DevOps Specialist
Job Description

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



Job Requirements

 

Company Overview

For 35 years, Procom has been pushing the envelope in North American IT staffing solutions. Driven by a senior management team of seasoned recruitment professionals, we have offices in 14 locations in the US and Canada and service all major IT markets.

When we started out in 1978, tech jobs were just being integrated into the workplace. We have been a part of shaping the landscape of IT in Canada ever since, placing IT consultants in major businesses in all sectors, including banking, telecommunications, and retail.

Through all the peaks and valleys of the IT industry, we have consistently done one thing: helping IT professionals discover the next chapter in their career.



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