Lead DevOps Architect

at NLeague Service Inc
Published July 20, 2022
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  


DevOps Engineering Lead / Remote

Location: Denver, Colorado 80203

Duration: 10+ Months

Client: CO CDHS



This is a “hands-on” technical position; You will be doing advising and management as well as hands-on keyboard DevOps work as needed on a regular basis.

Engineering Leadership

  • Champion modern software practices on topics such as DevSecOps, agile project management, continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), security, testing, and automation.
  • Advocate for users with accessibility needs. Champion accessibility to internal and external stakeholders, with knowledge of the best tools and methods to be used when accessibility testing.
  • Provide clear communication and counsel to a variety of stakeholders, from policymakers to technical subject matter experts.
  • Build trust with agency partners by doing the work alongside them.
  • Establish a version one of a process or tool implementation to improve engineering quality to demonstrate best practices.
  • Evaluate emerging technology proposals, either at the inception policy phase, scoping and strategy phase, or acquisition procurement phase.


  • Write code, unit tests, scripts based on user stories, in a version-controlled environment.
  • Pair with junior developers to help them develop clean and accessible code that meets the needs of end-users.
  • Review pull requests and code from state and vendor developers.
  • Contribute to open source code bases and represent the state to open source developers on relevant projects.



  • Skilled with web and mobile technologies and frameworks
  • Experience with data processes in a Python and Linux ecosystem, including ingest, transformation, and analytics
  • Experience and familiarity managing and deploying code to cloud computing environments such as
    • Google Maps
    • Google Analytics
    • Cloud Functions
    • PubSub
    • BigQuery, CloudSQL
    • Amazon Linux on EC2
    • AWS Lambda functions
    • API Gateway, Cloudfront
    • Programmatic infrastructure configuration tools such as Terraform
    • AWS Secrets Manager
    • Step Functions
    • Google APIs and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) experience
    • AWS
  • Experience with DevOps and agile development platforms (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jira, etc.)
  • Containerization systems such as Docker
  • Should be proficient in working with Git code repositories and familiar with managing agile development practices using platforms such as Azure DevOps.


  • Has “ T-shaped skills ” that can broadly speak to all phases of modern software delivery practice.
  • Strong, empathetic communication, and leadership skills.
  • Strong systems thinking approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrates expertise in multiple areas of engineering (ex. Agile development, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Version Control, Testing, Automation, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and able to effectively manage time and tasks.
  • Ability to solve complex problems, participate in continuous improvement, and adapt to the ideas of others.
  • Strong creative adaptability to solve engineering challenges
  • Can thrive in low maturity product software engineering environments.
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus.


Work Experience:

  • At least five years of experience applying engineering best practices in complex environments.
  • Passion for using Technology in the Public Interest Technology to improve community programs and initiatives.
  • Previous work on collaborative cross-functional product teams
  • Shipping products to end-users frequently and iteratively
  • Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams across the product delivery lifecycle using modern software development practices such as Agile or Lean
  • Coaching or teaching others in modern software development practices.
  • Cloud first / cloud-native technology implementations
  • Development and consumption of RESTful APIs
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