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DevOps Architect

Company: MAXIMUS, Inc.
Location: Lanham
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a DevOps Architect to join our team supporting our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client. The DevOps Architect will coordinate and deliver on tasks that will help improve the IRS' Technology Infrastructure services.The candidate will provide support to infrastructure and application teams by ensuring that the systems and production environment is optimized in accordance with organization standards while meeting requirements. The candidate must have knowledge and experience using the agile methodology with an emphasis on automation, continuous integration and continuous delivery.The DevOps Architect will lead the integration of OpenShift and Cloudforms, support AWS Cloud infrastructure automation with multiple tools such as Chef, Nexus, Knife, Docker. The DevOps Architect will work closely with enterprise configuration management team to build CI/CD pipelines, design, deploy and maintain virtual desktop infrastructure solutions based on VMWare, and review existing technology implementations and suggest and implement improvements and upgrades. Implementation, configuration, and support of the latest blade and cloud technologies is also a must.Location of work is remote but candidates must be within driving distance to IRS Federal Buildings in Austin, TX, Farmers Branch, TX or Lanham, MD. Post COVID, there may be meetings that require in person attendance occasionally. Provide technical thought leadership based on DevOps Handbook to collaboratively work with a team (as an Architect) that maintains an enterprise Jenkins pipeline. Architect and Integrate DevOps technical components with Enterprise IRS initiatives like the Enterprise Container Platform (platform as a service) and Infrastructure as Code initiative (IAC where V-realize is one of the targeted tools) Write scripts and small utilities, automate deployments, and evaluate pipelines against industry and in-house standards Lead automation steps involved with onboarding projects, document the tasks, implement needed enhancements; enforce and develop standards related Trunk- based development and the definitions of done Lead project team members in adopting CI/CD pipeline and practices that ensure maximum utilization of pipeline features Collaboratively work with existing team leveraging agile methodology (ex: participate in daily stand ups and other scrum ceremonies) Educate IRS ECP stakeholders on best practices on container adoption in areas of security, processes/procedures, maintenance, etc. Support development of the DevOps Automated Testing Strategy document and identification and onboarding of projects for automated regression testing Hands on experience with some of these tools: Jenkins, Sonar, Ant, Maven scripting tool, AppScan, Jacoco, bash/c/shell scripting, python, Ruby, node.js. Good understanding or experience with Open Shift 4 platform Assist with capturing metrics for CI/CD and DevOps initiatives Perform knowledge transfer by partnering with IRS employees to share technical expertise, and knowledge acquired through supporting the technical discussions, processes, and delivery of the CI/CD pipeline and all integration points Propose and develop DevOps CI/CD pipeline orchestration solutions using Jenkins and Ruby Scripting Develop and propose containerization solutions compatible with IRS DevOps Practice Develop and propose IaC and PaaS solutions compatible with IRS DevOps Practice Evaluate software tools for orchestration, IaC, PaaS, and containerization solutions Troubleshoot orchestration, IaC, PaaS, containerization, CI/CD, and automated testing solutionsPROJECT QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related experience may substitute for degree. Master's Degree preferred. At least 12 years of related experience in progressively responsible positions Experience with source control tools (GIT, SVN), Jenkins CI/CD, Ruby Experience with system configuration, management, and virtualization and VMware Experience using automation technologies such as Ansible to automate server builds, installation, configuration, and change management Scripting experience (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, shell, WLST, JBoss CLI, Bash/KSH) Working experience with cloud technologies Experience with VMware vRealize and the planning, installing, configuring and troubleshooting of products such as: Operations Manager, Automation, Log Insight, Network Insight Experience working with automation Tools like Jenkins, Chef Experience working with Docker Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) experience using OpenShift Experience working with API's Knowledge and experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk, New Relic and Cloudwatch Good Knowledge in the design and configuration of cloud services Experience working with application servers such as Apache Tomcat, Node.js, or RedHat JBoss Understanding of network topology and technologies such as firewalls, load-balancers, DNS, VPN, NAT Strong communication skills and ability to work across organizations In-depth understanding of the software development life cycle Prior experience supporting IRS programs is desired. Additional Requirements, as per contract/client: Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus). Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant. As a federal contractor, Maximus is subject to Executive Order 14042 and the Safe Workforce Task Force's COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. In light of these requirements, all employees will eventually need to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment and new hires/employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:- The DevOps Architect will be responsible for recommending and developing technical architectures, tools and processes that support the automation of environment management, build, testing, deployment and support processes.- Provide coordination across IRS stakeholder divisions with regards to the Standard Stack and Continuous Deployment Process projects.- Perform best practice configurations and settings within the IRS environment.- Assist with builds and design of high-level architecture documentation.- Lead a continuous improvement process for DevOps, with individual roadmaps and focus points for the different products and development teams.- Explain and educate on DevOps systems, processes and benefits to all levels of the organization.- Collaborate with other teams in the organization to define supporting infrastructure and software tools needed to enable DevOps practices in a large scale environment.- Learn and analyze new technologies and industry best practices to identify suitability for adoption by the organization.- Contribute to the design and architecture of software and infrastructure to ensure projects meet goals and should be able to clearly articulate and present the implications of design/architectural decisions, issues and plans to leadership.- Develop reusable patterns and encourage innovation that will enable team velocity.Minimum Requirements:- 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.- Computer Professional Job Profile

MAXIMUS Introduction

Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.

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.

Keywords: MAXIMUS, Inc., Washington DC , DevOps Architect, Professions , Lanham, DC

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