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Job Title: DevOps Architect
Location: Lanham, MD United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/23/2022
Expire Date: 12/23/2022
Job Categories: Information Technology
Job Description
DevOps Architect
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 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 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.

Qualifications & Requirements
Primary Responsibilities:

• 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 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 solutions
• 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

Minimum Requirements:

• 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
• Skilled 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
• Practice 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
• Must have knowledge and experience using the agile methodology with an emphasis on automation, continuous integration and continuous delivery
• 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

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
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jaclyn Ortiz
Contact Email:jaclynortiz@maximus.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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