Maximus is seeking a Sr. DevOps Engineer to join our team supporting our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client to help improve the IRS’ Technology Infrastructure services. The engineer will provide support to infrastructure and application teams by ensuring that the systems and production environment is optimized in accordance with organization standards while meeting requirements. The candidate must have knowledge and experience using the agile methodology with an emphasis on automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.
The Sr. DevOps Engineer will work closely with enterprise configuration management team to maintain, build CI/CD pipelines, design, deploy and maintain virtual desktop infrastructure solutions, and review existing technology implementations and suggest and implement improvements and upgrades.
Remote position in US, however, candidates ideally will be within driving distance to IRS Federal Buildings in Austin, TX, Farmers Branch, TX or Lanham, MD. There may be meetings that require in person attendance occasionally.
*Position is contingent on funding.
Provide technical thought leadership based on DevOps Handbook to collaboratively work with a team (as an engineer) that maintains an enterprise Jenkins pipeline
Integrate DevOps technical components with Enterprise IRS initiatives like the Enterprise Container Platform (platform as a service) and Infrastructure as Code initiative (IAC where V-realize is one of the targeted tools)
Write scripts and small utilities, automate deployments, and evaluate pipelines against industry and in-house standards
Follow and automate steps involved with onboarding projects, document the tasks, implement needed enhancements; enforce and develop standards related Trunk- based development and the definitions of done
Collaboratively work with existing team leveraging agile methodology (ex: participate in daily stand ups and other scrum ceremonies)
Conduct tool evaluations on DevOps software components and help integrated them with CICD pipeline
Support team members on infrastructure maintenance, to include upgrades, plugin installations, security remediation activities, migrations, and IRS ticketing needs in support of any of those efforts
Provide hands-on assistance to an assigned group of application development project teams in support of implementation of the CI/CD pipeline, this includes help with planning, implementation, troubleshooting, metrics, and conducting final retrospectives
Train the project teams so they can independently maintain their pipeline(s)
Maintain the currently developed pipeline for tier I and tier II software applications
All AD projects that join CICD will be onboarded in Sandbox and through Production untouched by human hands which constitute successful implementation of DevOps tools and methodology
Educate IRS ECP stakeholders on best practices on container adoption in areas of security, processes/procedures, maintenance, etc
Support development of the DevOps Automated Testing Strategy document and identification and onboarding of projects for automated regression testing
Hands on experience with some of these tools: Jenkins, Sonar, Maven scripting tool, AppScan, Jacoco, bash/c/shell scripting, python, Ruby, node.js, Ansible Tower, NexusPro, NexusIQ, Git/GitHub/GitLab, ServiceNow
Good understanding or experience with Open Shift platform
Assist with capturing metrics for CI/CD and DevOps initiatives
Perform knowledge transfer by partnering with IRS employees to share technical expertise, and knowledge acquired through supporting the technical discussions, processes, and delivery of the CI/CD pipeline and all integration points
Propose and develop DevOps CI/CD pipeline orchestration solutions using Jenkins and Ruby Scripting
Develop and propose containerization solutions compatible with IRS DevOps Practice
Develop and propose IaC and PaaS solutions compatible with IRS DevOps Practice
Evaluate software tools for orchestration, IaC, PaaS, and containerization solutions
Troubleshoot orchestration, IaC, PaaS, containerization, CI/CD, and automated testing solutions