Senior DevOps Engineer

Reston, Virginia

Post Date: 09/20/2017 Job ID: 25273 Industry: Information Technology

Kavaliro is looking for a Sr. DevOps Engineer to work with the project team members to ensure controlled application releases to test and production environments, including source code control, build and deployment management, environment configuration management and technical project management. The candidates should have experience with various version control systems (Clearcase, (SVN, etc.), build tools (Ant, Maven, etc.) 

Looking for a Release & Build Subject Matter Expert with Strong Project Management experience in the following activities to: 
  • Develop Release Management framework and implement standards, processes, and controls for release and deployment activities 
  • Develop sound version control best practices based on COT CM systems (Clearcase, SVN, etc.), including branching and merging strategies 
  • Assist in developing best practices for software build tools (Maven) and continuous integration tools (Jenkins) 
    Identify, analyze, coordinate, and resolve environment and infrastructure needs to ensure a smooth running application 
  • Establish and facilitate release team meetings (CRB/DRB) and pertaining to the release process release schedule through completion 
  • Oversee the service reliability and software quality control for releases during SDLC 
  • Plan and manage releases/deployment of code through different environments (Development, Test, Staging, UAT, Production), including: 
  • Coordination of environment preparation, development and test activities 
  • Incident management of environments including the necessary communication to stakeholders 
  • Establish and Maintain environment configuration specification and deployment history environments, and communication to all stakeholders including clients Maintain environment stability, including Manage upgrade process – preview environment, sandboxes, staging solution, etc… 
  • Draft and track migration implementation plans through to closure 
  • Architect and implement metrics required bring transparency in to the migration of code from development, testing, staging, through production 
  • Manage the production release process and implementation plan that ensures the reliability and availability of the platform Identify, analyze, coordinate, and resolve environment and infrastructure needs to ensure a smooth running application 


  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline; advanced degree a plus 
  • Very strong Project Management experience performing ITIL RM /SCM activities 
  • 7 or more years of professional experience in Managing Build and Release engineering, Java development, product development or testing in UNIX environment with a willingness to learn/excel in build and release 
  • Knowledge of SCM concepts (code lines, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.) 
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills 
  • Clarity and precision in verbal and written communications 
  • Ability to work with customers, developers, testing, project management, support staff 
  • Familiarity with software development life cycle models and agile programming methodologies 
  • Familiar with Agile software development model 
  • Experience acquiring In-depth understanding of large complex software systems to isolate defects, reproduce defects, assess risk and understand varied customer deployments 
  • Quick learner 

Specific skills: 
  • Jenkins, Atlassian Suite (Git, Jira, Confluence), AWS, Flyway, TIBCO 
  • Understanding of the following tools: 
  • SVN (Subversion) 
  • ClearQuest 
  • Jenkins 
  • Maven 
  • Nexus 
  • Oracle 
  • Java 
  • JBOSS 
  • Informatica 
  • Good Project Management skills with a strong technical understanding of Software Development Life-Cycle 
  • ITIL Transition Certified Preferred 
  • Independent self-starter with ability to handle multiple, concurrent priorities and projects 
  • Strong negotiation and customer relations skills
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