Senior DevOps Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

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Less than 5 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

The Senior DevOps Engineer will develop and support infrastructure that runs MIS applications including the internally developed EMS, Flash and IT+ applications. This position requires an individual who can successfully work in a dynamic work environment where priorities change based on current business needs. Deadline driven project assignments and our iterative approach to development processes require a professional with excellent communication skills. Candidates must have experience with Enterprise Java application development, deployment, administration and monitoring on Linux, Bash scripting, and application server configuration and maintenance in a production environment. Familiarity with Ansible, Ant build scripting, PCI Compliance/Information Security, and Web services (both SOAP/WSDL and REST) deployment is highly desired. A desire to investigate and evaluate new technologies and methods will be highly valued.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop custom tools (including Bash, Ansible, Ant, and some Python or Batch scripts) for MIS application build, deployment and monitoring.
  • Ensure system infrastructure necessary to run both production and non-production versions of MIS applications is available and reliable.
  • Analyze and/or create business requirements, documentation and technical specifications in conjunction with MIS Business Analysts and our internal customers.
  • As a member of the operational support team provide rapid response and issue resolution to the business teams for production issues.
  • Contribute to Design and delivery of components for internal applications (primarily the EMS & Flash applications) and Web Services for use by external products and websites as needed.
  • Lead or mentor project development teams.
  • Refine knowledge in all MIS-supported systems to gain a more well-rounded understanding of overall company processes
  • Build solid working relationships with MIS team members as well as collaborating with internal customers.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience (6 to 8 years)

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • 3 to 5 years experience administering and configuring Linux in production environments including writing and customizing Bash scripts.
  • 3 to 5 years experience administering, configuring, and patching JBoss (or other Java based middleware) for use in a production Linux environment
  • 1 to 5 years experience with CD/CI tools such a Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, etc.
  • Using and maintaining version control systems (Git or similar)
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of mentoring teammates and ability to set project goals and delegate tasks.
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational database concepts including ability to work with DBAs to troubleshoot problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to communicate effectively with MIS technical staff, Business Analysts, management, and business team members)
  • Understanding of and experience with remediating PCI and S-Ox Compliance or Information Security issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and adapt well within a team environment
  • Dynamic thinker, a problem solver.
  • Experienced with Agile processes (Kanban, SCRUM, etc.).
  • Ability to work well in a flexible environment.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work effectively.
  • Exemplary customer service skills.

Additional Experience Preferred:

  • Professional Java and JEE/EJB development and design experience. (Experience with Swing a plus).
  • Red Hat JBoss certification
  • Experience migrating applications to AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience writing and maintaining Apache Ant or Maven build scripts
  • Exposure to container architecture (Docker, Vagrant, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Python and PHP script development and maintenance.
  • Desktop Java application deployment and support.
  • Web Services (SOAP/WSDL and REST) deployment experience
  • Familiarity with the Eclipse IDE
  • Business Objects Crystal Reports experience
  • C# experience.