Azure DevOps Engineer III - REMOTE (2 Positions) in Chicago, IL at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/12/2021

Job Description

Position/Title: Azure DevOps Engineer II/III - 100% Remote (2 Positions)

** Note: We are specifically looking with DevOps background in Azure and TFS (not AWS).

Location: 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.

  • Develop and implement enterprise level .NET application software release standardization including, but not limited to, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Orchestration and Build Automation engineering
  • Present a diversified knowledge of various products across the DevOps spectrum (Azure, Azure DevOps Services, Docker, Kubernetes, GIT, SQL Server,MongoDB)
  • Design and implement Azure DevOps Services pipelines utilizing transformations and deployment configurations for all environments
  • Work with software engineering and operational teams to ensure system designs are secure, scalable and reliable
  • Perform production and non-production build & deploy activities for application and SQL schema releases; Provide support for various technical teams, assist with troubleshooting issues
  • Assist with branching/merging efforts in support of parallel development requirements and standardization of branching methodologies
  • Collaborate with testing teams and assist with continuous delivery of builds to environment along with performance testing setup/execution
  • Liaison between application development and infrastructure teams in the establishment of needed infrastructure in all environments, subsequently supporting application deployment and configuration
  • Review deployment and operational environments, i.e., execute initiatives to reduce failure, troubleshoot issues across the entire infrastructure stack
  • Partner heavily with internal teams such as Application Development, Infrastructure, Database Administration and Quality Assurance
  • Develop an understanding of infrastructure footprint of existing ecosystem and utilize as a pattern for new solutions
  • Serve as the SME for software development lifecycle tools – tools that facilitate development, testing, monitoring, integration/release
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, patch, and upgrade software application products
  • Shepherd change control activities for application and/or infrastructure changes for respective applications
  • Monitors usage and changes configurations to improve capacity or performance of servers
  • Participate in system performance tuning and technical troubleshooting sessions
  • Serve as mentor for junior team members

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
  • 3+ years of Application Development experience
  • 4+ years of distributed continuous build and deployment experience
  • Expert working knowledge of Azure DevOps Services including, but not limited to: GIT source control, branching strategies/methodologies, Creation and implementation of continuous integration via build pipelines, Creation and implementation of continuous deployment via release pipelines, deployment groups
  • Heavy build automation experience utilizing YAML; ability to refactor application builds to use or implement use of NuGet packages.
  • Experience with all types of application configuration and deployment, including but not limited to, web applications, web services, windows services, micro services, IIS setup and configuration
  • Familiarity with building and deploying .NET Core applications
  • Expert working knowledge of all phases of software development including design, coding, testing and implementation
  • Expert working knowledge of Windows and troubleshooting in an Enterprise environment.  Includes application, web, content management and FTP servers
  • Hands-on experience in working with cloud architecture and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Performs work under minimal supervision
  • Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff
  • Ability to lead and work with other team members, including mentoring less experienced team members
  • Ability to work with and understand business client requirements
  • Excellent 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
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Desired Skills:

  • Strong proficiency in scripting languages – PowerShell preferred.
  • Experience working with containers utilizing Kubernetes; familiarity with Azure Service Bus, MS Application Insights
  • Excellent hands-on experience with SQL, SSMS, SSIS packages and DACPAC implementation
  • 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, High Availability, 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.