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DevOps Architect - Remote
Company: Maximus
Location: Remote, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/22/2022
Expire Date: 12/22/2022
Job Categories: Information Technology
Job Description
DevOps Architect - Remote
Maximus is currently 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.

This position is remote; however, candidates ideally will be within driving distance to IRS Federal Buildings in Austin, TX, Farmers Branch, TX or Lanham, MD. There may be meetings that require in person attendance occasionally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead the integration of OpenShift and Cloudforms
• Support AWS Cloud infrastructure automation with multiple tools such as Chef, Nexus, Knife, Docker
• 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
o Implementation, configuration, and support of the latest blade and cloud technologies is also a must
• 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
• 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)
• 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
• 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, 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 solutions

Minimum Requirements and Project 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
• Minimum 12 years of related experience in progressively responsible positions
• Experience with source control tools (GIT, SVN), Jenkins CI/CD, Ruby
• Must have experience with system configuration, management, and virtualization and VMware
• Ability 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
• Skillful in VMware vRealize and the planning, installing, configuring and troubleshooting of products such as: Operations Manager, Automation, Log Insight, Network Insight
• Automation Tools like Jenkins, Chef experience
• Experience working with Docker
• Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) experience using OpenShift
• Background working with API’s
• Knowledge and experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk, New Relic and Cloudwatch
• Strong understanding in the design and configuration of cloud services
• Working knowledge of 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 preferred
• Computer Professional Job Profile
• Knowledgeable of emerging trends and may contribute to and influence best practices within discipline
• Good understanding or experience with Open Shift 4 platform
• Hands on experience with some of these tools: Jenkins, Sonar, Ant, Maven scripting tool, AppScan, Jacoco, bash/c/shell scripting, python, Ruby, node.js.

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
Contact Information
Contact Name: Jaclyn Ortiz
Contact Email: jaclynortiz@maximus.com
Website: https://external-maximus.icims.com/...
Company Description:
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.
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