Azure DevOps Engineer II (Mid-Level) - 100% Remote in WFH-Texas at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 7/30/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    WFH-Texas
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/30/2021

Job Description

Position/Title:  Azure DevOps Engineer II (Mid-Level) - 100% Remote

** NOTE: Must have previous experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps and TFS.

Location:  WFH (100% remote anywhere in the US)

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for Application Lifecycle Management for multiple business units. Primary duties will encompass the design and implementation of automated build and release pipelines utilizing Azure DevOps Services, supporting a .NET C# stack.  Provide communication and collaboration between software development, quality assurance, business analysis, project management and infrastructure teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Create and manage Azure DevOps Services build and release definitions to enable deployment to lower environments as well as production environments
  • Setup continuous integration capabilities
  • Perform Dev, Test, UAT, Staging and Production build/deploy activities for application releases
  • Support production deployments, assist with troubleshooting deployment issues
  • Assist with branching/merging in order to provide support of parallel development requirements
  • Collaborate with testing teams and assist with continuous delivery of builds to environment
  • Act as a liaison between application development and infrastructure teams in the establishment of needed infrastructure in the development and subsequent support of application solutions
  • Develop an understanding of infrastructure footprint of existing NET solutions and utilize as a pattern for new solutions
  • Serve as the SME for software development life-cycle tools that can support testing, monitoring, integration/release and scheduling areas
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, patch, and upgrade software application products
  • Monitor usage and changes configurations to improve capacity or performance of servers
  • Participate in system performance tuning and technical troubleshooting sessions

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree, equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 2+ years of working with or supporting an Application Development team
  • 2+ years of distributed build/deploy experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Azure DevOps Services to include: GIT Source Control, GIT branching strategies, creating and managing build definitions, and creating and managing release pipelines, deployment groups, deployment gates
  • Strong build automation experience utilizing YAML
  • Experience with all types of application configuration and deployment, including but not limited to, web applications, web services, windows services, micro services
  • Ability to refactor application builds to utilize NuGet packages
  • Familiarity with building and deploying NET Core applications
  • Strong working knowledge of all phases of software development including design, coding, testing and implementation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Performs work under general supervision
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level teammates
  • Ability to work with and understand business client requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure, adhere to project deadlines and procedures, multi-task and be detail-oriented
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Strong scripting knowledge, preferably PowerShell
  • Strong knowledge of CI/CD implementation and best practices utilizing Azure DevOps Services and on premises TFS
  • Familiarity of working with containers utilizing Kubernetes
  • Hands-on experience creating SQL projects/DacPacs; automating the deployment
  • Strong knowledge of Windows server technologies (ex IIS configurations, monitoring agents) and network configurations (ex DNS, proxy, firewall rule exceptions)
  • Experience working with virtual machines in a VMWare environment
  • Understanding of Change Control procedures, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery concepts as they relate to Distributed Systems architectures


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National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

Job Requirements

About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp., a member of the Allstate family of companies, is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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