Added Sep 07, 2021 DevOps Solution Architect (22815) Chicago, IL | Permanent Apply

Job Description

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

LRS Consulting Services is seeking a DevOps Solutions Architect for a Permanent opportunity with our financial client in Chicago, IL!

Position Summary:

The CoE DevOps Solution Architect provides accountability for the technical solutions from the Modern Engineering Center of Excellence to ensure that the new technology, processes, and ways of working within IT align with IT strategy, increase the security posture, and drive higher quality products. Modern Engineering is adoption of DevSecOps processes and tools. The CoE DevOps Architect is responsible for the technical thought leadership of modern product development technology and supporting DevSecOps processes, addressing people, process, and tool aspects of organizational change. Primary responsibilities include developing holistic architecture for all Modern Engineering platforms (including Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), Continuous Security, Infrastructure Immutability, Automated Testing, and Observability), overseeing output of other technical resources (e.g., CoE Security Architect, CoE Quality Architect, CoE DevOps Engineer), and leading the technical implementation of the Modern Engineering solutions. The ability to build collaborative stakeholder relationships is a must.


- Serve as technical authority for IT on the Modern Engineering solutions
- Serve as subject matter expert for modern product development and tooling landscape; stay current on market trends and research
- Work directly with breadth of stakeholders across the organization (from individual contributors through senior leadership) by leading and being accountable for
the design and delivery of advanced cloud and DevSecOps solutions
- Educate stakeholders from the business and IT on services offered by Azure DevOps, AWS, and other SaaS solution providers and how to best leverage the
services for improved business performance
- Facilitate leadership alignment on Modern Engineering vision, strategy, and methods
- Define future state application and reference architecture, operations models, and technical requirements of cloud ecosystem in accordance with leading
practices from industry and AWS Well-Architected Framework
- Design, architect, and manage all Modern Engineering platforms and environments for scale across the IT organization
Perform and follow strong software coding practices
- Iteratively improve deployment methodologies through process streamlining and automation
- Work with the CoE and Delivery Teams to define automation strategy tools and deployment, and build and maintain solutions
- Evaluate benefits and risks of a solution’s feasibility and functionality
- Lead and coordinate technical reviews (architectural, security, compliance, etc.)
- Consult on and evangelize the behavior change and mindset shifts required of people resources to implement new architecture and processes
- Partner with other CoE members and HR to account for effort associated with culture change as part of implementation strategies
- Model desired culture including open knowledge sharing, proactive cross-functional collaboration, and adaptive learning via continuous improvement
- Define, review, and implement Modern Engineering Standards
- Define, update and document technical Procedures related to software development best practices
- Provide collateral support, including architectural guidelines, design guidelines, coding guidelines, test guidelines, handover guidelines
- Develop project case studies, training materials and technical guidance for teams within FHLBC
- Assist with estimating work efforts required for each phase of a project
- Structure work efforts and determine engagement model of technical architects from CoE and IT Delivery Teams (teams using scrum or Kanban to manage
workload in conjunction with Agile Framework)
- Review and approve technical output of other CoE technical resources (e.g., CoE Security Architect, CoE Quality Architect, CoE DevOps Engineer)
- Contribute to and enhance Security Standards and Procedures for Modern Engineering solutions
- Accountable for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, and maintenance of CI/CD infrastructure. This may include provisioning of AWS instances,
configuring servers, streamlining deployments, scaling out servers
- Monitor and consult on all network, security, and other services to meet the organization's current and future requirements
- Manage current state and future state Modern Engineering tooling including configuration, maintenance, and upgrades
- Implement key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor process health and service metrics
- Facilitate compliance with internal and external audit and regulatory requirements


- 10+ years of broadened software engineering and architecture experience preferred
- 5+ years of demonstrable software engineering and DevOps experience
- Must demonstrate accountability, sound decision making, and analytical thoroughness
- Hands-on experience designing and implementing end-to-end CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Azure DevOps Preferred)
- Hands-on AWS and Azure public cloud experience in a production environment (e.g., network, security, deployment, automation, serverless technologies)
- Hands-on experience with Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code (e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, GCP Deployment
Manager, Azure ARM) and/or
- Hands-on experience to common container and container orchestration solutions (e.g. Docker Enterprise, Kubernetes, AWS ECS)
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. Computer Science or related field preferred
- Certification on AWS and Azure DevOps platforms preferred

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status

* Colorado residents will not be consider for this opportunity

Colorado salary range - $20/hr to $125/hr