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Cloud DevOps Engineer (REMOTE)

GEICO
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
June 21, 2022

GEICO Technology Solutions Cloud Product and Services organization is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and service delivery-oriented Cloud Dev Ops Engineer to join our team. The team is responsible for providing Dev Ops support for GEICO's data ecosystem which includes but not limited to; Azure infrastructure provision, development of CI/CD pipelines for deployment of services, monitoring & alerting and environmental support to ensure a fault tolerant, reliable and highly available environment for our internal and external customers. If you enjoy hosting business critical enterprise applications in a fast-paced dynamic environment, we'd love to hear from you!

The candidate will be part of a team that is responsible for application onboarding, infrastructure provisioning, deployment automation, ITSM onboarding, maintain the environment for compliance, availability, onboarding of new PaaS/SaaS services in Cloud while providing full application development lifecycle support across all environments including production support as per industry best practices and internal standards and controls.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leading projects from inception to implementation in a robust, timely and cost-effective manner. To be an effective engineer of this group, the candidate must be able to provide direction and feedback during design/topology reviews, think strategically, have strong desire to ensure that the team meets the highest standards in triage, analysis and project management. Position requires solid experience in building partnerships with business stakeholders, development teams, analysts, architecture, automation, enterprise security and internal Incident response teams to identify, design, and implement automated and efficient solutions and provide technical solutions, environmental operational support, triage and remediate issues maximizing efficiency and availability of the platform on a day to day basis while also embracing agile/scrum methodologies and building Dev Ops culture and practices.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skill sets:

Technical Qualifications:

  • Strong, proven experience as a Dev Ops engineer in a scalable production environment built on Azure or AWS.
  • 2-3 years of experience supporting complex business applications in a large enterprise environment as per Dev Ops principles in an Agile environment.
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Azure cloud environments & its offerings (PaaS, SaaS or IaaS) to design, document and implement highly scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions.
  • Proven experience with Bash Scripting for administration and automation, working with APIs, Microservices in Kubernetes, maintaining infrastructure on Linux (Red Hat) servers.
  • Proven experience in supporting Python and/or Bash development lifecycle for enterprise level applications in an Agile environment.
  • Proven experience with Linux Operating System concepts and commands.
  • Proven experience multi-tasking by balancing delivery of multiple simultaneous projects, working with applications teams to deliver hosting platforms with aggressive timelines.
  • Proven experience in troubleshooting issues across multiple applications and platforms.
  • Willing and being able to provide support 24x7 for the platform on an on-call rotation basis.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, preferably Microsoft Azure. and application infrastructure related activities is a must.

Soft Skills:

  • Proven experience with Agile practices, methodologies (Sprint planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog grooming and updating ADO artifacts to ensure work is tracked appropriately) and Atlassian Products (Jira, Confluence, Service Desk).
  • Strong conceptualization abilities, detailed oriented, critical/analytical thinking & troubleshooting skills with ability to work independently and deliver consistent results to difficult problems.
  • Strong team player with a desire to learn by collaborating within peers and other Dev Ops teams.
  • Effective organization and communication skills, both written and verbal to the extent of communicating technical issues to non-technical stakeholders eloquently.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proven experience working with microservice/service mesh.
  • Proven experience in supporting cloud solutions across PaaS and IaaS platform for cloud services, AKS services using SQL, ASB, Cosmos DB, Redis Cache, App Insights, Log analytics and other 3rd party software's like Splunk, Dynatrace etc.
  • Proven experience with Confluent Kafka and J Frog Artifactory.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts (DNS/DHCP/Firewalls/Sub-netting, etc.).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field.
  • Highly knowledgeable about Kubernetes internal workings and Helm chart development.
  • Preferable Kubernetes Certified.
  • Experience with Configuration Management systems (i.e. Puppet, Ansible, Chef).
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring junior and offshore team members.

Note: The safety of our associates, both current and future, is GEICO's highest priority. At this time, most of our associates are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who are selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area.Once GEICO determines it is safe for associates to return to the office, candidates may be required to work in our Chevy Chase, M Doffice.

Benefits:

At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO's competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our* that includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan
  • Tuition Assistance including Direct Billing and Reimbursement payment plan options
  • Paid Training, Licensures, and Certificates

*Benefits may be different bylocation.Benefiteligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins with the pay period after hire date. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.

GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

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