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The Lead DevOps Database Engineer position is a member of the Database and Middleware Platform Optimization team and is responsible for designing and developing automation frameworks and mentoring a team of DevOps engineers. This hands-on technical role requires expertise with DevOps systems. The Engineer plays an integral role in building knowledge within the team and developing standards for continuous integration and continuous deployment frameworks. The Engineer guides the strategic automation initiative for organizational and process improvements. The Engineer engages closely with Global Infrastructure, Architecture, Oracle Database Administration, Oracle Engineered Systems Administration, Cloud Operations and Linux Administration teams
The Engineer will lead the design of configuration management driven systems, execute life-cycle service models, and ensure integration with other systems. The role will utilize ITIL practices to support new and existing line of business database deployments. All project and support tasks must be completed consistent with Company goals, industry best practices and regulatory requirements while ensuring data protection and security in highly visible, mission critical environments.
Strategy & Planning
Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for automation of secure, scalable and repeatable database and infrastructure maintenance activities.
Perform analysis of the organization's business needs, translate business requirements into use cases, design and implementation services for automating system delivery.
Maintain technical roadmaps and identify plans to address key milestones in the lifecycle of a platform.
Provide technical leadership and vision for the development of automation standards.
Identify open source tools, languages, and technologies for accelerating system delivery by leveraging automation and infrastructure orchestration techniques.
Design, deploy and maintain Automation and Configuration management tools.
Analyze new emerging technologies in the Automation and Configuration Management space and translate functionality of the new technology into an effective IT vision and strategy.
Keep up-to-date on business trends and the latest technology innovations to forecast solutions, and anticipate emerging business changes.
Collaborate with other technologists across the enterprise to assess current capabilities and bridge the gaps with legacy and future systems.
Identify opportunities and pursue innovative solutions that create or add value (lean, cost reduction, process improvement, competitive advantage, new capability) for the business.
Acquisition & Deployment
Conduct research, analysis and make recommendations on automation and orchestration products, services, protocols and standards.
Review project requests describing automation and orchestration to estimate time and cost required to successfully accomplish the project.
Lead cross-functional contributors, with responsibility for major deliverables, in the deployments of new IT database solutions.
Identify and utilize orchestration technologies to automate software provisioning, configuration management, and database-deployment enabling infrastructure as code.
Engage in the planning, design and development tasks with focus on simplification, automation and optimization of processes.
Meet with clients, peers and decision makers to define business requirements and system goals to identify and resolve business systems issues
Assist in the discovery, investigation and resolution of build and deployment problems as required.
Provide guidance and high-level support to database operational teams.
Operationalize and automate routines for database administrators to facilitate best practices.
Collaborate and support database operational teams throughout project lifecycles.
Mentor and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.
Research and recommend new technologies, including tools, components, and frameworks.
Provide project task management and reporting as necessary.
Prepare presentations for management, business users, and peer groups as requested.
Assist with various projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
Engage in Proof of Concept (POC) in evaluating new technologies and present findings to Management.
Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
Assist with Change Management preparations and implementations, providing technical subject matter expertise.
Minimal travel as required.
Work outside the standard office 7.5 hours workday as required.
Formal Education & Certification
Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
Knowledge & Experience
8+ years IT experience.
5 years of hands-on Linux scripting and administration
2+ years demonstrated experience building automations using DevOps tools.
Excellent understanding of automation and deployment tools (Ansible, Artifactory, Jenkins, Terraform, GIT or similar).
Experience with Build, Test, Deploy, Run, Monitor, Manage and Notify DevOps toolchains.
Knowledge of Infrastructure platforms (compute, network and storage).
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
Project management experience
Experience with Red Hat or Oracle Enterprise Linux operating systems.
Experience with cloud platforms (private, public or hybrid).
Experience implementing ITIL-based service catalog for databases.
Knowledge & Experience Preferred but not required
Experience with PostgreSQL or other open source database technologies.
Experience with software development.
Knowledge of ITSM policies and procedures.
Knowledge of WebLogic, Apache, Nginx web servers or middleware applications.
Excellent verbal and written communications.
Highly responsive and alert to new learning opportunities, growth and development of technical, interpersonal and business skills; able to recognize and address areas needing improvement.
Motivated and competent to develop objectives and timelines to accomplish goals.
Attentive to detail with focus on accurate and timely results.
Well organized and able to prioritize tasks, responding effectively to competing need and ability to manage multiple and changing priorities.
Attentive and reactive to customer needs and concerns.
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Excellent customer service orientation.
Strong individual contributor and team player among peers, management, clients and vendors.
Flexible and able to adapt to change and embrace it.
The annual salary for this position is between $100,000-120,000 depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate.
A general description of benefits can be found .
This position is also eligible for (bonus) (Commissions) (long-term incentive compensation awards) based on performance and subject to the terms of the Company's applicable plans.
The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.
Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.
As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.
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Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.