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Remote Azure DevOps Architect in Baltimore, MD at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description


  • Focus on results, quality, automation & more automation
  • Design, Develop, and Operationalize CI and continuous deployment of systems
  • Build tools to automate deployments and abstract complexities of the software stack and infrastructure.
  • Automate releases of .Net applications and windows services using the existing build environment (TFS) into DevTest, QA, and production environments in the Azure cloud or on-premise systems.
  • Create deployment dashboards and intuitive UI's that Development, QA, and Operation teams can use to make deployment easier.
  • Manage & Track the progress of multiple releases in parallel for Dev and QA.
  • Manage and maintain all environment configurations.
  • Use scripting to pass environment-specific variables to automate deployments and/or customize configuration depending on the environment needed.
  • Manage configuration drift, ensure configuration templates are updated and maintained.
  • Work with Operations, DevOps peers, and R&D to automate full stack deployments which can make life easier for System Administrators and Developers to create production or single box test environments.
  • Make use of available tools like puppet and applicable Azure restful APIs to further automate infrastructure deployments, and treat infrastructure as code.
  • Coordinate with other members of the DevOps team, Development, and Global Operations to enhance, optimize, or introduce new proceses to automate application and infrastructure deployment for all systems for Dev, QA, UAT & Production.
  • Troubleshoot & Resolve Infrastructure issues
  • Troubleshoot & Resolve Environment Issues
  • Manage & Maintain Existing Dev & QA Environments
  • Standardize and evolve QA environments so they are closer to production systems
  • Provide guidance & support to Dev and QA teams as needed.
  • Ability to travel 50-75% of the time (all expenses covered)

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in development operations.
  • 4+ years' of experience in System Administration Windows and Linux.
  • 5+ years of experience in Deployment Automation and Automation Scripting.
  • 2+ years' of experience with Configuration Management & standardization.
  • 2+ years' hands on experience in Azure, CloudFormation, Puppet & Chef or similar automation software tools.
  • Scripting languages: Powershell, Python, PERL, ruby
  • Abiliting to program using, C#, and SQL server
  • Experience with version control tools like Git a plus.
  • Understanding of Virtualization technologies (VMWare & Hyper-V) also a plus but not required
  • Working knowledge of System Monitoring tools: Nagios, DataDog, Splunk a plus.
  • Extremely organized & detail oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Advanced troubleshooting, problem solving, & root cause analysis skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Technically minded problem solver with strong project management skills.
  • Effective team player/leader who is able to develop a positive culture, championing a team environment and drive for results.


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