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DevOps Coach (Remote)

Company: GovCIO
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

GovCIO is a team of transformerspeople who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.But we can't do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We're changing the face of I.T. - from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we're excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?ResponsibilitiesGovCIO is seeking a dedicated, meticulous DevOps Coach to support the strategic release of digital services that will transform government IT within the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA). This individual will work closely with the Agile Center of Excellence at the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information Technology. The DevOps Coach will partner with the Agile Center of Excellence as the VA OIT moves from project management to product and product line management; from waterfall management processes to Agile and Scaled Agile practices; and from stove-piped development, delivery and operations processes to DevOps best practices such as Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery. We are seeking individuals committed to delivering and improving quality services to Veterans.In this role, you will be assigned to initiatives that span strategy and road map exercises, architecture definition, product selection, application and integration design and implementation. You will work with leadership to define and understand business goals, strategies, capabilities, processes and help shape and define business and technology transformation initiatives.

  • Work with the ACOE and other key IT leaders to plan and develop DevOps Strategy
  • Engage with governance models for prioritizing and managing emerging technology investments across the enterprise
  • Partner with multidisciplinary teams to understand requirements and plan architecture and solutions
  • Advise the ACOE on highly technical issues within its broad-based area of expertise, including the potential effects of emerging information technologies, IT processes, and trends on the current and future IT initiatives
  • Provide leadership on the reporting, analysis, technology, and governance recommendations to accelerate the integration of emerging technologies across the enterprise
  • Adopt and implement best practices and champion an engineering culture emphasizing Agile and DevOps
  • Collaborate with other engineers to optimize CI/CD pipelines
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and training materials for Federal, contractor, and company teams
  • Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team
  • Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time and on-budgetQualificationsRequired Skills and Experience:
    • Bachelors Degree required
    • 8+ years of software development experience, with production experience in system design, networking, and virtual cloud implementation
    • DevOps experience working on Amazon Web Services cloud platform environments building CI/CD pipelines for large distributed systems
    • Expert in containerization technologies (Kubernetes K8s and Docker)
    • Proven experience leading a DevOps team
    • Exposure to server and application deployment automation systems like Jenkins and Docker to automate parts of software development related to build, test, deploy that facilitates continuous integration and continuous delivery
    • Experience with Agile Methodology, Scrum, and Kanban Processes
    • Expert knowledge of software development lifecycle
    • Experience with code versioning and project management tools (e.g., GitHub and ZenHub)
    • Experience with providing presentations to virtual and in person teams with an emphasis on remotely-delivered presentations
    • Proven leadership experience in IT delivery, building and sustaining high performing teams
    • Demonstrated strong collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills in a highly matrixed organization
    • Effective leadership and analytical skills
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skillsPreferred Skills and Experience:
      • Agile and/or SAFe certifications
      • Experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
      • Familiarity with the VA Digital Services Playbook and VA software release process
      • Database Management: PostgreSQL, Redis
      • Hosting AWS - SQS, Cloudwatch, Lambda, RDS, DMSCOVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company's and its clients' COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client's COVID-19 requirements.GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

Keywords: GovCIO, Washington DC , DevOps Coach (Remote), Other , Fairfax, DC

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