DevOps / Sr Systems Engineer

Company Name:
Requisition #: 52809
Title: Senior Systems Engineer / DevOps Engineer
Country: United States
Location Optional to: Portland, OR, Hoffman Estates,
(Chicago area) or Seattle, WA
Employment Status: Full Time
Contact : Laura.Marin- / 512-535-7797

Senior Systems Engineer / DevOps Engineer
Locations available:
Portland, OR
Hoffman Estates, IL / Chicago area
Seattle, WA
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Senior Systems Engineer / DevOps Engineer


The Senior DevOps Engineer's role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of all information systems that support our hosted applications. The Senior DevOps Engineer will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues. They will engage with the development teams as part of a healthy ALM process - and with operations - to ensure a seamless transition of new capabilities to the production environment. They will do all of this with a focus on streamlining process and evolving the organization's culture.

About the Candidate

You have strong experience with both Systems Administration and Application Deployment. You understand the differences between these worlds, both in terms of how work is done and how business needs are regarded and met. You have an eye towards efficiency and lowering the cost of doing business. You are an
of change, but you know that healthy organizational change is a long game. You have high standards, and see the need for improvement every day, but you are not bitter or cynical about the distance from here to there. You are happy to discuss past successes, but your maturity comes from years of making trade-offs and growing through failure. You find unaddressed technical debt as a call to action. Your capacity to help customer teams improve themselves and their processes is without bound.

If the above paragraph describes you, you may be an outstanding fit for our growing team! Read on!


As a representative of the Global Hosting Services organization, you (Ops) will reach out to and work with a myriad of R&D teams (Dev) to ensure that the principles of proper Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps are aspired to and, on occasion, attained.

Relentlessly drive for improvement; design, standardize and deploy appropriate processes and methodologies.
Research, incubate and integrate new technologies into existing data center environments.
Help develop and execute on a backlog of needed cultural and technological change.
Monitor and analyze metrics in order to implement optimization strategies.
Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
Develop, implement and document the configuration standards policies and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring security of the Server environment.
Server and system performance tuning and monitoring.
Communicates with Developers, DBAs, the NOC and other IT departments and management related to issues affecting test, development and production systems.
Install, support, and configure new server software.
Analyze system logs and identify potential issues with server systems.
Design and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems.
Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems.
Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
Collaborates with the Network Operations team to ensure systems are monitored and issues are responded to in an appropriate manner and time frame.


You should be qualified in most or all of the ways listed below, but if you feel you are underqualified in any of these, calling that out early in the conversation with us will demonstrate a strong level of maturity and a commitment to success.

Significant experience deploying, configuring and maintaining enterprise-scale application stacks in a production SOA environment.
Understanding of advanced networking concepts and design.
Black-belt customer service attitude and approach.
Strong grasp of automation tools, and the challenges that come with implementation of automation paradigms.
Technical proficiency in writing automation via scripts or standard third-party utilities such as Puppet,
Sufficient level of scripting and/or coding ability to serve infrastructure needs.
Ability to translate internal customer asks into working solutions via proper business context.
Sufficient level of comfort communicating and collaborating with numerous, diverse internal customer teams.
Self-motivating with a strong attention to detail.
Experience with and understanding of Agile and ITIL methodologies.
Strong understanding of ALM concepts such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
Strong project management skills are a plus.
Database configuration and management skills are a plus.
Experience with Linux and Java is a plus.
Experience with F5 is a plus.

Key Skills:
o DevOps is a hybrid blend of Build & Configuration / Systems Development / Systems Administration / Networking / Applications Engineering type of experience. Seek various combinations of experience with Application Life Cycle Management, Application Security, Programming, Scripting, or Networking.
o Windows Server 2008 Environment Expertise Required
o Experience using Middleware Tools (e.g., IIS, Apache Tools, Websphere, WebLogic, etc.)
o Experience with Software Distribution, Code Packaging, and Compression
o This position will utilize various technologies, such as: VMware, F5, Squid, MongoDB, CouchDB, RavenDB Solr, Linux, Java, GemFire, SQLFire, Nolio, SQL Server.
o H1B Visa Transfer Sponsorship is available.
o Candidates living outside of Portland, OR / Chicago area / Seattle, WA , but willing to relocate, are welcome to apply.
o For more information, contact ADP Internal HR directly: Laura.Marin-

About ADP: We power organizations with insightful solutions that drive business success. Consistently named one of the "Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE Magazine, and recognized by Forbes as one of "The World's Most Innovative Companies," ADP has over a half-million clients around the globe and 60+ years of experience as a world-wide leader of business outsourcing solutions.

ADP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V. ADP believes that diversity leads to strength.

The Benefits of a Career at ADP:
At ADP, our associates are the key to our success! At ADP you will enjoy a vibrant and diverse organization with exceptional leadership committed to providing every associate with career building opportunities. Our environment is fast paced and dynamic with work/life initiatives that allow for individual goals to be realized. ADP offers benefits that are second to none.

Some Benefits Include:
- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Pension Plan
- Company Matched 401K
- Stock Purchase Plan
- Vacation
- Personal Days
- Holidays
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Corporate Discounts
Assistance Program
- Employee Referral Bonus

Plus, you will have access to our extensive offering of on-line and instructor led training which is made available to all associates through our Global Learning.

The TOP reasons to ADVANCE your career ADP !!!
- TOP NOTCH benefits package, 401K and Pension plan, along with numerous company perks for all associates
- ComputerWorld Top 100 Best Places to Work in I/T
- InformationWeek: Ranked 7th of top business technology innovators
- Fortune's list of America's Most Admired Companies
- DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity
- Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies
- Diversity MBA Magazine: "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work"
- One of only 4 AAA rated organizations by Standard & Poor's
- Corporate Equality Index: 100% rating and "Best Places to Work" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBT employees
- Ranked # 1 by Fortune Magazine in the payroll services
- Working Mother Magazine Best Places to Work
- Invested more than $12 million in tools and programs over the last three years to enhance our employees
- Equality Company of the Year
- Training Magazine Rank #17 of the Top 125

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