and system hardening measures

Share routine operations task and on-call support

Minimum Requirements

2 years IT operations, systems maintenance and/or monitoring experience

Critical Skills

Excellent problem solving skills

Experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2012+, IIS 8.5+, Team Foundation Server 2018, Microsoft SQL Server 2012+, server builds, configurations and providing ongoing maintenance and support

Strong, hands-on experience with PowerShell scripting

Experience with code management processes, procedures, and tools (e.g., TFS, GIT, etc.)

Continuous integration and deployment knowledge preferred knowledge of advanced system monitoring, logging and analysis concepts (SCOM, web logs, AppDynamics, etc.).

Understanding of Agile methodology principles

Additional Skills and Qualifications

Principles of application security in a cloud environment

Automation and configuration tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

Knowledge of development languages (C#, ASP.NET, Angular, COM+ preferred)

Apache or WordPress website administration

API Management (e.g. Apigee)

Prioritize and execute tasks

Communicate ideas in both technical and user friendly language

Active participation in the technical community desired

Excellent written and verbal communications skills


4-year degree in Computer Science or equivalent DevOps work experience

- provided by Dice