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DevOps Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 20-03936
  • Date: September 25, 2020
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Job Description - DevOps Engineer


An established and growing financial firm is actively seeking an experienced DevOps Engineer to join their local the local team.  The DevOps team is responsible for developing and maintaining the processes and systems that support the CI/CD capabilities for multiple application development teams. The ideal DevOps Engineer will be strong in CI/CD and Jenkins, Openshift/Kubernetes and experienced working with AWS.  The ideal candidate will be confident in their abilities, tenacious to keep asking (the right) questions and a great communicator to work with the European team.  This role is highly visible and working on the next generation projects for the organization.  You will be contributing in DevOps best practices, advancing automation, and maintaining strong adherence to security policy.  Excellent communication skills are required.



Ensure technical expectations of deliverables are met on projects.

Contribute to the maturation of CI/CD through development and testing of pipelines and automated provisioning of infrastructure.

Support Scrum teams across the entire CI/CD spectrum.

Manage CI environments, including maintenance and administration.

Manage application platforms and infrastructure in hybrid cloud/on-prem environment.

Maintain and improve monitoring and alerting systems and processes.

Facilitate technical roadmaps through upgrade and maintenance work.

Collaborate with infrastructure, security, architecture, and development teams.


Solid understanding of the practical application of DevOps philosophy, Agile methods, Infrastructure-as-Code.

Strong experience with container orchestration – scaling, managing, and deploying containers.

Strong knowledge of scripting languages, specifically Python, Bash, Groovy.

Experience with set-up and maintenance of CI tools.

Experience with application performance monitoring and using data to determine appropriate scale.

Experience with messaging and data streaming platforms.

Understanding of practical challenges and nuances of working in a hybrid environment.



5+ years as a DevOps Engineer

2+ years working with AWS

Experienced working with a full CI/CD stack with Jenkins, SonaType Nexus, SonarQube, Chef, Checkmarx, Docker

Container orchestration on RedHat Openshift and AWS ECS/EKS

Monitoring and APM using Cloudwatch, Prometheus, Grafana

Writing and maintaining scripts in Python, Bash, Groovy

AWS infrastructure-as-code using Terraform and CloudFormation

Messaging and streaming using SQS, Kafka

Operating Systems: Linux, Windows

Source Code Management: Git based

Software frameworks and runtime: .NET Core, Java JVM/JRE


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