Randstad Sr DevOps Engineer (IAAS/PAAS) in Reston, Virginia

Sr DevOps Engineer (IAAS/PAAS)

job details:

  • location:Reston, VA

  • salary:$45 - $58.75 per hour

  • date posted:Monday, March 12, 2018

  • job type:Temp to Perm

  • industry:Information Technology

  • reference:607483

job description

Randstad Technologies is searching for an individual to come on and support our client on a contract role with, Senior DevOps Engineer with experience as a DevOps Engineer in a scalable production environment, with experience specifically around AWS/Cloud, particularly IAAS & PAAS.

Job Description:

  • Design, develop and implement automated solutions, based on a set of standards and processes which establish consistency across the enterprise, reduce risk, and promote efficiencies in support of the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Responsible for the quality of their work; will develop and implement a set of quality criteria and the associated validation method to ensure that any deliverable meets the expected quality levels of our customers, use quality management standards/metrics to ensure quality levels are maintained, seek new approaches and techniques to improve quality levels and analyze the impact of quality control and quality assurance on project performance.

  • Use metrics to establish feasibility of new initiatives and develop plans, including budget, sequencing and time frames.

  • Provide support (coaching and mentoring) for teammate's work activities on a regular basis

  • Actively review their own and the team's work product and implement improvements seen from other teams or within the industry to drive continuous improvement of the team's efficiency, speed, and quality.

  • Design a system that allows for monitoring and reporting.

  • Develop full stack solutions and continuous delivery frameworks that improve the ability of the CB IT delivery teams to efficiently deliver solutions with quality and reduced time to market.

  • Write complex code, building infrastructure as code, work with immutable ''cloud'' based environments, and build the supporting automated tool-sets necessary to support the continuous delivery pipeline.

  • Integrate COTs products across the continuous delivery pipeline to provide a comprehensive automated system from epic definition, development, test and deployment of our client's applications within their data center and Amazon.

  • The candidate will plan for work, but is primarily a hands-on engineer that leads by doing. The candidate will also take responsibility for creating design specifications, unit testing, and preparing technical documentation

  • Support the development of standards by creating templates for ease of use and increase system productivity

  • Foster, and build a community of practice for collective learning of the tools and system across all disciplines

  • Ability to support nonstandard working hours as needs arise to ensure business continuity of critical systems

  • Support standard services within agreed to SLAs with an attention to detail and exceptional customer support

Standard services:

  • Build support

  • Environment troubleshooting and remediation

  • Version control and artifact management

  • Cross team training

  • Release and deployment support

Required Skills:

  • Experience as a DevOPS engineer in a scalable production environment in cloud environment

  • AWS experience, specifically IAAS and PAAS

Detailed understanding of:

  • Configuration and Release Management best practices

  • Build languages, ANT, Gradle, Maven

  • Version control platforms (e.g. Git/BitBucket, SVN )

  • Experience with the Atlassian Suite, Sonar, Crucible and Electric Commander

  • Experience with Distributed Service Standards (SOAP, REST, EJB)

  • Familiarity with monitoring tool suites like DataDog, SumoLogic, NewRelic, and Nagios

  • Strong and evolving competence in several programming languages and technologies, working knowledge of multiple tools sets, technologies and implementation environments

  • Expertise in the knowledge of programming languages, relational databases, and NoSQL databases

  • Strong practical Linux based systems administration skills and scripting experience in a Cloud based environment

Qualified Candidates Should Have Working Knowledge (or Better) In the Following:

  • Working knowledge of J2EE, JAVA, javascript, or python frameworks and design patterns

  • Working knowledge of IP networking, VPNs, DNS, load balancing and firewalling

  • Experience building infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation or similar scripting techniques

  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments

  • Management of continuous integration servers like Jenkins and Bamboo

Other Desired Qualities:

  • Ability to self-manage assigned tasks and projects

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication

  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving skills, critical thinking and testing skills. Exceptional attention to detail


  • Bachelor in Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

If you or someone you know meet the qualifications laid out in the job description above, are interested in applying for the contract Sr DevOps Engineer role with our client in Reston, VA, please send your resume to zack.macdonald@randstadusa.com ASAP!