Blackstone Technology Group DevOps Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

DevOps EngineerBlackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting andstaffing firm, is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our client'steam and work as a DIRECT HIRE to our client in Colorado Springs, CO or NewYorOur client is building a team of world-class software engineers tocommercialize big data technology developed within a hedge fund. They are awell-funded spin-off with offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and NewYork City, New York.They are a small crew with big goals, and are in the process of growingtheir core team. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and toinfluence the firm's direction.They believe that a small team of elite developers is far better than an armyof average developers. They only hire the best and reward accordingly.Responsibilities:Maintain build / QA environmentAutomated build / unit-testing harnessPackaging and deployment mechanismsRelease managementWork with developers to specify and extend the QA environmentManage QA environmentCollaborate on architecture of data systemProduction environment managementMonitoring systems (performance data, availability, access logging)Work with developers to identify and address operating-system-related issuesOversee resource utilization (from a computing-resource view and adollar-cost view)Authentication / authorizationIT support for development environmentSupport developers as requiredKeep tabs on other hosted products i.e. (Gmail/web/aha/AWS/etc)Determine and implement changes to development environment as needs evolveSecurity management and oversight for both the development environment and thehosted environmentEnsuring best practices for code management, desktop security tools, andincident responseSecurity architecture for the hosted environmentProcedures and documentation to address client concerns for hosted dataDesired Skills:Self driven, self organized, proactive, highly motivated,personable, and intelligent.10+ years of practical experience in Linux system administration (CentOSpreferred)Operating system configuration / administration skillsScripting skills (e.g bash, perl, or python)Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.Exceptional performance analysis and tuning skills.Configuration automation skills (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt)Interest in learning about and understanding complex software systems.Building / managing monitoring and data-collection frameworks (e.g.Nagios/Zabbix, ELK stack, Collectd, InfluxDB, or similar)AWS or other cloud provider environmentsConcepts and capabilities of cloud platformsManagement and automation toolsSecurity considerationsSecurity architectureSolaris/Illumos system administrationZFS operation / architectureBuild-management / CI frameworksWindows and Mac desktop management skillsObsession with producing quality results.Strong analytical and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.Well-developed sense of urgency.Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, aglobal IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformationsolutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government.Blackstone's global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998.Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver,Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in ITstaffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety ofindustries and sectors.EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities