Job Description

Ref No.:18-15802
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Applications Development Expert DevOps
Primary work location will be: 750 East Pratt Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Duration: (Anticipated from December 3, 2018 through June 30, 2021). Client will have the unilateral option to renew the term of the Task Order Agreement for two additional one-year terms: July 1, 2021 through and including June 30, 2022; and July 1, 2022 through and including June 30, 2023 (option periods delineated in RFRs may vary).

Applications Development ExpertAs the key member of DevOps team, work with the development, testing and operations teams and other DevOps engineers in setting up and maintaining the Maryland Health Connection application and related components in Cloud.
Provide technical support to Application Development teams to aid consumption of Cloud services and ensure adherence to CI/CD pipeline patterns/standards.
Collaborate and consult with infrastructure and system operations teams to help automate the end-to-end Operations of the applications/systems in AWS Cloud.
Design, build, maintain, document, and automate technical processes and operations using AWS cloud services.
Work with other DevOps team members to build tools and automation to configure/deploy/maintain our cloud technologies in AWS Cloud.
Work with several tools in implementing and deploying CI/CD solutions in AWS Cloud, such as Ansible, EC2, ELB, Jenkins, Git, Docker, S3 etc.
Understand and consistently apply the attributes and processes of current application development methodologies.
Build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards.
Develop standards and codebase to monitor and alert various cloud-based systems and applications to help ensure SLAs and other performance metrics are met.
Monitor systems performance, troubleshoot errors and debug.
Adhere to all security, Project Management Office (PMO) change control, work management and service delivery policies, processes, tools and methodologies.
Note: The candidate must have the flexibility to work overtime, as needed, to include weekends, holidays, and off-hours.
Minimum Qualifications
For minimum qualifications, see the labor category description in the MHBE IT IDIQ RFP for the subject RFR labor category. In addition, qualified candidates should, in general, meet the minimum qualifications specified below. Please refer to RFP Section 2.6.1 Minimum qualifications for substitution requirements. Candidates that do not meet minimum qualifications will be deemed not reasonably susceptible for award and will not progress to full evaluation.
Labor Category/s
(From Section 1 Above)
Minimum Qualifications
Applications Development ExpertA minimum of seven (7) years of experience with DevOps in a cloud environment preferably with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
A minimum of six (6) years of experience in automated configuration and deployment; using tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, or other Infrastructure as Code (IAC) frameworks.
In depth knowledge of the AWS cloud computing platform – EC2, S3 (Object Storage), VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), Lambda, EBS (Block Storage under high I/O), ELB (Elastic Beanstalk - load-balancing and autoscaling), Cloud Formation for AWS Orchestration, CloudWatch and RedShift.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Automation and Orchestration.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience working with infrastructure design and deployment of applications in Amazon Cloud (AWS).
A minimum of two (2) years of experience with Ansible, Jenkins, Maven and Scripting.
Experience in Cloud Migration Strategy, Applications migration from on-premises to AWS Cloud.
Experience with app and web server configuration and maintenance (JBoss, Apache Tomcat, or similar).
Proven strong analytical and debugging skills.
Experience with managing multiple priorities and tight timelines.
Preferred Qualifications
The additional Experience/Knowledge/Skills listed below are preferred by the MHBE.
Applications Development ExpertA minimum of three (3) years software development experience with government Cloud deployments supporting high volume, high quality consumer applications.
Advanced Experience with AWS services like: CloudFormation, IAM Policies, EC2, Lambda, S3, Glacier, Multi-Region VPC, Route53, Security Groups, ALB/ELB/NLB, API GW, WAF, Shield, KMS, CloudTrail, Config, CloudWatch, Config, Kinesis
Hands-on experience with technologies like, Docker, Git, NGINX. RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC, Kubernetes.
Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB databases in cloud environment.
Experience with Identity Provider (IDP), Identity Access Management (IAM) technologies and solutions.
Experience with scripting such as Ruby, Python or Bash.
Strong knowledge of Microservice and SOA architectures.
Familiarity with various traditional and innovative project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
Knowledge and/or experience with Agile software development practices.
Experience with the State Based Marketplace solutions or Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) solutions.
Experience working with the Project Management Office (PMO) processes, policies and procedures.
LABOR CATEGORY TITLE – Applications Development Expert
RequirementCandidate Relevant Experience *
Education:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other related Discipline. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum QualificationsCandidate Relevant Experience *
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience with DevOps in a cloud environment preferably with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
A minimum of six (6) years of experience in automated configuration and deployment; using tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, or other Infrastructure as Code (IAC) frameworks.
In depth knowledge of the AWS cloud computing platform – EC2, S3 (Object Storage), VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), Lambda, EBS (Block Storage under high I/O), ELB (Elastic Beanstalk - load-balancing and autoscaling), Cloud Formation for AWS Orchestration, CloudWatch and RedShift.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Automation and Orchestration.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience working with infrastructure design and deployment of applications in Amazon Cloud (AWS).
A minimum of two (2) years of experience with Ansible, Jenkins, Maven and Scripting.
Experience in Cloud Migration Strategy, Applications migration from on-premises to AWS Cloud.
Experience with app and web server configuration and maintenance (JBoss, Apache Tomcat, or similar).
Proven strong analytical and debugging skills.
Experience with managing multiple priorities and tight timelines.
Preferred QualificationsCandidate Relevant Experience *
A minimum of three (3) years software development experience with government Cloud deployments supporting high volume, high quality consumer applications.
Advanced Experience with AWS services like: CloudFormation, IAM Policies, EC2, Lambda, S3, Glacier, Multi-Region VPC, Route53, Security Groups, ALB/ELB/NLB, API GW, WAF, Shield, KMS, CloudTrail, Config, CloudWatch, Config, Kinesis.
Hands-on experience with technologies like, Docker, Git, NGINX. RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC, Kubernetes.
Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB databases in cloud environment.
Experience with Identity Provider (IDP), Identity Access Management (IAM) technologies and solutions.
Experience with scripting such as Ruby, Python or Bash.
Strong knowledge of Microservice and SOA architectures.
Familiarity with various traditional and innovative project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
Knowledge and/or experience with Agile software development practices.
Experience with the State Based Marketplace solutions or Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) solutions.
Experience working with the Project Management Office (PMO) processes, policies and procedures.
LABOR CATEGORY TITLE – Applications Development Expert
RequirementCandidate Relevant Experience *
Education:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other related Discipline. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum QualificationsCandidate Relevant Experience *
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience with DevOps in a cloud environment preferably with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
A minimum of six (6) years of experience in automated configuration and deployment; using tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, or other Infrastructure as Code (IAC) frameworks.
In depth knowledge of the AWS cloud computing platform – EC2, S3 (Object Storage), VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), Lambda, EBS (Block Storage under high I/O), ELB (Elastic Beanstalk - load-balancing and autoscaling), Cloud Formation for AWS Orchestration, CloudWatch and RedShift.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Automation and Orchestration.
A minimum of four (4) years of experience working with infrastructure design and deployment of applications in Amazon Cloud (AWS).
A minimum of two (2) years of experience with Ansible, Jenkins, Maven and Scripting.
Experience in Cloud Migration Strategy, Applications migration from on-premises to AWS Cloud.
Experience with app and web server configuration and maintenance (JBoss, Apache Tomcat, or similar).
Proven strong analytical and debugging skills.
Experience with managing multiple priorities and tight timelines.
Preferred QualificationsCandidate Relevant Experience *
A minimum of three (3) years software development experience with government Cloud deployments supporting high volume, high quality consumer applications.
Advanced Experience with AWS services like: CloudFormation, IAM Policies, EC2, Lambda, S3, Glacier, Multi-Region VPC, Route53, Security Groups, ALB/ELB/NLB, API GW, WAF, Shield, KMS, CloudTrail, Config, CloudWatch, Config, Kinesis.
Hands-on experience with technologies like, Docker, Git, NGINX. RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC, Kubernetes.
Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB databases in cloud environment.
Experience with Identity Provider (IDP), Identity Access Management (IAM) technologies and solutions.
Experience with scripting such as Ruby, Python or Bash.
Strong knowledge of Microservice and SOA architectures.
Familiarity with various traditional and innovative project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
Knowledge and/or experience with Agile software development practices.
Experience with the State Based Marketplace solutions or Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) solutions.
Experience working with the Project Management Office (PMO) processes, policies and procedures.

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