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Vistex, Inc. Lead DevOps Engineer in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Vistex is an SAP software solutions extensions partner serving businesses of all sizes worldwide across a spectrum of industries by managing their master data, contracts, pricing, rebates and incentive programs. Our solutions provide unprecedented visibility into the breadth and depth of go-to-market programs and enable businesses with insightful information that drive revenue, control costs and increase margins. Our deep industry expertise coupled with in-house implementation, delivery and training services makes Vistex a full solutions resource and consultancy.

The Lead DevOps Engineer is responsible for the company’s internal and customer-facing applications and works closely with Software Development and Information Technology to provision, configure, maintain, and monitor systems and applications. Frequently the DevOps Engineer will be asked to provision and manage infrastructure, including containers. The DevOps Engineer is responsible for establishing and maintaining build and release tools and processes using PowerShell and Azure DevOps Release Management. The DevOps Engineer is responsible for the availability of production applications. The DevOps Engineer has a strong working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems, web administration, database administration, and performance and health monitoring tools. The DevOps Engineer has familiarity with managing IP addresses, Domains, DNS entries, NAT entries, Firewall rules and SSL certificates.

  • Work closely with infrastructure, application, and service architects on making the Vistex GTMS solution viable for multiple deployment scenarios

  • Manage a team of DevOps engineers as they work to deploy and maintain the Vistex GTMS solution in one or more of the major hyperscale clouds

  • Grow the skills of less senior team members through cross-training and appropriate task assignments

  • Work closely with Software Development and Information Technology on

  • system provisioning and configuration

  • orchestrating containers using Kubernetes

  • ongoing release and deployment of applications and services

  • production application reliability and performance

  • Provision and configure infrastructure using tools such as OpenStack UI/CLI/API and Ansible

  • Establish and maintain release pipelines and processes using Azure DevOps Release Management, PowerShell, and Bash

  • Provide database administration including replication, log shipping, performance tuning, backup and maintenance; database engines include MongoDB and SAP HANA DB

  • Maintain application and services log aggregation and monitoring tools such as Stack and Pingdom

  • Develop task automation scripts using scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash and Python

  • Maintain system and support procedure documentation

  • Act as a technical advisor to peers and personnel from other departments

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical college degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience, or a relevant combination of education and experience.

  • Applicable industry certifications a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years in a Software Development, DevOps Engineering, or Information Technology role

  • Minimum of 5 years working in a medium to large web development and hosting environment

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in database administration

  • Demonstrated skills using Linux operating systems

  • Experience with source control repositories such as Git, TFSVC, or SVN

  • Experience managing IP addresses, Domains, DNS entries, NAT entries, Firewall rules and SSL certificates

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure providers such as Google Cloud Platform, Azure, and AWS

  • Experience with single sign-on, including SAML and OData

  • Experience with production change control and release processes

  • Basic understanding of server provisioning automation in VMWare

  • Basic understanding of server maintenance and health

  • Basic understanding of networking engineering concepts

  • Excellent time and priority management abilities

  • Very strong problem solving/analytical abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and listening, across several disciplines and organizational levels

  • Sound technical to business understanding

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision

Essential Job Skills:

  • DevOps Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Infrastructure as Code IaC

  • Web administration

  • Database administration

  • Linux and Windows operating system administration

  • Team player with a positive and encouraging demeanor

  • Able to thrive in a small business atmosphere

  • Ability to participate across various teams, cultures, geographies and time zones

  • Able to work outside of normal business hours without prior notice in case of very high priority issue

  • Ability to quickly switch focus to other tasks

  • Innovative problem solving & analysis

About us: The Vistex platform helps businesses finally get control of all their different promotions, rebates, SPAs, discounts, and other incentives. With so many programs across so many partner relationships, it can be impossible to see where all the money is going, let alone how much difference it’s actually making to revenue. With Vistex, business leaders can see the numbers, see what really works, and see what to do next – so they can make sure every dollar they spend really is driving more growth, not just more costs. It’s why global enterprises ranging from Coca-Cola to Sony to Grainger rely on Vistex every day. Vistex | Now it all adds up.™

ID: 2020-1658

Street: 2300 Barrington Road, 7th floor

Telecommute: Yes