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Sr. DevOpps Architect - Chef/PuppetBellevue, WA
Title: Sr. DevOpps Architect - Chef/Puppet
Location: Seattle Area
Type: Contract or Contract-to-Hire
- Provide business, data, application and technology consulting for IT team members and business partners.
- Provide technical leadership and guidance to the IT teams for project level architecture and design work.
- Review and approve project level architecture and designs for IT projects and create these artifacts as needed on large, complex initiatives.
- Lead team in providing business, application, and technology consulting.
- Deeply analyze business processes and technologies to discover and refine client's needs.
- Work collaboratively with clients with varying expertise and exposure to DevOps in order to solve complex problems.
- Develop solutions to varying challenges using:
- Tools such as Puppet/Chef, Vagrant, Packer, Beaker.
- Possess working knowledge of object oriented and scripted programing.
- Pull strings with Puppet and cook some recipes up with Chef. Be comfortable using and adapting to different configuration management tools as required by clients and to compare/contrast their merits..
- Mentor delivery team technical leads and developers.
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills in order to adapt to the dynamic nature of discussions with other engineering and product teams.
- Act as a liaison with other architects (security, infrastructure, data, etc.) and with delivery teams working primarily within an Agile (Scrum/Kanban) methodology.
- Translate requirements into functional service designs and create service models along with supporting documentation (activity and sequence diagrams).
- Seek out and identify opportunities to reuse enterprise technology services.
- Ensure service designs adhere to standards, principles and governance processes.
- Provide design documentation in sufficient detail to estimate effort and validate final implementation.
- Perform peer reviews of designs and solution proposals to ensure conformance to current practice and quality of work being generated.
- Ability to write unit and acceptance tests for modules.
- Ability to implement scalable architecture.
- B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Technology or equivalent experience.
- 5+ years’ experience in systems architecture.
- 3+ years’ experience developing applications using agile principles.
- 2+ years’ experience with a formal configuration management tool such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or SaltStack
- 2+ years’ experience using Source Control tools such as Git or Subversion. Git knowledge is a must.
- 3+ years' experience integrating automation workflow tools (Jenkins/Hudson/uDeploy) with configuration management tools (Chef/Puppet/SaltStack/Ansible)
- 2+ years’ experience using cloud based hosting solutions (AWS-EC2/S3, Azure, Google Cloud)
- 1+ years’ experience designing and implementing horizontally-scalable applications.
- Formalized Puppet training / certification.
- Experience with RSpec/Serverspec/Beaker for unit/acceptance tests (or similar for other tools)
- Experience installing, configuring, and managing scalable Configuration Management master servers
- Software development or DevOps automation background