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Senior DevOps Architect

(HOUSTON Area Applicants Only)

We are looking for a Sr. DevOps Architect that will be responsible for driving the automation and re-architecture of customer applications and processes. Working with technology and business leaders from a variety of customers, you will research, define, document, promote and lead proof-of-concept efforts to transition prototyped concepts to deployed solutions. To be successful in this role you need to understand service-oriented infrastructure, internet scale considerations, cloud platforms and technologies, great analytical skills, a firm understanding of computer science, networking technologies and design, multi-tenant applications, and database and storage technologies. You will ideally have led multiple transitions from legacy architectures to cloud-based solutions and have been pivotal in the application of sound operating and support principles toward meeting target business and technical objectives.

Responsibilities 

  • Be an active developer on a cross Business Unit DevOps team to develop and automate cloud application deployments
  • Understand requirements and work across multiple organizations to determine the best “as a service” based deployment strategies appropriate for each customer
  • Advises product management and various business unit architecture teams on related   technical strategies
  • Mentors and reviews customer (re)designs as required for “as a service” and cloud deployment 
  • Participate in the research, proof of concept and recommendation of appropriate models, methods, tools, and technologies to implement chosen solutions
  • Develop and incorporate industry-leading security, monitoring and management standards into the computing platform / fabric
  • Applies advanced engineering / technical principles, concepts and expertise in the research and development of inventions

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus seven 5 - 7 years development experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of internet scale architectural and design experience.
  • Working knowledge with SOA platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), main virtualization technologies is required. Good understanding of public, private, hybrid deployment models, their specific security and user identity technologies is also required.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of large scale multi- tenant database architecture and concepts is required.
  • Working knowledge of large transactional systems, with real time performance requirements. Good understanding of the hardware components typical in a large scale multi-server environment is a required.
  • Working knowledge of typical network topologies including WANs, network components, TCP/IP family of protocols is required. Ability to design large networks, and analyze network traffic to perform bandwidth analysis is required. Experience with various switch types, routers, firewalls, and network load balancers is a plus. 
  • Working knowledge with Web deployed server technologies is required
  • Intimate knowledge and working experience with major operating systems (Windows, Linux etc.) in scaled implementations is required.
  • The candidate has to have good working knowledge with at least one of the main database technologies (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL etc.). Knowledge of various storage subsystems (NAS, SAN) and backup solutions is required. 
  • Experience with a relevant subset of the following technologies: .NET, C#, IIS, XML, Adobe Flash, Flex, Java, JSP, HTML, HTML5 / Javascript, Apache, Tomcat, Python, BASH, JSON, YAML
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures, resource-oriented architectures, Web services, SOAP and RESTful protocols
  • Systems automation experience with saltstack, puppet, chef or equivalent is an essential as well as systems orchestration principles
  • Able to work in a fast paced, highly matrixed environment to achieve group goals
  • The candidate must have excellent organizational skills, good oral and written communication skills, be effective at communicating complex structures in a simple fashion and have a high level of interpersonal skills. Must be a self motivated, self starting team player with the ability to work in a customer oriented, very fast-paced and demanding environment with minimal supervision.
  • AWS, Openstack or other cloud platform experience is essential along with platform orchestration and scaling methodologies
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