Sirius Computer Solutions Sr. Solutions Specialist - Development Operations (DevOps) in Austin, Texas

Requisition Number J16-0391

Title Sr. Solutions Specialist - Development Operations (DevOps)

City Open

Description You’ve worked hard to get to where you are and want to work alongside people who’ve done the same. You’re looking to be challenged and to grow professionally, and you want to be valued and recognized for your contributions. Sirius Computer Solutions agrees.

As a nationally recognized IT solutions provider with an over 35-year history of success, Sirius is known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally. We deliver best-of-breed IT solutions from the world's top technology innovators, including Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nutanix, VMware, and many more. If you want to work with the Brightest Minds in the Business, contact us today.

We are seeking a Sr. Solutions Specialist - Development Operations (DevOps). This role can require overnight travel an average of 75% of the time.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide advanced software development, application administration, and/or database administration solutions and support to our clients. This position will participate in activities such as installing, deploying, configuring, programming, testing, and documentation. This position will also handle customer engagements requiring knowledge of multiple technologies, and provide technical sales support.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• Provide advanced software development, application administration, or database administration solutions to clients by:

o Creating technical and conceptual specifications in support of the clients’ business needs and functional specifications

o Developing custom code and interfaces to other application systems as defined by the technical specifications

o Conducting Unit Testing

• Research, evangelize, and implement best practices and tools for DevOps, continuous integration, build automation, deployment automation, and configuration management using Rational tooling

• Resolve issues discovered during System/Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing

• Document detailed design and code

Requirements Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field

• At least five (5) years’ Development Operations (DevOps) and/or Engineering experience, to include mainframe administration

Other Position Requirements:

• Experience with deployment automation, REXX, CList, JCL, JES2, ISPF, and/or command line scripting

• Experience with zLinux Server setup, configuration, and support

• Experience developing software solutions to support DevOps tooling; including implementation of bug fixes, feature enhancements, and content updates

• Experience participating in the full systems lifecycle with solution design, development, implementation, and product support using Scrum and other Agile practices

• Experience with the setup, maintenance, and administration of application lifecycle management (ALM) tools such as Rational Team Concert, UrbanCode Server, or Rational Developer for z

• Demonstrated experience working with customers to clarify needs and requirements and to build a solution vision

• Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery

• Experience making technical decisions regarding assigned tasks when presented with options by other team members

• Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and identify potential problems and making appropriate changes

• Demonstrated ability to create technical documentation

• Demonstrated presentation and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience installing and configuring IBM Rational software onto a mainframe

• Experience with IBM Rational on z and/or open systems

• Experience with non-IBM ALM solutions like HP ALM, Rally, Atlassian, Microsoft TFS, etc.

• Experience with infrastructure CM solutions such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.

• Experience with build, deploy, and continuous integration automation solutions such as Ant, Maven, Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.

• Experience with binary repository solutions such as Artifactory, Nexus, etc.

• Experience with cloud solutions such as AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, etc.

• Experience in a consulting environment

Essential Functions:

The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility.