Azure DevOps Administrator in Austin, TX at Windstream

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 7 years
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Job Description

Job ID:19003858

Windstream is looking for an experienced and driven Azure DevOps Administrator to support Windstream’s Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) tooling/processes, environments and infrastructure. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate ability to work seamlessly across functional areas.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Windstream IT customer use of tooling capabilities (Azure Pipelines and related configuration management build/release activities, Azure Boards, Azure Repos, Azure Artifacts and Test Plans)
  • Provide administrative support for Windstream's application teams through configuring build agents and team projects, troubleshooting user issues and advising on CI/CD capabilities
  • Evaluate, provide recommendations, and enhance the existing TFS & Azure DevOps architecture, configuration, procedures and processes to provide a more robust, dependable, efficient and flexible system
  • Monitor, maintain health of TFS & Azure DevOps infrastructure (i.e. App Servers, Build Servers, Test Servers and certain aspects of SQL Server)
  • Implement automated processes to support streamlining of engineering/administrative duties using PowerShell against TFS/Azure DevOps APIs
  • Support on resolving issues with underlying virtual infrastructure, TFS & Azure DevOps platforms and application functionality taking into considering infrastructure dependencies
  • Perform and document updates and configuration of the platforms
  • Coordinate support for hardware, OS, Networking and databases where applicable
  • Ensure tools/environments are leveraging security configuration correctly. Proactively govern security and enforce policies

Candidate Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of application development configuration management processes (repos/build/release)
  • Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting skills for supporting multi-tiered architecture (i.e. client tier, an application tier, and a data tier)
  • Intermediate PowerShell scripting capabilities
  • Working knowledge of Azure Dev Ops , TFS/VSTS
  • Knowledge of container technologies (such as Docker, Rkt, LXC, LXD), and microservice/container platforms (such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm) and cloud architecture.
  • Knowledge of Windows Server administration and Active Directory (2012+)
  • Intermediate skills with XML, JSON, REST OData
  • Working knowledge of the .Net framework and supporting technologies
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server administration (SQL Server 2012+)
  • Working knowledge and interaction of IIS administration (V 7+)
  • Intermediate understanding of Network administration, Load Balancing, Firewall rules, and other technologies associated with managing production systems
  • Good analytical skills; the ability to prioritize projects; good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative teamwork skills are a must.
  • MUST be self-motivated and able to lead and drive development with minimal direction from management/ leadership.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:  

College degree in a Technical or related field and 5-7 years professional level experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or 9 years professional level related Technical experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.