DevOps Architect
Nifty Inc - Pleasanton, CA

Nifty Inc is looking for a senior DevOps Architect to work at its direct client in Pleasanton CA. It is a long term position for the right candidate.

We are currently looking for highly motivated DevOps architect with systems knowledge to work in the Cloud Engineering team. This position will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for delivery of Windows and Linux enterprise web farm infrastructure solutions. This position focused on expertise in IIS, Apache web infrastructure support and middleware for a long term project engagement. Manages, plans and administers the operational and administrative activities of the Systems Architecture section. This position will also work closely with engineering teams to create consistent and repeatable code and server deployments. An ideal candidate will have a strong operations background as well as some development experience. Candidates for this position must be able to, from day one, roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running, and bring their experience to the team to make the project deployments much smoother. Most importantly, the right individual will be with a positive, “can-do” attitude and a passion for delivering technical solutions in a fast-paced environment.

Experience:

  • 5- 7 years in installation/configuration of high end servers and storage hardware in data centers
  • 3 – 5 years Experience in working with management and maintenance of application running on IIS.
  • 4 years experience installing VMWare products – ESX, ESXi, VSphere, vCenter, P2V&V2V conversions.
  • Previous development experience and extensive knowledge of following: C#.ASP .NET, PowerShell with emphasis on IIS administration
  • 5+ years relevant of experience in DevOps, automated application distribution and infrastructure provisioning in Physical, Virtual or Cloud environments
  • Demonstrated DevOps development and deployment - Expertise on Chef or Puppet and building continuous delivery model for services
  • Expert knowledge of common inter-application network communications, related network protocols and services, encryption technologies (e.g. SSL,TLS, PKI, IPSec, DNS, SMTP)
  • System administrator level knowledge of Windows and Linux.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience with a significant subset of the following technologies: HTML, CSS, XML, SOAP, SOA, Ajax, JavaScript, IIS, MSSQL, ADFS, PowerShell, WMI, Java, Apache, JBoss, SSL
  • Load balancing technology experience, Cisco ACE, F5 LTM, Apache HA Proxy
  • Experience designing complex application and data frameworks involving distributed caches, NoSQL and relational databases.
  • Strong scripting skills in any common language (such as VB Script, Bash or Windows PowerShell) and fluent in basic T-SQL language is a plus.
  • Proven record for application and integration architect
  • Expert ability to troubleshoot network, software and operating system issues in a distributed software environment using tools such as packet tracers, system call tracers and performance profiling
  • Understand and apply SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) principles to solution design
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to apply them during business impacting incidents.
  • Capable of mentor others and lead by example.
  • Strong background in networking, load balancing, and firewalls.
  • Solid background in systems engineering and operations.
  • 5+/- years of hands-on experience developing tools that empower the Engineering Organization
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins)
  • 5 years of relevant SysAdmin or DevOps experience

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, IT, or similar disciplines).
  • Equivalent work experience implementing and operating enterprise level data center and/or office networks.
  • MCITP, MCSE and/or MCPD, RHCE or CCNA is a plus

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