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Employee Type - ContractorExperience - Not SpecifiedIndustries - Information Technology

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DevOps Specialist

On behalf of our client in the Banking Sector, PROCOM is looking for a DevOps Specialist.

DevOps Specialist – Job Description

CUSTOMER:

  • Service applications / systems and provide a level of application/ systems/ operational availability that meets or exceeds established standards/service levels, while minimizing operational risk
  • Partner with key stakeholders to schedule packaging and release new applications in a timely manner; reduce change execution times by planning implementations with parallel work streams
  • Continuously strive to improve the stability of production environment by partnering closely with key stakeholders on setting up, maintaining and monitoring applications/systems, ensuring availability targets are met
  • Provide effective day-to-day support for applications/systems through accurate problem identification and timely resolution of production issues; perform controlled and timely resolution of incidents while prioritizing and monitoring client satisfaction
  • Effectively handle incident management for outages; effectively communicate to clients during service outages and ensure that they are resolved efficiently with minimal impact to stakeholders
  • Ensure timely notification and escalation of possible issues/problems, options and recommendations for prompt resolution; communicate project status and provide timely escalation of issues to ensure project objectives are met
  • Deliver effective and defect-free support (application, hardware, software and/or operations), researching system issues / opportunities, overseeing the execution of recommendations and maintaining accurate documentation
  • Interact with clients to provide quality service/solutions consistent with objectives and client requirements
  • May support the design, review, and integration of all application requirements, including functional, security, integration, performance, quality, and operations
  • Identify and address application and data issues and cross-capability and cross-release issues that affect application integrity
  • Consult with other functional areas to provide technical expertise on area of specialization by acting as a reference on technology, trends and processes related to own area
  • Participate in projects aimed at evolving the base infrastructure, deploying new technologies, or optimizing the operational environment
  • May deploy base infrastructure components such as servers, operating systems and middleware for all environments
  • May be involved in the deployment of applications, either off the shelf or in-house developed, and in the procurement of supported assets
  • May maintain base infrastructure components current and defect free and liaise with 3rd party vendor to report problems and receive fixes
  • Provide technical support, including on-call support, for a suite of designated hardware, software or applications to ensure service levels are maintained
  • Schedule changes to supported components in accordance with the approved change management procedures; implement changes with proper testing, stakeholder signoff, monitoring and with minimal impact to the business
  • Respond to requests for information and assist project teams in evaluating alternate approaches
  • May develop a working relationship with 3rd party vendors as required to fulfill support requirements

SHAREHOLDER:

  • Monitor system lifecycles, ensuring specifications and functionality support business objectives and architecture decisions, undertaking re-development, as required
  • May monitor the performance of the environment by using meaningful metrics
  • Provide Disaster Recovery support by assisting in defining / reviewing disaster recovery plans and by participating in testing
  • Assess and analyze optimization opportunities to the operational environment to improve performance and/or resource utilization
  • Ensure effective change management discipline is used
  • Assist in the maintenance of secure computing facilities and technical infrastructure/architecture to support clients and applications as appropriate
  • Adhere to existing processes/standards, business technology architecture, risk and production capacity guidelines; plan, monitor and escalate issues as required
  • Follow standards, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and applicable Business Recovery Plans (BRP)
  • Identify/implement process improvements to enhance revenue, customer experience and/or reduce costs
  • Comply with well-defined enterprise technology delivery practices and standards and project management disciplines
  • Make effective use of the cost management processes in place in own unit
  • Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise in services, applications, infrastructure, analytical tools and techniques that can contribute to effective solution development/delivery
  • Keep current with industry and/or business trends
  • May perform testing according to test plans, monitor and report on results, and work with others on problem resolution
  • As required, support the development of business cases, RFI/RFP and service level agreements with vendors/suppliers consistent with IT requirements/guidelines

EMPLOYEE / TEAM:

  • Work effectively as a team, supporting other members of the team in resolving critical service issues
  • Prioritize and manage own workload in order to deliver quality results and meet timelines
  • Support a positive work environment that promotes service to the business, quality, innovation and teamwork and ensure timely communication of issues/ points of interest.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer within the team and business units
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to enhance productivity, effectiveness and operational efficiency of the business unit and/or team

DevOps Specialist – Mandatory Skills

  • Undergraduate degree or technical certificate
  • 5-7 years relevant experience

DevOps Specialist - Assignment Start Date

ASAP – 12 months to start

DevOps Specialist - Assignment Location

Mississauga, ONT

 
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