DevOps Engineer

Full-Time

Department: Information Technology

Location: Wichita

Salary Range: $25.544 - $34.329 /hour | $53,132 - $71,404 /year

Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Definition and Examples of Work

  • Works with developers and other IT staff to determine requirements for applications and develops infrastructure specifications.
  • Design, build and maintain a stable and efficient infrastructure to optimize service delivery across production, QA, and development environments throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Analyze current technology utilized within the company and develop steps and processes to improve and expand upon them.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, maintain, and continuously improve building, packaging, and deployment processes.
  • Implement and maintain automated infrastructure capabilities like backups, updates, security tools, resource monitoring.
  • Ensures systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats.
  • Works with developers and other IT staff to investigate and resolve technical issues.
  • Answers questions pertaining to IT policies and procedures.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as business needs require.       

Latitude and Impact of Position

This position works daily to obtain information, provide input, and problem solve independently and as part of a team, while researching and using extensive technical and industry knowledge. Most work projects are assigned, then the employee arranges his/her work tasks for completion within established timeframes. This position may direct the work of others while providing coaching and training in an informal manner. Decision making may be done independently related to own work tasks and when decisions do not impact other departments. All purchase requests require supervisory approval. Successful completion of job tasks impacts internal systems, processes and procedures, operating costs, customer satisfaction, and company liability.

Work Environment

The work environment described here is representative of the general work environment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Primarily works in a general office environment using computers, electronic devices, phones, and related office equipment.

QUALIFICATION

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with Git and Git workflows
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Experience administering and deploying development CI/CD tools such as Git, Jira, Bitbucket or Jenkins
  • Familiarity with containerization and container orchestration services, such as Docker, Podman, OpenShift and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience with Linux operating system environments, HTTP servers and databases
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Understanding of business principles and objectives
  • Ability to evaluate technology requirements and translate them into infrastructure specifications and documentation for manageable business solutions
  • Willingness to expand skills and stay abreast of new web technologies and security strategies to prevent vulnerabilities like those catalogued by OWASP
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Proficient use of computers

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of IBM Power Systems and IBM i (AS/400, iSeries or System i) system architecture, its capabilities and utilities, as well as DB2 for i database
  • Knowledge of Arcad Software’s DevOps for IBM i solution
  • Experience managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8 servers
  • Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) certification
  • Knowledge of Node.js application architecture
  • Experience with office suite software, including email, word processing and spreadsheet applications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, CIS or equivalent area of technical study (IT experience can substitute for a BS degree)
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience

Certification, License, Registration

  • NA

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit (or stand) for long periods of time while visualizing a computer screen (continuous)
  • Must be able to speak with and hear others (frequent)
  • Uses hands to touch, handle, feel, grip, grasp, pinch or squeeze (frequent)
  • Must be able to see up close and identify and distinguish colors and/or shapes (continuous)
  • Must be able to adjust focus, use peripheral vision (frequently)
  • Occasionally uses depth perception, and must see at a distance
  • Must occasionally distinguish between sound tones
  • Must lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

Other Requirements

  • Occasional hours beyond normal office hours due to system maintenance and monitoring activities
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