Lead Backend and DevOps Developer

Agile, Amazon Web Services, Architecture, Best practices, Business analysis, CAN, CTO, Cloud, Collaboration, Data engineering, Data science, Decision-making, DevOps, Education, Engineering, Government, IMPACT, IT, IT transformation, Infrastructure, Innovation, Leadership, Linux, Machine learning, Microsoft Windows Azure, Open source, Pair programming, Planning, Policies, Product management, Scrum master, Software, Telecommunications, Test-driven development, Web applications, Web development, Writing
Full Time
$72,038 - $150,000

Job Description

Lead Backend and DevOps Developer

Salary: up to $150,000 Commensurate with Experience
Excellent Benefits

Brooklyn, NY                     


The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO) facilitates citywide coordination and collaboration on technology issues, serves as a catalyst for and advises agencies on innovation, and interacts with the wider New York City technology ecosystem. MOCTO proactively engages with technologists to help influence the delivery of new technologies that can positively impact the public realm. MOCTO helps prepare the City for technology transformation and the outcomes that will impact the future of our City, from urban planning, to government services, to policy and decision-making.


Job Description:

  • Serve as the lead for the development of backend code and DevOps/DevSecOps for web applications in order to deliver modern digital services to New Yorkers at low cost;
  • Implement test-driven development;
  • Learn new languages and frameworks as required by the product or agency partners;
  • Provide feedback on languages, frameworks, and code architecture;
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with teammates (including the Product Manager, Web Developers, and Data Scientist) and leadership;
  • Perform special technology-related projects, as assigned.


Preferred skills:

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience, including 3+ years of work experience in high-pressure, entrepreneurial environments;
  • High comfort and familiarity with dev ops best practices;
  • Experience with and willingness to do pair programming;
  • Familiarity with open-source libraries and tools;
  • Expertise in agile development methodologies;
  • Experience deploying cloud-based applications;
  • Experience deploying on-premises-based applications;
  • A growth mindset.


Preferred Professional/Vendor Certifications -or- a related qualifying certification:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate;
  • Cloud Platform, Data Engineering w/Azure, Linux on Azure, Machine Learning – Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert;
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – Microsoft Specialist;
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions – ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Master;



Qualification Requirements: 

1.BA/BS including 24 credits in the field of voice and/or data telecommunications or related field and 4 years of related work experience where 18 months must have been in an executive, managerial, or administrative capacity.

2. An Associates degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 12 credits in the field and 5 years’ work experience as described in "1" above;

3. Education and/or experience equivalent.

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COVID-19: As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.



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Dice Id : 10110574
Position Id : 504773
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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