Lean Ops Engineer

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #56029 |
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A Fortune 500 organization with headquarters downtown Chicago, is seeking a new team member for their DevOps team.

Process Improvement
o Learn the processes for delivering projects
o Learn the processes for delivering technical support
o Work to identify and implement improvements to processes and tools
o Watch how the tools get used to find optimizations to processes and tools
o Support and encourage a team culture of incorporating Lessons Learned after projects and Support incidents
o Assist in the development of improvement roadmaps

o Process improvements will frequently take the form of automation
o Maintain and enhance existing automation code base
o Develop new tools to automate manual processes
o Collaborate with other engineers to work through technical problems
o Follow good coding practices. (E.g., code structure, version control, version promotion, etc.)
• Communications
o Produces functional, process, and technical documentation
o Produces status reporting to manager and others
o Participates in cross-training of the changes made

o Participates in measuring system/process baselines and improvements due to enhancements
o Participates in tracking, trending, and reporting on the deliverables
o Assists with tracking, trending, and reporting on the deliverables
o Assists team with tools for monitoring, tracking, trending, and alerting of Production performance and outages

• Experience participating on continuous improvement teams
• Experience participating on development projects
• Experience participating on projects centered on the automation tools listed above
• Experience with Infrastructure as a Service. (E.g., Azure, AWS)
• Strong knowledge of the automation tools listed above
• Capable of working independently under ambiguous and/or changing conditions
• Excellent communication skills; comfortable in front of all levels of the organization

Must-Have Technologies/Experience
• Automation: Ansible
• Virtualization/Containers: vSphere or Azure
• Development Support Tools: Bitbucket/Github/etc

Strongly Preferred Technologies/Experience
• Automation: PowerShell, Rundeck, Packer, Jenkins, Terraform
• Development Support Tools: Jira
• Operating Systems: Windows System internals
• Middleware: Websphere
• Database: Oracle SQL
• Networking fundamentals: VIP’s, firewalls, DNS

Nice-to-Have Technologies/Experience
• Virtualization/Containers: Docker
• Operating Systems: Linux
• Database: PL/SQL

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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