Sirius Computer Solutions Sr. Consultant - Cloud DevOps Engineer in Overland Park, Kansas
The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced consulting solutions to clients. This position may perform activities such as design, systems integration, and testing. This position will also handle client engagements requiring knowledge of multiple technologies and provide technical presales support.
This role manages service delivery and website/systems reliability and scalability including: reporting, configurationand build, testing, planning, and deployment of solutions. The Sr. Consultant – Cloud DevOps Engineer, will be accountable for all aspects of deployment and technical operations including technical project resources(partners/subcontractors or staff), scheduling, risk management, internal and external communications, status reporting, and resource management (internal and partners). This person will coordinate between a variety of vendors and technical experts.
This role will require regular travel as needed to client sites, andc can be a remote/work from home role when not at client locations.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs a variety of billable consulting activities in support of clients’ objectives, which may include, but are not limited to:
Manages and appropriately escalates delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes associated with development initiatives
Displays technical leadership and oversight of implementation and deployment planning, system integration, ongoing data validation processes, quality assurance, delivery, operations, and sustainability of technical solutions
Exercises delegated authority for planning, directing, coordinating, administering, and executing both routine and complex technical elements of technical operations
Advocates for security and performance standards
Manages operational aspect of production and development servers including developing, training in, and validating compliance with procedures and checklists related to disk space usage, monitoring solutions, deployment, conventions, access to the production and development sources, source control access and usage, performance monitoring, code modifications validation, scheduling, and more
Identifies trending gaps or issues in day-to-day performance of web applications and components, including by active monitoring, alert management, reporting, and process reviews
Maintains issue tracking and documentation systems and provides reporting that ensures proper tracking and visibility of issues and projects
Identifies technical and process improvement opportunities and socializes/advocates to get them implemented
Works closely with development and QA teams in release planning, preparation, validation, post-release monitoring, and ongoing monitoring
Maintains accurate program estimates, timelines, project plans, and status reports
Provides process improvement recommendations based on best practices and industry standards
Leads code or other technical reviews and presents constructive feedback to technical team
Participates in requirements gathering activities, examining the entire business application from the aspects of the workflow and the end user
Builds focused relationships with clients to identify business challenges
Makes recommendations to solve client problems
Directly interacts with clients, sales team, managers and other technical team members to identify, develop, and obtain complete information for solutions, and scope statement and level of effort for proposal/SOW development
Documents completed technical work for clients
Maintains technical specifications throughout a project
Contributes and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates suitable for reuse by other Consultants and Analysts
Achieve high level of Client Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by executing to achieve client project expectations
Develop strong client relationships and trust to secure future business
Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery
Maintains accountability to work estimates and project financials
Assists with Digital and/or Data practice presales activities
Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation
Serves as a point of contact to the client for technical issues and status
Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues
As needed, steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility
Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines
Meets billable utilization targets
Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge
Administrative Overhead – Respond to email, phone calls, complete time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
At least five (5) years of related work experience in a DevOps focused role, to include experience with complex projects in enterprise environments
Other Required Qualifications:
Proven experience building and maintaining production systems on Cloud environments using available technologies and familiarity with Cloud APIs.
Experience with monitoring, metrics, and visualization tools for networks, servers and web applications, such as CloudWatch, DataDog, Nagios, etc.
Experience with container technologies, such as OpenShift, Kubernetes, Rancher
Comfortable working with a variety of open source projects
Experience with hardware and software firewalls, IPS, WAF, and additional security layers (LDAP, SSO, 2Factor).
Experience with continuous integration, testing, delivery, and deployment
Experience with RDBMS MySQL and Amazon/Google/Azure SQL tools
Demonstrated experience and understanding in the areas of web application programming, content management systems, APIs, databases, and system design
Demonstrated technical understanding of the intersection of development and operations (DevOps), monitoring and management tools, and deployment processes and tools
Proven ability to quickly identify and drive to the optimal solution when presented with a series of constraints
Demonstrated understanding of software release process and management
Demonstrated proficiency in high level script languages as well as script environments
Experience administering Linux and Windows systems
Proven understanding of configuration management concepts
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of client and Sirius team members, including management and technical staff
Demonstrated ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in- depth evaluation of variable factors from multiple solutions and/or disciplines
Demonstrated understanding of core business functions of a typical company, and ability to employ step by step logic to solve business problems
Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery
Experience troubleshooting and identifying potential problems and making appropriate changes as necessary
Experience creating technical documentation and communicating effectively in various written formats
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members, including delegating technical tasks, and at times resolving issues of poor technical execution without escalation
Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, including effectively communicating one-on-one, and in
small and large groups, using a variety of presentation methods to sustain the audiences’ engagement
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and conduct complex and important work critical to the organization in a team consulting environment
Consulting experience, especially in an agency or global systems integrator environment
Certifications in relevant areas of specialty
Data Privacy and Security:
All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius
Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or
This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.
The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.
Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.
Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Consultant levels, plus the following:
Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.
Financial Acumen - Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators. Uses financial analysis to generate, evaluate and act on strategic options and opportunities. Integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions.
Cultivates Innovation - Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.
Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.
Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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