Job Description

Reference # : 21-01519Title : Chef Ansible Developer
Location : Irving, TX
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 10/22/2021 / 02/21/2023
Our client, a leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. They provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


***Looking for resources with good development experience and good systems engineering knowledge who can, not only build excellent automatons but also if needed go really deep and understand and troubleshoot application issues in production.***

To be the technical subject matter expert for CHEF, automation and CI/CD in a new Infrastructure tooling and transformation team that will be responsible for identifying and implementing new tools and standards along with improving/standardizing the existing tools and processes followed by IT Infrastructure Systems and Tooling Engineering Teams. Contribute significantly in defining the standard development tools and processes used by infrastructure operations teams and ensuring the same are consistently used by the sector infrastructure development teams across the globe while meeting business and country specific requirements as appropriate.

Must Have Requirements:
2-3+ years' hand on experience and expert level understanding of Chef across Unix and Wintel platforms.
• 1-2+ years' hand on experience and expert level understanding of Ansible across Unix and Wintel platforms
• 3-5 years as expert software design and application development knowledge in Python, Ruby or any Object Oriented language
• 3-5 years practical experience of Agile and in depth understanding of its principles, KANBAN.
• Platform automation hands on experience

Preferred Skills:
• 1-3 years' experience with CI/CD based development.
• 1-3 years' experience of Design, System Tuning & Performance Improvements on distributed systems.
• 5+ years' experience supporting/developing on Red Hat LINUX
• Must be able to structure, plan and execute strategic initiatives with the right project discipline
• Ability to work effectively with virtual and remote teams
• Excellent troubleshooting and problem management skills in a high pressure environment. .
• Very strong written, spoken and presentation communication skills
• Commitment to quality, attention to detail, and continuous improvement.
• Focus on delivery and execution; able to focus on details while seeing big picture
• Experience and ease in interfacing with Senior Management and technical support teams
• Ability to organize and manage many varying priorities.
Elastic Search / ELK

• To ensure development excellence in the way we solution, provision, instrument, manage and continuously improve the IT development and operations of Major Global Bank's Technology Infrastructure services.
• To provide technical leadership around building a Chef based automation framework that facilitates efficiencies around infrastructure operations.
• To help build standards around CI/CD and dev ops processes and use them actively to deliver business relevant solutions and automations for the CTI teams.
• To have in depth understanding of Architecture and Design principles around Docker, containers, Object oriented programming and Agile Development and use the same to build frameworks with standards and guidelines.
• To be accountable for vetting the correctness of the build architecture solution of new projects
• To mentor technical resources for them to be able to adopt Chef based automation in their respective teams
• To drive continuous improvement and facilitate adoption of relevant infrastructure tools as per currently established standards.
• To understand the current environment and processes being followed in Operations Team.
• To help identify automation and improvement opportunities and quickly implement them with quality.
• To understand and promote adoption of standards to ensure consistency and efficiency across the organization
• To identify processes/procedures that are not congruent with organization/industry standards & suggest improvements
• To identify and carry out any ad hoc office/operations tasks with the goal of improving IT development and operations.

Performance Measures
• Timely development and completion automation initiatives ( Cycle time )
• Quality of output, Conforms to best practices and processes. Is thoroughly tested and defter free.
• Identifying and developing Infrastructure Operation relevant automations
• Stability of the infrastructure & risk-minimization initiatives
• Identification of the architectural/design of relevant infrastructure automation frameworks and solutions.
• Promote highly scalable architecture standards
• Project timelines – for special projects undertaken
Project Management: Foundation
Technical Knowledge: Expert
Processes / Procedures: Advanced
Customer and Industry Knowledge: Foundation
Commercial And Financial Acumen: Foundation
Risk Management: Proficient

Leadership and Professional
Team (People) Leadership: Foundation
Personal Agility/Continuous improvement: Proficient
Execution Excellence: Advanced
Managing Innovation: Proficient
Change Management: Proficient
Strategic Orientation: Proficient
Stakeholder Management: Proficient
Client Centricity: Proficient
Effective Communication: Proficient
Problem Solving and Decision Making: Advanced

Education / Certifications
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or other equivalent qualifications


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