Job Description :
IT Software Engineering Tools and DevOps Specialist
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Fulltime / Permanent Position

Primary responsibilities include:
Partner closely with key Business Stakeholders and Architects - Develop relationships and partnerships to understand and provide effective, sustainable solutions to meet business needs.
Recommend and apply Industry best-practices for DevOps Tools and processes, Cloud based (AWS) software development such as builds, test automation solutions.
Consult, implement DevOps and be an evangelist of DevOps model.
Strong technical consultation depth and familiarity with leading industry software development tools - can objectively evaluate and recommend best tools, practices and solutions. Influence out-of-the-box vs customized solutions as applicable. Eloquent articulator of industry trends, thoughts and own ideas.
Constantly lookout for cost-effective solutions and consolidation options.

Technical Leadership:
Own DevOps Tools Technology Roadmap. Define, maintain and drive adoption.
DevOps and Software Development Lifecycle Tools Evolution and constantly evaluate new opportunities.
Operations: Primary Steward in maintaining tools Service Level Agreements (SLA), IT Security and Compliance, System Performance and other stewardship activities (application upgrade, infrastructure changes etc.
Optimize: Consistently driving LEAN and Optimization efforts to improve performance, reduce waste and increase efficiencies.
Collaborate closely with other IT organizations, particularly the IT Infrastructure organizations to design, implement and support solutions.
Collaborate closely with 3rd party vendors (e.g Microsoft, Atlassian, IBM etc and internal IT suppliers to ensure continuous progress and deliverables are met.
Excellent team player, communicator and IT advocate.

Qualifications and Skills Required:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree is a plus.
Experience in managing DevOps/Software Development Life cycle (SDLC/ALM) applications and tools, especially Atlassian tools and Microsoft – Team Foundation Server
Source Code Management – GIT, Bitbucket, Subversion, ClearCase
Defect Management & Tracking
Build Management
Test and Release management.
Knowledge of MKS Integrity, Subversion, IBM Rational ClearCase would be a plus.
Greater understanding/experience on Agile, Scrum, and Kanban based Software Development.
Experience in providing multi-tier Software Solutions for large/global R&D functional teams.
Well-versed in translating business needs into actionable well-defined technical requirements.
Extremely strong communication skills and the ability to work with cross functional IT and business teams.
Very strong analytical skills with the working knowledge of infrastructure components (Networking, memory, CPUs, storage - Disk IOs,) to troubleshoot various challenges.
Experience in handling critical escalations and to be able to deliver under pressure.