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Development Operations Engineer

Company: MarCom Group
Location: Annandale
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Development Operations (Dev-Ops) Engineer-IT/Digital Projects Team
MarCom Group Inc. is an award-winning full-service marketing and advertising agency. We specialize in strategic communications and creating employment brands, messaging, highly creative digital solutions, and complete meeting and event management services for our government and commercial clients as well as developing media and advertising plans and executing those plans. Of the Top 25 Advertising Agency's in the Washington DC market, MarCom Group stands at #9 this year and is growing up the list each year. We are proud to note that we are also a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).

Responsibilities And Duties
Works as part of the Digital Team to assist all projects that require automated system support for AWS GovCloud, GDT, client IT infrastructures, and continuous integration / development.
Directly supports Digital Team developers to create smooth Software Development Life Cycle models.
Supports Production environments and maintains the highest possible up-time for external facing website applications.
Trouble-shoots IT issues to ensure that business requirements are not interrupted.
Integrates the work performed by software developers and IT staff of the Digital Team within automated methods as well as external contractors impacting MarCom's ability to provide IT services to its clients.
Provides for the security of MarCom's IT systems by continually updating code to make the systems run more efficiently and at greater speed while simultaneously ensuring that the systems are protected from all cyber-based attacks.
Updates operating system software, infrastructure setups, and monitors any network or services impacting the ability of the systems to function properly.
Uses scripting programs to improve performance, not limited to PHP, Perl, and / or Python and Linux Bash scripting languages.
Maintains management information systems, extracts, and analyzes data, creates reports.
Generates question focused data sets by implementing analysis algorithms.
Responds to requests for urgent analytic information.
Participates in discussions and solution generating meetings related to system architecture and software development activities.
Uses open-source software tools and technologies to rectify problems found within cases/tasks within projects.
Develops custom workflows to solve problems that have been encountered during work involving cloud infrastructures, coding languages, or scripting methodologies.
Collaborates with other team members, other internal MarCom staff and management to decipher complex technological and/or system security issues/problems and jointly identify options leading to solutions.
Performs unit testing actions on infrastructure, code, processes, and deployments to identify options to streamline execution and minimize errors.
Implements continuous integration and development in an efficient and seamless manner.
Communicates solutions to complex IT problems, both orally and in writing, such that the issues are understandable and can be discussed and dealt with by management with little additional input needed.
Constantly documents in writing. For example: flow charts, diagrams, technical summations issues and solutions, including options and results following meetings and/or discussions.
Three to five years of directly related DevOps Engineering experience working directly with IT/Digital teams and serving as a collaborator with internal staff.
Desirable Skills, Knowledge, And Experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service
Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Process-oriented with great documentation skills
Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
Experience with or knowledge of Agile Software Development methodologies such as JIRA, Workamajig, Team Foundation Server, BitBucket, GitHub, Confluence
Familiarity with container orchestration services, especially Docker / Kubernetes, Elastic Bean Stalk, ECS, EC2
Direct experience with Amazon Linux AMI and Amazon Linux 2, alternatively RedHat OS, CentOS, and Debian / Ubuntu
Familiarity with agile software development, PHP, Perl, Python, Linux Bash
Database experience with MariaDB, MySQL, Amazon RDS
Experience administering and deploying development CI/CD tools such as Git, JIRA,
GitLab, Drupal, Jenkins, Code Pipelines, CodeCommit
Security External Penetration testing, Internal Code Vulnerability testing and corrections of results of such tests
Nice to have experience with Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office365
Experience with Virtual event platforms, public facing websites, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems
Experience with data flow diagrams, CMS Applications, API web service connections, custom applications, and Google Analytics
Direct experience supporting PHP applications such as Drupal 7/8/9, WordPress, BookStack, Expression Engine.
Nice to have experience with coding frameworks such as CodeIgniter, Laravel, CakePHP, Symphony
Nice-to-have ability to get Public Trust clearance if needed
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or directly related field such as computer engineering or information technology or systems.
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