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DevOps Operation and Automation Engineer in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

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Job Description

  • Produce and implement Ansible playbooks, Python scripts, and bash shell scripts for the purposes of automating application deployments, system and middleware configuration management, performance and health monitoring.
  • Work closely with Java developers in application troubleshooting, design, and continuous integration from an operational perspective.
  • Monitor and respond appropriately to outages and alerts, escalating issues as needed.
  • Work with partner IT organizations to develop, document, and implement solutions in a consistent, repeatable manner.
  • Respond to Service Requests and Service Restoration tickets.
  • Plan, document, socialize, and implement Change Requests.
  • Develop and maintain detailed, shared technical process and procedure documentation, including processes for contingency operations.
  • Implement necessary patches, hotfixes, service packs, cumulative updates, upgrades, and configuration change to maintain security compliance and application integrity.
  • Research, document and implement new technology solutions.
  • Work extended hours as necessary to maintain existing or implement new technology with minimal customer impact.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Travel occasionally - up to 5% the time.
  • Handle other duties as assigned


  • Proficient in Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and other UNIX / Linux distributions. Windows Server experience is a plus, but not required.
  • 7-10 years relevant experience.
  • Proficient with administration and troubleshooting of complex infrastructure applications and middleware, primarily Java application servers and web servers.
  • Excellent documentation skills leveraging wiki team collaboration platforms.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Basic understating of the function of Java application development, including source code repositories, source code builds, and application deployment. Java application development experience is a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of enterprise technology concepts, such as file permissions, TCP/IP, packet capture, log parsing, web development, content management systems, and XML.
  • Knowledge of enterprise computer system components, such as Storage Area Network, LAN/WAN, server hardware and virtual technologies, such as VMware ESX/vSphere, and cloud operations.
  • Basic knowledge of relational and multidimensional database management systems, such as Oracle RDBMS, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Essbase.
  • Intermediate or greater knowledge of Oracle RDBMS, Hyperion, OBIEE, or Forms & Reports is a plus but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of incident and change management systems, such as BMC Remedy and Atlassian JIRA.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.

U.S. Citizenship or required.