Senior DevOps Engineer

Employer: Delta Dental
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 8/12/2020
Closing Date: 10/31/2020
Delta Dental
At Delta Dental of Virginia, we are passionate about good oral health. In fact, dental benefits coverage is our specialty. For more than 50 years, we have been working to improve the oral health of Virginians by providing flexible, affordable dental benefit plans and building the largest network of participating oral health providers in the state.
Job Description Position Summary:
Telecommuting options within a 4 hour driving distance of Roanoke, VA, Home Office
The Senior DevOps Engineer will partner with the Staff Software Architect to focus on five main areas.
  1. Designing, developing and implementing automated Continuous Integration & Delivery solutions, as required, to support the technical capabilities at Delta Dental.
  2. Building out new communication channels for development and production operations.
  3. Foster and cultivate best practices for software development while helping to troubleshoot system issues.
  4. Maintain and build self-service devops architecture for the entire company to increase productivity.
  5. Constantly seek out manual process and work with the teams to automate as much as possible.
To be successful in this role one must be able to work effectively in a fluid, fast-paced environment. This role will implement and evangelize the DDVA DevOps culture, therefore requires excellent communication skills, both with team members and business contacts at all levels. In addition, a successful Senior DevOps Engineer must be able to work with minimal or no supervision on multiple concurrent complex projects and to coordinate the work of others in this environment. This role requires excellent troubleshooting skills and attention to detail.
Essential Functions:
  • Constantly analyze, evaluate, implement and streamline DDVA DevOps practices
  • Promote a healthy DevOps culture across the organization
  • Mentor the DevOps team in DevOps ways
  • Constantly search for ways to automate manual steps or improve current automation
  • On-call rotation to have seven 9’s uptime
Position Requirements – Day to Day Tasks:
  • Develop, Implement, improve, maintain and trouble shoot the DevOps Stack
  • Support code change management through CI/CD code automation
  • Provide cloud infrastructure support and server or services configuration
  • Respond rapidly and intelligently to unforeseen production system issues
  • Track, monitor and automate relevant system health metric, including reliability, security and throughput
  • Automate and Build systems that dynamically scale
  • Document infrastructure, process and standards
  • On Call rotation to have seven 9’s uptime
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • 5-6 years DevOps Engineering experience
  • 2+ Years’ Experience in Knowing and Using Terraform, AWS, Docker and other DevOps Engineering Tools
  • 2+ Years’ Experience implementing and supporting atleast one CI/CD Solution like CircleCI, Jenkins, Concourse etc.
  • Deep knowledge of IaaS platform(s) – primary focus on AWS (possible Azure, Google, VMWare is useful)
  • Agile/SCRUM experience is required, SAFe experience is a plus
  • Development background with one or more languages is required (Bash, C++, Java, Python, GO, Ruby)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to iterate in solving a problem
  • Ability to learn, plan and strategize in an open source setting
Nice to Have
  • 2+ years’ experience in knowing and using DDVA App Stack
  • Any Cloud Certification
  • Any DevOps Certification
DDVA App Stack:
  1. Ubuntu
  2. Ansible
  3. Hashi Suite – Terraform, Consul, Vault, Vagrant, Packer, Nomad
  4. ELK
  5. AWS – VPC, Lambda, EC2, ECS, AMI, S3, Route 53
  6. Bitbucket/Git
  7. Concourse CI – Bosh Deployments
  8. PostgreSQL / MongoDB
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Use of hands is required for such technological devices such as a computer, telephone, and others. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will be required to travel (sometimes long distances) to attend required meetings. 
  • Work environment: The work is limited to the office environment with occasional trips to other office facilities or locations necessitating walking outdoors or driving. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Delta Dental of Virginia is a drug-free work environment.  Delta Dental provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service or other protected status. 
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