DevOps Engineer

Alpha Data

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted
Ref: QP591-11

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Maintaining and Administering OpenShift platforms environment.
• Manage cluster components, Manage machines, Manage container registries, Manage users and groups, Manage authentication, Manage Ingress, API server, and service certificates, Manage networking, Manage storage, Manage Operators, Resource quotas, Prune and reclaim resources, Monitor the cluster
• Managing installation, upgrade, and role-based access control (RBAC) of Operators in a cluster,
• Troubleshooting OpenShift Platform components
• Troubleshooting and Log Analysis on of Kibana and ELK: Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana
• HashiCorp Vault Platform knowledge and administration
• Respond to system and application failures promptly to bring applications and services back online.
• Understanding of OCP playbook to trigger implementation of new cluster, new node
• Monitor the underlying infrastructure, forecast and ensure the capacity availability
• Build and Contribute the OCP standardization document spanning across the development, design, coding, implementation and security compliance
• Manage the complete cluster health check, report weekly and monthly with RedHat Technical Account manager for any actions and improvement needed
• Manage the ELK(Kibana) for logging and troubleshooting
• Manage Prometheus and Appdynamics as part of continuous monitoring , Implement and manage the existing and new microservices with appdynamics agents
• Manage integration of Twistlock and its vulnerability report, working closely with Security team.
• Work Closely with DevOps teams for creation of new projects as per journey needs and for oneclick JIRA production deployment
• Build and ensure Blue green deployment for microservices, along side DevOps team
• Manage and validate any New integrations and manage existing (Smartconnect, Filenet, BPM, ESB) with and from OCP
• Manage the server level compliance, Antivirus, Patches , working with infra team.
• Good knowledge of migration to cloud – AKS, ARO, OCP on AWS and multi cloud management with implementation of new apps on cloud and on-premise
• Follow-up with service teams/vendors for support issues and respond quickly to service tickets in a timely manner
• Participated within an Agile/Scrum team, extensive hands on experience with quality assurance methods.
• Create and maintain documentation to support the testing, installation, operations and maintenance of assigned systems and applications.
• Support business Users to translate business requirements to Vendors (in technical steps) and vice-versa
• Closely monitor the incidents tickets and problem tickets and close them before the breach of SLA.
• Provide periodic reports and monthly updates on the ongoing initiatives to department head.
• Facilitate and UAT of projects, CRs by adhering to Quality control policies and guidelines.
• Support “go-live’ and post ‘go-live’ activities for projects and any releases to production.
• Ensure business continuity by conducting periodic system health check, DR rehearsal, security updates, technology updates, backups, hardware maintenance, software maintenance, license maintenance, and technical design improvement to assigned systems
• Attend all the team meetings, one to one meetings to have a high level of communication culture.
• Timely response to email, tasks assigned and diligent follow-up with various stakeholders.
• Deep Knowledge of OpenShift Platform
• Strong experience in managing of OpenShift’s Master/Infra & worker nodes. OpenShift Container Platform architecture, Kubernetes and Docker Images, Docker Registry, Docker Files, Docker Compose, Docker Containers
• OpenShift Container Platform architecture, Kubernetes and Docker Images, Docker Registry, Docker Files, Docker Compose, Docker Containers
• Operator Lifecycle Manager, OLM controls the installation, upgrade, and role-based access control (RBAC) of Operators in a cluster knowledge
• Deployments, DeploymentConfigs, ReplicationControllers, ReplicaSets, Comparing Deployments and DeploymentConfigs, DeploymentConfigs-specific features, Deployments- specific features knowledge
• Installation, Setup, Initial Configuration, Configuration Management, and Server Maintenance, Security and AD/LDAP Integration, Cluster installer activities, Installing the OpenShift Ansible Broker, OpenShift Ansible Broker configuration options
• Deep Knowledge of Kibana and ELK: Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana
• Elasticsearch; Index, Shards, Node, Cluster, Scale Up/Out, Configuring & Deploying, Backup, Snapshot and Restore, High Availability, Repository, Snapshot, and Restore, Production Monitoring, Alerting , JVM, Diagnosing Problems
• Logstash; Configuration, Inputs, Filters, and Outputs, Installation and configuration, Backup and restore, Cluster and availability
• Kibana; Time Picker, Search, and Filters, Kibana Discover, Visualization, and Dashboard Interfaces, Installation and configuration, Backup and restore, Cluster and availability
• HashiCorp Vault Platform knowledge
• Secret Engines, Static Secrets, Cubbyhole Secret Engine, Dynamic Secrets, Encryption as a Service, Transit Secrets Engine
• Vault Operations, Vault Policies, Commands (CLI)
• Vault Deployment, Vault Cluster Deployment, Installing Vault, Configure system, Configure Consul, Configure Vault, Vault Agent. Installation, Setup, Initial Configuration, Configuration Management, and Server Maintenance, Security and AD/LDAP Integration
• Troubleshooting HashiCorp Vault

Requirements

Mandatory Certified in one or more of following
• OCP 3.x/4.x Administrator
• Azure RedHat Openshift (ARO)/AKS/OCP on AWS.
• Good knowledge of migration to cloud – AKS, ARO, OCP on AWS and multi cloud management with implementation of new apps on cloud and on-premise
• Expertise in setting up project specific environment on Linux/Unix platform that involves CM branching, merging, labelling, Baseline and development work areas
• Comprehensive experience in the design and implementation of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery and DevOps Operations for Agile projects.
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work directly with customers and partners.
• Expertise with container-based platforms (Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes, Jenkins).
• Strong experience in scripting language (Bash Script, Ruby, Paython) to support & develop pipeline.
• Experience automating deployments with modern configuration and deployment management systems (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, etc.)
• Experience in End to End DevOps pipeline Skills preferably with Openshift and Kubernetes.
• Deployment strategies and the coordination of architecture changes for rapidly evolving project.
• Experience in building cloud/ On-premises applications, application development or micro-services and familiarity with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
• Monitoring (APM) technologies like AppDynamics, Grafana
• Experience with CI/CD and their pipelines.
• Experience with integration Git with OpenShift.
• Experienced in Subversion, GitLab, Ant, Maven, Jenkins, Puppet, Tomcat.

Previous experience:
• Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
• 4+ Years’ of experience in support and administration of OpenShift Platform, Candidate experienced in Banking / Financial industry will be preferred.

About the Company

Alpha Data, is the leading system integrator with over 30 years track record. Founded in 1981, Alpha Data has grown from two employees to a 700-strong workforce building ICT infrastructure solutions for thousands of organizations.

Alpha Data works with its clients though a combination of deep-level business and technical expertise, an extensive knowledge of today’s technologies, and a mature, highly capable delivery and services infrastructure. Alpha Data’s offerings help our customers improve processes, reduce data centre and infrastructure costs, manage risk and governance and enhance top-line revenue. Our business approach is based on establishing long-term partnerships that encourage success through mutual benefit.

Alpha Data has established strong industry ties, with the highest level of accreditation achieved with HP, Microsoft, Avaya, Cisco, Belden and Juniper in addition to an eco-system of complementary vendors. This enables Alpha Data to deliver a breadth of best-of-breed solutions to its customers through our teams of pre-sales, post sales, project implementation and support experts. Alpha Data has won the Systems Integrator of the Year Award at two of the region’s leading technology awards - CPI’s Reseller Middle East Partner Excellence Awards and ITP’s Network Middle East Innovation Awards, respectively and has always maintained a top position in the list of system integrators in UAE.

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