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  • DevOps Engineer II

    Job Locations US-PA-State College
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/4/2019 9:37 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-2276
    Recruiter
    Adam Kuntz
  • Overview

    GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a DevOps Engineer II in the State College, PA area.

    Position Overview

    You are a key member of the IT team supporting the entire lifecycle.  You are responsible for the end-to-end software delivery process and automating the build, deployment, validation and monitoring frameworks.  You must have a passion for automation, release management, performance monitoring, operations excellence, and cloud platforms.  Hands on experience with software development lifecycles, modern build tools, virtual environment management, continuous integration and delivery are essential to succeed in this role. You’ll need the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues and not only code and configure tools, but also assemble and integrate technology across platforms. You'll also work in a rapid environment where there aren’t always clear specifications or rules about how something should be done, where it’s up to you to figure things out and keep things moving.

    Responsibilities

    • Understand, implement, and automate builds, deployments, validations, and configurations.
    • Build, maintain, and execute automated CI / CD pipelines for development, QA, and production.
    • Instrument code, build tools, and dashboards to help visualize and understand real-time system health, usage, and performance metrics.
    • Maintain the infrastructure and service health monitoring process to enable proactive issue mitigation and expedited issue resolution.
    • Apply appropriate controls to pipelines to facilitate fast release cycles with minimal risk.
    • Provide input into best practices for source control, continuous integration, release management, and validation.
    • Bring an understanding of open source automation technologies to improve the velocity and quality of our products.
    • Continuously improve our build and deployment processes.
    • Identify opportunities to automate and deliver self service capabilities for the most common infrastructure and tasks.
    • Exhibit an understanding of various cloud platforms, including Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and AWS.
    • Participate in sprint planning with the project teams to keep initiatives moving forward.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BS/BA in related discipline with 3+ years’ experience in related field - OR - MS/MA and 1+ years’ experience in related field.
    • Experience in an Agile environment with ability to coordinate cross-functional work towards task completion.
    • Experience with Linux / Unix and Windows platforms.
    • Experience managing cloud environments, including Azure, Google Cloud, and / or AWS.
    • Experience with Kubernetes, orchestration and CI systems such as Jenkins.
    • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Bash, Powershell), configuration and provisioning tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible) and version control (Git, TFS).
    • Working knowledge of security standards and best practices.

    Preferred Experience

    • Makes sound decisions when faced with challenging alternatives that result in successful outcomes.
    • Self-driven; good problem-solving skills; adaptable and proactive.
    • Good verbal and written communication, collaboration, reporting, and analytical skills.
    • Displays critical thinking and analysis in bringing successful implementations to complex challenges.

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

     

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