• Senior DevOps Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Owings Mill
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/26/2018 6:26 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.
    As members of the SAFe Agile team, DevOps Engineers work closely with development, test, analysis and product owners to understand the requirements that drive the design of quality technical solutions. The function of the DevOps team is to champion the collaboration and communication between development, test, and IT operations in order to establish a culture where building, testing, and releasing software happens rapidly and frequently with minimal re-work that is process improvement driven and utilizes metrics to increase efficiency.

    DevOps team members follow Lean Agile process and are involved in the full lifecycle of an application. They are responsible for the design and implementation of the continuous delivery pipeline, including continuous integration, continuous delivery and automated environment provisioning. The DevOps team is also responsible for developing the DevOps toolchain, having a firm grasp of open source technologies and tools.

    Principle responsibilities include supporting release on-demand practice, developing new DevOps fixtures, prototyping new architecture, implementing and updating enablement solutions, providing assistance in building and executing test plans, performing technical peer reviews, managing operations as well as supporting software in production.
    DevOps Engineers must be able to adjust to constant business change; common types of changes include new requirements, evolving goals and strategies, and emerging technologies. DevOps Engineers require the ability to interact, develop, engineer, and communicate collaboratively within their DevOps group, and all levels of the integrated project team.

    Job Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Lead DevOps team members to achieve the goals set in each development iteration
    • Design technical solutions that drive application development velocity, improve services-oriented integration and fulfill architectural design user stories
    • Master a multitude of open source platforms and cloud technologies (AWS EC2, AWS ECS, OpenSCAP, Ansible, Jenkins, GitLab, Docker, Maven, Artifactory, FitNesse, Netflix OSS, Eureka, Zuul, RabbitMQ, Splunk, etc.)
    • Effectively collaborate and coordinate with Agile team, reaching across functional silos to achieve objectives
    • Create and cultivate platform infrastructure, especially as concerns containerization and automation
    • Develop and enhance continuous integration, continuous delivery/deployment and automated infrastructure provisioning DevOps fixtures
    • Define Configuration/Change Management (CM) procedures and monitor adherence to CM best practices
    • Maintain performance metrics and monitoring for microservices architecture and operations environment; recommend improvements where appropriate
    • Troubleshoot build failures, environment issues and technical blockers with Agile team members
    • Provide communication to Agile team members to manage expectations and schedule coordination
    • Demonstrate DevOps concepts to customers and IPT members
    • All other duties as assigned or directed

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required
    • At least five (5) years of DevOps Engineering experience including the ability to demonstrate exceptional proficiency with languages and file formats such as: Groovy, JSON, YAML, Go, Perl, Python, Ruby, Dockerfile and RPM
    • Strong background in NIX operating systems, Shell script, YUM, and adeptness with new scripting languages
    • Proven data management experience and ability
    • Prior experience with infrastructure-as-code and operations management
    • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer a plus
    • Certification or experience with SAFe Agile practices a plus

    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
    • Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs.
    • Frequent use of computer, telephone, and office equipment (copier, fax, scanner)

    Per contract requirements, employees must:
    • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    • Typically requires an advanced technical degree and a minimum of 12 years in progressively responsible positions.
    • Individual contributor who oversees large, technically complex projects.
    • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.
    • Position is recognized as a subject matter expert within a particular discipline.
    • Some barriers to entry exist at this level (Sr Executive approval).
    • Knowledgeable of emerging trends and may contribute to and influence best practices within discipline.

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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