• DevOps Architect - Infrastructure Automation

    Job Location(s) US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2020 3:30 PM)
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    Technology Experts - Architect
  • Overview



    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    About Our DevOps Practice

     The Perficient Custom Development and DevOps Business unit is made of up cross skill devops engineers across the country focusing both on core development and next generation enabling technologies and solutions. Our team provides strategic consulting, security assessments, cloud readiness, tool adoption, and deep skill support to our clients across the country.


    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Technical Architect as a remote employee.


    Job Overview:

    As a Technical Architect, you will provide best-fit architectural solutions for one or more projects; you will assist in defining scope and sizing of work; and anchor Proof of Concept developments. You will provide solution architecture for the business problem, platform integration with third party services, designing and developing complex features for clients' business needs.


    The Technical Architect will provide technology direction, ensures project implementation compliance, and utilizes technology research to innovate, integrate, and manage technology solutions.  You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients' business needs.


    This role is considered part of the Business Unit Leadership team and may mentor Junior Architects, Consultants, and/or development team members.



    • Demonstrate strong DevOps skills, ideally combined with experience around CI/CD pipelines and/or infrastructure as code
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Agile methodologies and continuous delivery processes and tools such as Jenkins, JIRA, Chef, etc. etc.
    • Participate in technical planning & requirements gathering phases including design, code, test, troubleshoot, and document engineering software applications
    •  Ensuring that technical software development process is followed on the project, familiar with industry best practices for software development and deployment
    • Manage infrastructure as code tools and processes for infrastructure targeted for on-premise and cloud environments
    • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and work with team members of various experience level.
    • Manages schedule, key project milestones and escalations (if required) within a project timeline
    • Must be a highly motivated, quality driven DevOps lead for the team. While strategic thinking and coordination are important elements of this role, this individual will be required to take a very hands-on role 
    • Manage and drive end-to-end process design, improvements, and automation 
    • Ability to help build high performing teams and motivate people, instill accountability, and achieve results in a rapidly changing environment
    • Demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communications skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and influence outcomes beyond direct areas of ownership
    • Has a positive, enthusiastic attitude and the ambition to tackle challenging issues
    • Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with internal and external groups; can be both direct and diplomatic
    • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration
    • Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
    • Measure and monitor progress to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and with great quality
    • Communicate plans, status, and issues within Engineering and to Leadership teams.



    • Minimum 10 years of programming experience with Java, Groovy, Bash, Python, Ruby, React, and/or equivalent 
    • At least 5 years of experience in technology consulting, enterprise and solutions architecture and architectural frameworks
    • Experience with VMWare’s vRealizeAutomation / Orchestrator products
    • At least 5 years of experience with the infrastructure as code (Chef, Ansible, CloudFormation, Terraform, etc.)
    • At least 5 years of experience with the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (Git, Jenkins (declarative pipelines), Bamboo, Docker, etc.)
    • Experience with both Windows and Unix platforms
    • Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural stand point
    • Experience in complete project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects
    • Knowledge and experience in developing software using agile methodologies
    • Proven track record of technical leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes
    • Skilled in building relationships with clients and in practice development activities
    • Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large consulting projects
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Must be open to travel

    Preferred Skills and Education:

    • Experience working with a globally distributed team
    • Master’s degree or equivalent experince in Computer Science or related field
    • Certification in Chef, Jenkins, Atlassian, Cloud, VMware and/or similar
    • Experience with authoring, editing and presenting technical documents

    Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


    More About Perficient


    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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