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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R1800439

Applications Architect, DevOps

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Applications Architect, DevOps

Location: Chicago, IL

What you’ll get to do:

  • Architecture: Our team designs, implements, and supports cloud-based infrastructure for complex enterprise applications. We are involved in the full systems lifecycle, including tasks that go beyond basic setup – including tuning, performance optimization, and advanced troubleshooting of system health issues. You will be involved in upfront solutions design for our clients and will provide oversight of the team’s delivery work to ensure adherence to best practices and technical standards
  • Global Operations: Our team provides 24x7x365 support for our clients and responds to client-initiated ticket requests on an ongoing basis. We also provide proactive security and patching services for our systems. You will work as part of our leadership team on process and efficiency improvements as we work to expand our operations to include resources from our offices in US, India & Canada.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuous Improvement: Our team maintains a variety of platform technology, including application performance monitoring, automated cloud provisioning templates, and automated bootstrap and configuration management code. You will input on standards and collaborate with fellow team leaders on the prioritization and execution of ongoing platform improvement initiatives.
  • Face the Client: Driving operational excellence across multiple clients throughout the service lifecycle 
  • Collaborate: Work closely with the Operations & Project Management to establish managed services models for clients and their delivery  
  • Implementation:Champion creation and implementation of standards, policies, and change management best practices. 
  • Mentorship: As a senior technical resource, you will guide technical staff in resolving technical architecture and design issues. 

What you are interested in and we’ll train you on:

  • An interest in IT operations via infrastructure as code including:  server, storage, datacenter infrastructure and operations
  • An interest in DevOps practices, including automation, configuration management, and release management
  • A desire to be certified in AWS and Azure
  • A desire to become a certified Linux administrator.

Who you are:

  • A Hands-On Architect: You will architect and work with other architecture teams within the Managed Services and Hosting Team, as well as those of the client.
  • A Thought Leader: You want the team to get a good night’s rest! So, you mentor others in process and technology to make them constantly smarter and stronger! 
  • Continuous Improvement Obsessed: You know when to operate and when to automate. You believe that it can always be made better, faster, and stronger! 
  • A Problem-Solver: You like solving puzzles, whether they are technology related or process related.
  • Action-Oriented: You get stuff done. You don’t wait around. You take the bull by its horns and don’t rest till things are resolved. 
  • An Organizer: Organizer of tasks, priorities, shifts, schedules. You bring method to the madness. 
  • A Technology Fanatic: You fret over latest technology trends and have an interest in the infrastructure space. You strive to be infrastructure as code practitioner.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in information technology positions focusing on software engineering and architecture 
  • Experience with complex web application environments, including enterprise Java application servers, Adobe AEM web content management system (WCMS) , and eCommerce platforms
  • Experience in customer facing technology-related service delivery 
  • Experience building fault tolerant and high availability systems
  • Ability to gather data, analyze, formulate actions and solutions, compile information and report to all levels of management;
  • Experience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of Ruby, Python or other modern scripting languages
  • Experience with monitoring tools (e.g., Zabbix, Nagios, New Relic, Sensu)
  • Incident Management, Problem Management and Change Management
  • Proven ability to translate client goals into achievable technical specifications
  • Proven ability to engage internal and external audiences through charismatic presentation
  • Ability to work within various internal groups to drive technology change
  • Ability & willingness to assist off-hours support teams with escalations of critical support issues and troubleshooting
  • Experiencementoring technical teams

ICF Olson is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Chicago, IL (IL11)

Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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