Team Lead - Azure DevOps Engineer - 100% Remote in Irvine, CA at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 9/13/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/13/2021

Job Description

Position/Title: Team Lead - Azure DevOps Engineer (100% Remote)

** NOTE: Must have a prior background in Azure DevOps/TFS Release Engineering (we are not an AWS environment). Also, must have prior experience as a Team Lead mentoring other Engineers.

Location: 100% Remote (anywhere in the US)

Primary Purpose:

Serve as a key leader and expert on Development Operations best practices by leading the establishment and maturation of all DevOps internal practices to include Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery. Collaborates with software development teams in an effort to provide appropriately architected solutions that support all CI/CD initiatives.

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.

  • Design and employ enterprise level standardization across the DevOps team including, but not limited to, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Orchestration and Build Automation engineering
  • Lead engagements in an effort to improve DevOps environment management and footprint across all functional areas
  • Present a diversified knowledge of various products across the DevOps spectrum (Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, Git, MongoDB)
  • Lead and influence the architectural design of features by determining quality and adhering to specifications.
  • Provide support for production deployments, assist with troubleshooting issues
  • Develop an understanding of the infrastructure footprint of existing .NET applications and utilize as a pattern for new solutions
  • Work with software engineering and operational teams to ensure system designs are secure, scalable and reliable
  • 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
  • Serve as a liaison between application development and infrastructure teams in the establishment of needed infrastructure for the development and subsequent support of application 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
  • 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
  • 4+ years of previous experience as a software architect, developer or engineer
  • Experience leading technical teams in the resolution of business challenges
  • Expert working knowledge of Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) build and release pipelines
  • Previous experience implementing automated deployments for .NET code, SQL schema (DacPac) including SQL Server Data Tools
  • Knowledge of development concepts (REST, JSON, etc.)
  • Strong automation skills and the ability to drive initiatives that automate antiquated processes
  • Heavy hands-on experience working with GIT version control – branching, merging, pull requests
  • Strong experience with scripting languages – preferably PowerShell
  • Expert working knowledge of all phases of software development including design, coding, testing and implementation
  • Solid knowledge of cloud architecture and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Strong systems administration background in a variety of environments - Linux, Windows, virtualized, and cloud (Azure, etc.)
  • Performs work with a high degree of latitude and handles the most complex issues
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group of DevOps Engineers
  • Ability to work with, interpret 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
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems
  • Technical experience working with the following: .NET frameworks (4.5+, CORE), C#, Angular, React, NUGET packages – consumption and creation, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
  • Expert knowledge of Windows server technologies (ex. IIS configurations, monitoring agents) and network configurations (ex. DNS, proxy, firewall rule exceptions)
  • Hands-on experience working with Windows and Linux/Unix virtual machines
  • Understanding of Change Control procedures, High Availability, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery concepts as they relate to Distributed Systems architecture
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Application Insights, SolarWinds, etc.)

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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.