There you are. Scrolling through Dice, checking out new jobs. Boom - right in your face "DevOps Engineer" jumps out. "That sounds cool," you say excitedly, or, sighing abjectly, "Here's another job description full of buzzwords...next." Well, stop right where you are. Don't leave this page - keep reading. I'd threaten you with a virus, but I'm just a recruiter and do not know how to do that.
The life of a DevOps Engineer can be trying. An overworked and underappreciated black hole of ambiguity some might say. But wait! What's that in the distance? A light at the end of the tunnel? No, silly! It's Positive Reinforcement! You Mr. or Ms. DevOps Engineer are the glue of the SDLC, a conduit for development, testing, deployment and production systems! You are the prime mover of the web application ecosystem! Join the DevOps revolution my friend! Our comrades at Puppet Labs ensure us that organizations leveraging the skills of a DevOps engineer "deploy code up to 30 times more frequently than their competitors" and "50 percent fewer of their deployments fail" (http://puppetlabs.com/blog/what-is-a-devops-engineer).
This DevOps Engineer will be vital to the rearchitecture and implementation of brand new enterprise systems for a world class institution in the Chicagoland area.
This DevOps Engineer will be responsible for the following:
- Provisioning hardware and scripting automated processes for deploying server and network systems
- Collaborating and communicating with all participants in the development and release lifecyle of web applications
- Identifying areas for process re-engineering and improvement
The DevOps Engineer should have the following:
- A thorough understanding of the SDLC and Agile methodology either by formal education or on the job experience
- The eagerness to get out of your chair and away from your phone/email to talk to developers, testers, project managers, or product owners
- An interest in the world of open source and cloud based technology that can be leveraged to drive uptime, monitor systems, and decrease release cycles
- Strong command line Linux capabilities and integration experience with third party systems like Puppet, Nagios, or Splunk
- Web server administration skills
- Light database administration skills (tuning, log shipping, replication) with any RDBMS (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle)
If you like what you see, please send us your resume today and we will tell you all about the organization and the projects they have in the pipeline. You will learn that this DevOps Engineer position is as critical to the success of this institution as a life preserver is to a drowning person. To help you stay afloat, they do offer extraordinary benefits and provide the financial means and access to educational resources you need to continue to enhance your skillset.
We look forward to hearing from you.