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DevOps Coach

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Remote, US Columbus, GA, US, 31999

The Division:  Digital Services
Job Id:  1396

Job Summary

Engages with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to help facilitate DevOps transformation across the enterprise. Helps to increase agile adoption by proactively identifying IT efforts that can be transitioned to agile projects and prepares the infrastructure needed to support the transition. Shares experiences and observations with teams and other enterprise groups to continuously improve performance of the teams, processes and practices.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

• Train and coach development teams in implementing DevSecOps good practices related to developing, securing, deploying, and maintaining software solutions.


• Provide hands-on coaching on DevSecOps best practices and agile engineering/technologies.


• Work with teams to assess DevSecOps maturity. Coach the teams to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.


• Engage in one-on-one coaching to help team members grow their DevSecOps mindset and develop the related technical and process capabilities.


• Work closely with the Development, Security, Infrastructure, Operations and Testing teams to make sure Continuous Security, Infrastructure as a Code, Continuous Testing and Monitoring are integral part of the software development value stream.


• Provide hands-on assistance and guidance of environment setup (dev, test, prod), pipeline automation, and streamlining the standup and scale-out of infrastructure.


• Work with agile and quality coaches to established shared good practices and governance. Support the training, coaching, and rollout of the shared good practices and governance to the enterprise.


• Performs other duties as required


Professional - Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree, Six or more years of related work experience, experience in enabling multiple teams on continuous integration and continuous delivery, hands on experience with automated testing, build and deployment technologies, demonstrated experience of the Three Ways of DevOps - Flow, Feedback and Continuous Learning, Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills

• In-depth understanding of principles, good practices, and strategies of Software Configuration

Management (SCM) in agile environments.


• Experience of maintaining and optimizing automated build and deployment pipelines.


• Expertise in trouble shooting the problems generated while building, deploying and production support.


• Good understanding of creating and managing the various development and build platforms and deployment strategies.


• Must have strong organizational and analytical skills.


• Must have excellent interpersonal skills with both written and verbal communication skills.


• Skilled at communicating with all levels in the organization, including technical engineers and executives.


• Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision when necessary.


• Ability to evaluate and implement new innovations on process improvement and technology


• Understanding of cloud native technologies including development, deployment, security, and system reliability design patterns


• Knowledge of the following agile engineering technologies/approaches:


• XP Practices


• Test Driven Infrastructure




• Continuous Integration/Delivery


• Distributed Security Practices


• Static Analysis


• Good understanding of the DevSecOps ecosystem of tools which includes but not limited to TFS Build and Release, Jenkins, Dockers, AppDynamics, Ansible, Splunk, Veracode, SonarQube, jFrog Artifactory, Gradle, Maven, GNU, Veracode, Greenlight.


• Experience with scripting technologies like Groovy, Powershell, Python, Linux shell script, VB and Java Script



  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments


  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener


  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities


  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages


  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial


  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals


  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds



Nearest Major Market: Eugene