The Principal DevOps Engineer is a technical leadership role, responsible for day-to-day oversight of the application engineering / DevOps practices,
maintaining a disciplined and stable application environment for development, testing and production. This position provides technical leadership to the
DevOps Engineers and provides the highest level of support for application issues in the production and development environments. This position also
evaluates innovative and alternative solutions, provides recommendations and identifies risk and cost. The Principal DevOps Engineer is responsible for
the strategic design, scalability, and performance of the application systems infrastructure, including automation practices and tools leveraged. This
position provides consultative services to the business units and IT management on all phases of projects.
This position can be 100% remote anywhere in the country
Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee server builds, deployments, packaging, integration, automation and releases of our Software.
Continuously collaborating with team(s) to evaluate Monitoring and Performance of the environment & build Standards and consistent practices around Infrastructure as Code.
Responsible for process development, ensuring opportunity to automate scripts for software builds and deployments and lead in helping streamline the pipeline
Participate in Technology / Architecture and design discussions and required to contribute to developing the solutions architecture, designing automation templates for infrastructure provisioning, configuration & change management, and developing the detailed technical design.
Lead researching on new tools / technology solutions / processes, build consensus and plan to introduce cost justifiable technology to improve SDLC pipeline
Provide day to day technical leadership to the application engineers and be an evangelist of Devops principles to the team(s)
Continually finding ways to optimize and building out a comprehensive architecture / strategy for supporting applications in production
The scope of work includes build, machine configuration, test infrastructure and virtual machine deployment.
Responsible for protecting and securing all client data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access to and / or improper transmission of information that could result in harm to a client.
The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.
Skills / Experience required to do this job well
Minimum of 10+ years of Hands-on experience working as a DevOps / Build / Deployment and Engineering & Operations skills
Experience with Agile / Scrum, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and related tools
Hands-on experience in production environments, both deploying and troubleshooting applications in Linux environment.
Strong experience automating with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Groovy and any deployment scripting languages
Strong experience with CI / CD deployment supporting Java technologies (Jenkins, Nexus, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Perforce / Git )
Highly Proficient in Configuration Management (Ansible, Chef or Similar)
Hands-on experience with Containerization, Docker & Kubernetes is required.
Excellent understanding of Micro-services architecture, design patterns, and standard methodologies with an eye towards scale, automation, resiliency, high availability and disaster recovery.
Excellent understanding of networking, load balancing, caching, security, config and certificate management.
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners.
Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversityhoused within our Core Values : People Matter.
Quality First. Integrity Always.®
As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.
Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and / or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws (Protected Status).