Job Description :
Direct End Client: Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT)
Job Title: Applications Development Expert
Duration: 36 Months
Start Date: 12/03/2018
Location: Baltimore, MD 21202
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: In Person or Telephonic or Webcam
Requirement ID: SMD_DEVOPS718_SS

Required Skills:
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience with DevOps in a cloud environment preferably with Amazon Web Services (AWS
A minimum of six (6) years of experience in automated configuration and deployment; using tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, or other Infrastructure as Code (IAC) frameworks.
In depth knowledge of the AWS cloud computing platform – EC2, S3 (Object Storage), VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), Lambda, EBS (Block Storage under high I/O), ELB (Elastic Beanstalk - load-balancing and autoscaling), Cloud Formation for AWS Orchestration, CloudWatch and RedShift.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Automation and Orchestration.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience working with infrastructure design and deployment of applications in Amazon Cloud (AWS
A minimum of two (2) years of experience with Ansible, Jenkins, Maven and Scripting.
Experience in Cloud Migration Strategy, Applications migration from on-premises to AWS Cloud.
Experience with app and web server configuration and maintenance (JBoss, Apache Tomcat, or similar
Proven strong analytical and debugging skills.
Experience with managing multiple priorities and tight timelines.

Preferred Skills:
A minimum of three (3) years software development experience with government Cloud deployments supporting high volume, high quality consumer applications.
Advanced Experience with AWS services like: CloudFormation, IAM Policies, EC2, Lambda, S3, Glacier, Multi-Region VPC, Route53, Security Groups, ALB/ELB/NLB, API GW, WAF, Shield, KMS, CloudTrail, Config, CloudWatch, Config, Kinesis
Hands-on experience with technologies like, Docker, Git, NGINX. RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC, Kubernetes.
Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB databases in cloud environment.
Experience with Identity Provider (IDP), Identity Access Management (IAM) technologies and solutions.
Experience with scripting such as Ruby, Python or Bash.
Strong knowledge of Microservice and SOA architectures.
Familiarity with various traditional and innovative project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
Knowledge and/or experience with Agile software development practices.
Experience with the State Based Marketplace solutions or Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) solutions.
Experience working with the Project Management Office (PMO) processes, policies and procedures.

Department: MHBE – Information Technology

Description: The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) created a website and call center operating under the name Maryland Health Connection (MHC Through MHC, Maryland residents explore health insurance plans, compare rates, and determine their eligibility for advanced premium tax credits (APTC), cost sharing reductions (CSR) and public assistance programs such as Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHP
MHBE seeks up to two (2) Application Development Experts (DevOps Engineers) to support the MHBE. The Applications Development Experts will be responsible for understanding, defining, analyzing, coding, evaluating, testing, debugging, documenting, and implementing complex software applications for the development and maintenance of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (HBX) and related systems.

As the key member of DevOps team, work with the development, testing and operations teams and other DevOps engineers in setting up and maintaining the Maryland Health Connection application and related components in Cloud.
Provide technical support to Application Development teams to aid consumption of Cloud services and ensure adherence to CI/CD pipeline patterns/standards.
Collaborate and consult with infrastructure and system operations teams to help automate the end-to-end Operations of the applications/systems in AWS Cloud.
Design, build, maintain, document, and automate technical processes and operations using AWS cloud services.
Work with other DevOps team members to build tools and automation to configure/deploy/maintain our cloud technologies in AWS Cloud.
Work with several tools in implementing and deploying CI/CD solutions in AWS Cloud, such as Ansible, EC2, ELB, Jenkins, Git, Docker, S3 etc.
Understand and consistently apply the attributes and processes of current application development methodologies.
Build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards.
Develop standards and codebase to monitor and alert various cloud-based systems and applications to help ensure SLAs and other performance metrics are met.
Monitor systems performance, troubleshoot errors and debug.
Adhere to all security, Project Management Office (PMO) change control, work management and service delivery policies, processes, tools and methodologies.

Note: The candidate must have the flexibility to work overtime, as needed, to include weekends, holidays, and off-hours.

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