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DevOps Specialist

Company: Society of Actuaries
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

DevOps SpecialistThis is a hybrid role based in Schaumburg, IL.Responsible for hands-on software development, system integration, and system administration for key critical business systems, including the Association Management System's e-business, back-office, and disaster recovery environments. This position involves prototyping, coding and testing of key software components in addition to serving in a critical operations role for the system's virtual cloud infrastructure. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develop and/or coordinate enhancements to the organizations Association Management System and associated platforms, interfaces and infrastructure. (70%)Design, develop and implement enhancements to web-based platforms and applications (DotNetNuke and .NET-based). Oversee development of third party enhancements involving the Association Management System and/or associated services. Work with third-party vendors to establish project timelines and effectively prioritize tasks.Manage projects to ensure timelines and project requirements are met.Develop integration strategies and solutions using out of the box and/or custom developed data/web services required for integrating the organizations Association Management System with third party web applications. Perform code reviews for third party developed solutions and oversee remediation efforts. Develop, improve and maintain the related source control processes and strategies leveraged internally and/or by third parties for web applications managed by the team.Perform testing on third party developed solutions and/or third-party interfaces for applications managed by the teamDevelop and execute test scripts Provide technical administration and support for the organizations Association Management System and associated platforms, interfaces and virtual cloud infrastructure. (20%)Work with stakeholders to understand business functions, processes and problems and be prepared to offer solutions.Manage hosting and system administration for the organization's Association Management System's disaster recovery virtual cloud infrastructure as well as other related database or web application servers. (AWS)Monitor software releases and patches from vendors and perform proactive maintenance on related platforms and dependenciesMonitor the AMS and associated web sites and services for performance or service issues to ensure maximum uptime. Monitor industry developments in security and take proactive action to ensure the teams web platforms are sufficiently protected against malicious attacksPerform project-related planning and administrative tasks. Monitor trends in the industry and adapt the organization's software development and system architecture accordingly. Performs general planning and administrative tasks including but not limited to:(10-15%)Work with third-party vendors to obtain quotes for platforms and servicesProvide management with regular updates on projects and dutiesThis position requires 24-hour on-call support based on a rotating schedule Some overnight travel may be required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology or Computer Science is desired (or equivalent work experience in the Information Technology industryRequires at least three (3) years of hands-on programming experiencing developing web applications on the Microsoft stack. Requires at least three (2) years of hands-on system administration experience with AWS (EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Multi AZ, etc.)Requires at least three (3) years of hands-on system administration experience with the Microsoft Server platform (Microsoft IIS, Active Directory, SQL Server)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of various web platforms and technologies, including but not limited to:Primary Technologies:Amazon Web Services DNS (Domain name service)Networking Microsoft IISMicrosoft Windows Server 2012 (incl. Active Directory)Microsoft SQL ServerHTML, CSS, XHTML, XMLMicrosoft .NET (ASP.NET)DotNetNuke CMSWeb/Data Services Source Control - Microsoft Team Foundation ServerSecondary TechnologiesAssociation Management System (Personify)Disaster Recovery Strategies Load BalancingGoogle AnalyticsXSL & XSLTVB.NetExtensive knowledge in designing/coding responsive web applications.Extensive knowledge in web application support and administration.Knowledge in the design, development and deployment process of mobile applications and responsive interfacesKnowledge of web systems architecture, including user experience, design, development and deployment. Knowledge of business and project management principles in regards to project planning, requirement definition, leadership and prioritization.Strong knowledge of principles in providing excellent customer service, including oral/written communication and assessment of customer needs. Development and coding of programs automating administrative tasks.Critical thinking, problem solving, design, and most critically, attention to performance, scalability, reliability.Communicate effectively and persuasively at all levels of the organization - both orally and in writing.Manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively.Multi-task, adhere to firm deadlines, and develop complete project schedules.The ability to determine the best technology approach for complex tasks.The ability to build rapport, resolve conflict and create consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders.The ability to find creative and cost-effective solutions to problems.The ability to work collaboratively with other leaders, employees, teammates key volunteers and stakeholders.The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.The ability to work in a matrix management environment, and take responsibility for contributions to projects that may be headed by someone outside of the IT department.Working knowledge of web browsers and behaviors on multiple devices and multiple platforms. We are moving to a hybrid work model in the coming months. Also, our future plans for growth include the opening of a Chicago office.The SOA will provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, order of protection status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable law. Such action shall include but is not limited to: initial consideration for employment; job placement and assignment of responsibilities; performance evaluation; promotion and advancement; compensation and fringe benefits; training and professional development opportunities; formulation and application of human resource policies and rules; facility and service accessibility; and discipline and termination.This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. PI176876635

Keywords: Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg , DevOps Specialist, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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