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DevOps Specialist

Company: Society of Actuaries Research Institute
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

DevOps Specialist This is a hybrid role which can be based in our Schaumburg or downtown Chicago office. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for hands-on software development, system integration, architecture, cloud infrastructure and system administration for key critical business systems, including the Association Management System, business intelligence platform, the organization's integration strategy and supporting middleware. This position involves prototyping, development 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, middleware, interfaces and infrastructure. (70%)
  • Design, develop and implement enhancements to critical business systems (.NET and Salesforce).
  • 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 applications.
  • Perform code reviews for third party developed solutions and oversee remediation efforts.
  • Perform testing on third party developed solutions and/or third-party interfaces for applications managed by the team.
  • Develop and execute test scripts.
  • Provide system administration and support for the organizations Association Management System and associated platforms, cloud infrastructure, middleware, 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 cloud infrastructure that supports the organization's business intelligence functions and research databases.
  • Monitor software releases and patches from vendors and perform proactive maintenance on related platforms and dependencies.
  • Monitor the Association Management System, associated web properties and services for performance or service issues to ensure maximum uptime and acceptable response time.
  • Monitor industry developments in security and take proactive action to ensure the teams web platforms are sufficiently protected against malicious attacks
  • Perform project-related planning and administrative tasks.
  • Monitor trends in the industry and adapt the organization's software development and system architecture accordingly.
  • Provide leadership for application architecture design and implementation and ensure security best practices are employed in cloud environments and applications. (5%)
  • Design and architect applications, integrations, and supporting cloud infrastructure.
  • In partnership with the cyber security team, ensure all applications and enhancements are pen tested and secure for production deployment. Manage the organization's source code control repository, standards, processes, and strategies leveraged internally and/or by third parties.
  • Perform general planning and administrative tasks including but not limited to:(5%)
  • Work with third-party vendors to obtain quotes for platforms and services
  • Provide management with regular updates on projects and duties
  • Track/manage hosting fees and licensing costs for assigned applications.
  • This position requires 24-hour on-call support based on a rotating schedule EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered)A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology or Computer Science is desired (or equivalent work experience in the Information Technology industry)Requires at least three (3) years of hands-on software development experiencing involving 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 including competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
    • Knowledge of various web platforms and technologies, including but not limited to:
    • Primary Technologies:
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Salesforce CRM
      • DNS (Domain name service)
      • Networking
      • Microsoft IIS
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (incl. Active Directory)
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • Microsoft .NET (ASP.NET)
      • Web/Data Services
      • Source Control - Microsoft Team Foundation Server
      • Secondary Technologies
        • Association Management System (Personify)
        • DotNetNuke CMS
        • Disaster Recovery Strategies
        • Load Balancing
        • Google Analytics
        • XSL & XSLT
        • VB.Net
        • Extensive 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 interfaces
        • Knowledge 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. WORK ENVIRONMENT (environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
          • Office environment
          • Occasional work outside of normal business hours
          • Some overnight travelSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES AND COORDINATION required to perform the functions of this job.
            • This position does not supervise any staff member EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM THE JOB (may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
              • Standard office equipment
              • Personal computer (Laptop for 24 hour support)
              • Mobile device(s) such as a smartphone and/or tablet
              • Common software used to perform the job
                • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
                • Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
                • Remote Desktop Connectivity
                • VPN, or other remote accessibility software PHYSICAL ABILITIES that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Examples listed below.
                  • Prolonged periods of concentration and computer use
                  • Prolonged periods of sittingThe 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. PI216042574

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

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