Azure DevOps Engineer


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At Delta Dental, our strategy is only as strong as the people who execute it! We are hiring individuals that are not just right for today but also for our future. We have built a foundation of high-trust by treating all people with dignity, making and keeping commitments, and consistently striving to do the right thing. Our leaders optimistically share future possibilities to inspire and motivate others toward their full potential. We expect our employees to find ways to embrace positive change, be curious and challenge the status quo, and provide solutions to unmet problems. Joining Delta Dental means joining a culture focused on fostering development, building genuine connections, recognizing each other’s strengths and sharing in successes. 
The holder of this position will help build Delta’s Next Generation Consumer Application’s Suite. Besides writing effective middleware infrastructure and DevOps configuration management code, you will be responsible for designing, building, delivering and maintaining a highly-scalable, middleware, DevOps pipelines for consumer-facing applications. You will use industry best practices and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams of product managers, UX designers, architects, principal engineers, software engineers, test automation and DevOps engineers.

How you will make an impact:

  • Perform as a key contributor in an engineering team that builds and supports customer-facing products that provide innovative solutions to challenging business use cases.
  • Diagnose and correct existing system and operational problems.
  • Actively participate in architectural design, system analysis, and programming activities on application software; this may often require independent research and study.
  • Bring your experience working on various middleware application containers from monolithic to modern containerized solutions.
  • Implement high-quality middleware infrastructure automation code with attention to scalability, security and performance. Maintain an end-to-end mindset from conception to delivery through production support, by taking ownership of specifications, quality, release deployments and the monitoring of production health.
  • Produce complete, simple, and readable technical documentation for everything developed and maintain a team culture of documenting everything.
  • Test and ensure the quality of all infrastructure & configuration management code that is developed in line with principles of test-driven development and continuous delivery, utilizing test automation frameworks wherever possible.
  • Collaborate closely with Engineering leadership, Product Managers, Designers, Test Automation and other teams and business units to define, prioritize, sequence and scope middleware engineering and infrastructure automation around business and functional requirements to drive results.
  • Accurately scope effort, identify risks and clearly communicate trade-offs with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Instrument infrastructure and application performance monitoring, capacity management, alerting, tools instrumentation and metrics (KPI) management.
  • Perform impact assessment of product (hardware, software) upgrades, patching, migration and hot fixes.
  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and executing engineering projects across various environments (Regression, Performance, Production and Post-production).
  • Support and collaborate with other Engineers through evaluation, design analysis, and development phases.
  • Maintain knowledge, ensure competency and compliance with policies and procedures, in order to be the technical expert while collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Bring a proven track record of handling & troubleshooting various critical Production and Non-production end to end applications & middleware infrastructure technical issues and providing comprehensive “Root Cause Analysis”.
  • This list is not all-inclusive and you are expected to perform other duties as requested or assigned.

What we look for:

  • Experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), Containerization, Configuration Management.
  • Proficient with Jenkins/Azure Devops, Docker/Kubernetes, Ansible/Chef/Puppet.
  • Experience with Azure Cloud and Proxy Server.
  • Understanding of cloud technologies with API service management.
  • Experience designing and developing secure consumer-facing Products.
  • BS in computer science or equivalent technical field or equivalent work experience (MS a plus).
  • Experience with DevOps tool chains and deploying applications on Azure.
  • Experience with Azure Kubernetes.
  • Ability to understand business plans and apply that information into the development of an IT business case.
  • Anticipate problems, resistance, or likely objections and takes action to resolve them.
  • Ability to lead and manage small to large enterprise network implementations or changes.
  • Ability to guide, train and mentor associate engineers. 
  • Skilled in developing quantitative cost/benefit analysis to measure improvements.
  • Proficient in organizational processes and capable of assessing and initiating process change.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and application of specific competencies, by being able to consult as well as lead others in their application.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills. 
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key vendor relationships with a focus on technology currency and best practices.

Benefits and perks:

  • 12 days starting vacation plus 12 holidays and your birthday off!
  •  Multiple medical insurance options: 100% paid or low cost premiums
  • 100% paid dental insurance
  • 100% paid vision insurance
  • Employee well-being program
  • Culture of learning: substantial tuition reimbursement to improve your skills
  • Career growth: we love promoting from within
  • Strong commitment to work/life balance  
  • Social responsibility and volunteer opportunities
Due to COVID-19, there is an even greater demand for flexibility and change. Due to the pandemic, the expectation around work location for certain roles may be remote until a future date, determined by Delta Dental Management. Should the position you seek be determined by Delta Dental Management as “remote,” the position may require you to have access to remote internet in order to meet the expectations outlined in the job duties.
Please note, Delta Dental will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
At Delta Dental we:Promote accountability, integrity and collaboration: Our employees are collaborative, self-aware, and ethical. It is our expectation to do the right thing and follow through on commitments.Foster professional development: Our employees take ownership of developing themselves and others through coaching, mentoring and providing/being open to constructive feedback and identifying learning opportunities.Value customers and cultivate positive experiences: Our employees take time to build rapport with customers, while anticipating and exceeding their needs to ensure positive outcomes.  
If you think this sounds like you, let’s chat. We would love to tell you more!
To see some of the smiling faces behind Delta Dental and to learn more about what our values and culture look like in action, connect with us on social media: @lifeatddins on Facebook and Instagram, @deltadentalins on Twitter, and Delta Dental Ins. on LinkedIn.  ABOUT Delta DentalDelta Dental covers more Americans than any other dental benefits provider. Our vision is to motivate and empower every employee so we’re all inspired to take exceptional care of our customers, providers and each other. Our Enterprise Strategy focuses on pillars of Growth and Diversification, supported by the platforms of Culture and People, Process and Technology. Our employees take pride working for a purpose-driven organization and live our values of Trust, Service, Excellence and Innovation.  We are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of companies that provides dental coverage to 74 million people in the U.S. Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with our affiliate companies, form one of the nation’s largest dental benefits delivery systems, covering 33 million enrollees. All of our companies are members, or affiliates of members, of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of 39 Delta Dental companies throughout the country. Delta Dental provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other classification protected by federal or state law. In addition to federal law requirements, Delta Dental complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be provided if selected for hire. 
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