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Blackstone Technology Group Dev Ops Engineer III in Littleton, Colorado

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting andstaffing firm, is seeking a Dev Ops Engineer III to join our team and workat our client site in Littleton, CO.Our client is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT servicescompany. They operate more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe andAsia and provide broadband, voice, video, data and managed services overa robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mileinternational transport network. Our client is headquartered in Monroe,LouisiaDevOps Engineer (Responsive Services):We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated DevOps Engineer to supportinfrastructure buildout, tool installation, dashboard creation, and themonitoring and support of multiple platform elements that supports DigitalTransformation activities.The title of DevOps Engineer melds together many different roles - SoftwareDeveloper, System/Network Administrator, and System Operator to name afew. The DevOps Engineer encapsulates many years of diverse knowledge andhands-on experience and is able to apply that knowledge and experience to helpensure their teams success. The DevOps team as a whole supports developmentteams so that they can be successful, delivering quality products on time.Resources are required to stay up-to-date with coding techniques andmethodologies, well versed with all aspects of system administration, andmaintain familiarity with the specific applications being supported. DevOpsEngineers are also expected to gain familiarity with interfacing upstream anddownstream applications and foster successful working relationships withmembers of those teams. While the DevOps Engineer is not expected to know theinner workings of the application code, nor develop specific functionalitybased on business requirements, adequate knowledge of the application andits particular flows is required to field first line support inquiries and towork hand-in-hand with development team members to resolve issues.Specific roles and responsibilities include:* Establishing the infrastructure and DevOps processes required to support awide variety of application (specifically API and Microservices)development teams.* Being an advocate for and driving the adoption and usage of infrastructureand operational environments that support migration to API and Microservicesdevelopment and Digital Transformation.* Standing up development, test, and production environments as requiredand supporting other administrative teams with their related tasks.* Maintaining and administering common applications and environments used byDevelopment team members in their day-to-day tasks - i.e. Linux, GoCD,GitLab, Jenkins.* Expertly managing CI/CD tools and processes along with the Developmentteam, ensuring high availability of tools to ensure the team's success.* Closely monitoring development, test, and production environments anddeveloping code/scripts to keep said environments and their respectiveapplications running smoothly.* Exploring new technologies, developing proofs of concept, documentingfindings, and giving team demonstrations so that future businessrequirements can be drafted based on those technologies.* Assisting development team(s) with recurring release support.* Reviewing and maintaining application and environment details in the variouscorporate systems.* Drafting and maintaining system level documentation and plans.* Opening tickets related to environment support, attending relatedmeetings, and following them through to closure.* Participating in Agile team ceremonies.* Communicating clearly and accurately across technical and leadership teams.Specific tools/applications include:* Linux* Shell scripting* Apigee* Kubernetes* Docker* GitLab/GitLab CI* GoCD* Jenkins* SonarQube* Zipkin* Prometheus* Grafana* Istio* Citrix Hypervisor* Java* Spring Boot* Neo4J* Database Technologies (Mongo, Cassandra, Datastax)Future conversion to employee status is a preferred but not required

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