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National Student Clearinghouse DevOps Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for providing technical and operational expertise for all DevOps tasks within the Clearinghouse, including the creation of monitors/monitoring app for proactive identification of errors, CI/CD build/deploy automation, containerization, and monitoring of current production performance. The incumbent should be comfortable learning, evaluating, and deploying new on premise and cloud-based technologies, and should be able to thrive in an agile, production-facing environment.iThe incumbent will be involved in performing automated deployments and detecting/preventing outages. The ideal candidate should have a passion for staying current with the latest technologies, the newest CI/CD practices, and should be able to implement CI/CD processes according to Clearinghouse standards.How You Contribute:Perform automated deployments for Clearinghouseis various environments while in parallel automating the build, deployment, and release processes in accordance with the Clearinghouseis goals of implementing continuous integration and continuous deployment processes.Install, setup, configure, and maintain the Clearinghouseis build and release management tools.Develop scripts and automation tools that will be used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms.Maximize efficiency within the SDLC through build and deployment automation while aiming for no downtime or outages during deployments to production.Provide guidance and support on how to measure application flows to ensure optimal performance and to identify application errors before they manifest in production.Work to minimize the number of releases that need to be rolled back due to errors in the deployment process and/or in the content of the deployment (such as incorrect libraries, jar/war files, etc.)Demonstrate NSCis competencies, which align with our corporate values.Core Competencies include:iCustomer Focus, Optimizes Work Processes, Collaborates, Communicates Effectively, and Be Open and AuthenticPosition may be required to perform other duties as required.These essential functions are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.What You Bring to the Table:Bacheloris degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or Information Systems, or some equivalent combination of education and experience, including through military service.5 years of relevant experience in IT including at least 3 years of experience working with:Web protocols, Linux/Unix tools and web architecture, and Jenkins or an equivalent CI/CD tool.Release, Build, and Configuration Management or an equivalent number of years of combined development and release management experience.Building automated tools, DevOps solutions, and CI/CD processes via Java, Python and/or Jython scripting.Maven Scripting.Open-Source technologies.1-2 yearsi experience evaluating, configuring, and integrating cloud-based services and tools.Relevant experience with the following:Build automation tools and source code control management tools such as Subversion or GitHub.Working with and defining code branching, build, deployment automation, and deployment strategies for diverse systems.Best practices, processes, and tools required to support a successful Continuous Integration System.Proficient in deploying releases and builds within an Agile environment and familiarity with Agile software development practices.Excellent communication skills.Live within a commutable distance of Herndon, VA.Additional Desired Requirements:Experience in automating deployments across an entire technology stack.Proficiency with training QA and production support staff to perform automated deployments.Proficiency with configuring, deploying, and versioning major and minor WebLogic and/or Tomcat builds.Configuring, deploying and versionin