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DevOps Engineer 3/ Consultant, Austin, Tx

Austin, TX · Information Technology

Title/Level: DevOps Engineer 3
Agency: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Location: 1609 Centre Creek Drive Austin, TX 78754
Solicitation Reference Number: 529400859R
Telework Policy: Remote work from home
Rate per hour, W-2: $68.00

Texas Health and Human Services Commission requires the services of 1 DevOps Engineer 3, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of DevOps Engineer 3, Applications/Software Development and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire" and are the property of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission  and may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Candidates) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by Texas law. Texas Health and Human Services Commission will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Candidate(s).

Works with IT developers to facilitate better coordination among operations, development, and testing functions by automating and streamlining integration and deployment processes. DevOps aims at coupling a tighter alignment between IT operations and businesses.

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of one DevOps Engineer 3, hereafter referred to as Worker, who meets the general qualification of DevOps Engineer 3 and the specifications outlined in this document for the above-named customer. 
For this position we are looking for an individual with strong Enterprise Java development background with an equally strong experience in designing and implementing Enterprise CI/CD solutions from scratch. For Java development, experience with SOA, Event Driven, MVC, Django, Serverless and Spring frameworks is required. The experience should involve developing and supporting large, mission critical transaction processing applications. Experience with evolving technologies such as Quarkus and GraalVM is preferred. As a member of DEVSECOPS team, the individual will be leading solution design and architectural decisions at strategic and tactical level and is expected to put together roadmap for DEVSECOPS team. The individual must also be implementing proposed solutions into POC, development and production environments. Hands on experience with implementation of advanced CI/CD solutions is required. Individual will be using Gitlab/GitHub, Ansible, Ansible Tower Jenkins and Terraform for creating automation solution. Strong experience with scripting languages such as bash, shell, Perl, python, groovy and JavaScript is a must.

Individual must be capable of representing a DEVOPS team in application modernization and cloud migration projects providing direction and expert guidance. Individual will be working closely with other technologists in areas such as Oracle, Java, SQL tools (PL/SQL developer, SQL plus), XML, LDAP, Splunk, Dynatrace, ISAM, IBM MQ and Middleware application servers. Broad experience deploying COTS products on Kubernetes using helm charts is required. In the architecture/design role worker may also participate in discovery sessions with business and IT liaisons, technology vendors, business analysts to design and develop new scalable and secure Enterprise IT solutions or augment and improve existing solutions.   

The individual suitable for this position must have worked in Agile SDLC. Ability to learn complex material quickly, allocate time efficiently, handle multiple projects and deliverables concurrently, along with good communication and relationship building skills with technical staff and executive management are expected traits for the position.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Architecture, design, development and integration of tools and technologies for delivery of new end-to-end enterprise solutions or enhancements of existing CICD solutions  
  • Participate in discovery sessions with business liaisons, technology vendors, business analysts to design and develop new scalable and secure Enterprise IT solutions Support Application 
  • Participation in design sessions for application modernization sessions to provide coverage for DEVOPS areas. 
  • Participate in DEVOPS roadmap development.
  • Participation in Sprints discovery, standups, retrospectives, and other aspects of Agile SDLC
  • Integration with tools such as Service Now using available APIs.
  • Supporting concurrent application development targeting multiple future releases as part of scoping development work
  • Documents processes and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
Years Required/Preferred Experience
8 Required Experience in Architecture, design, development and deployment of application and integration with tools.
8 Required Experience with Solution design and implementation incorporating architectures such as SOA, Event Driven, MVC, Django, serverless and spring frameworks.
8 Required Experience with coding languages and environments including but not limited to Java, J2EE, EJB (Enterprise Java Beans), JSP (JavaServer Pages / Stored Procedures), JSF/Struts (JavaServer Faces, Apache Struts Framework), XML (eXtensible Markup Language), S
8 Required Experience advanced CICD solution design and implementation to support application modernization and cloud migration efforts
8 Required Experience integrating applications with third party IAM, SFTP, middleware, database and other solutions
8 Required Experience with script languages such as Groovy, Python, Shell, Ruby, bash, shell, Perl
8 Required Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
8 Required Experience in IT automated solutions design
8 Required Experience with WebSphere ND, MQ, Oracle, Java, SQL tools (PL/SQL developer, SQL plus), LDAP, Splunk, Dynatrace.
8 Required Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5 Preferred Experience with Containers and Container orchestration Kubernetes platforms such as PODMAN, docker, EE/OpenShift/Rancher
5 Preferred Experience with WebSphere Liberty, Tomcat, JBOSS
5 Preferred Experience with containerization and with installing and maintaining DevSecOps tools on Kubernetes platform using Helm Charts

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