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DevOps Manager II

Apex Systems Chicago Full-Time
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DevOps Manager II – Permanent Position

Location - 300 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 600, Chicago IL 60606

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The DevOps Manager II will lead a team of engineers in working with other groups in the company to establish DevOps oriented software development processes, set and drive automation goals, and help shape our future IT

Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role  

  • Grow and lead a team of DevOps engineers to work with other groups to implement DevOps-centric processes,
    tooling, and best practices.
  • Recognize process and knowledge gaps and act to reduce them.
  • Coordinate closely with the architecture group to design, implement, maintain, and own cross-team tools and
  • Develop and maintain performance goals for the team.

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients 

  •  5-7  years professional experience
  • In-depth configuration management experience at all levels, preferably with Chef or Saltstack. 
  • Heavy CI/CD pipeline implementation experience, ideally with Jenkins, Bamboo, or equivalent.   Jenkins 2.0, Pipeline, and Groovy is a plus.
  • Ability to guide their team and others in helping to plan, map, and implement existing processes into maintainable pipeline code.
  • Deep experience with VMware. Bonus points for implementation experience with cloud solutions such as AWS or Azure.
  • Deep experience in heterogeneous environments that include Windows, Solaris, GNU/Linux, and OSX systems and servers.
  • Must have solid CLI skills and experience.
  • In-depth Docker experience is highly desired. Candidate will be helping drive the implementation and
    administration for our next-generation container orchestration platform
  • Knowledge and experience planning, implementing, and supporting basic network services. Extra
    points for experience implementing software-based load balancing solutions using Nginx or haproxy.
  • Able to work independently with an understanding of company objectives while adhering to the spirit of best practices.
  • Functions as an inspirational leader and have the willingness and capacity to mentor others.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178

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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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