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IT Information Tech - Engineer II-Dev Ops ( 100% Virtual)

4005 Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212, USA ● Virtual Req #166
Monday, March 25, 2024
Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. 
  • As Kinetic, Windstream offers bundled services, including premium broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers through an enhanced fiber network.
  • Windstream Enterprise is a leading managed services provider providing strategic communications and security products to mid-size businesses and enterprise clients. 
  • Windstream Wholesale provides high-capacity, high-performance networking solutions and services to other telecom carriers, data centers, content providers and enterprises. 
The Windstream team provides innovative software and network solutions to connect people and empower business in a world of infinite possibilities!

Key Responsibilities:

·         Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant Kubernetes clusters.

·         Kubernetes core concepts, Deployment, ReplicaSet, DaemonSet, Statefulsets, Jobs.

·         Kubernetes network policies for internal firewall (cilium)

·         Ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructures to provide maximum performance for users.

·         Develop and maintain automation workflows for deployment and maintenance tasks.

·         Monitor, Troubleshoot, and resolve issues within the Kubernetes environment.

·         Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines for deployment within Kubernetes.

·         Ensure security best practices are followed and implemented within the Kubernetes clusters.

·         Collaborate with development teams to facilitate containerization and microservice deployment.

·         Document all procedures and workflows related to the Kubernetes environment.

·         Stay current with new technologies and best practices related to container orchestration.

·         Managing Kubernetes secrets

·         Ingress Controllers (Nginx, Istio etc) and cloud native load balancers

·         Managing Kubernetes storages (PV, PVC, Storage Classes, Provisioners)

·         Kubernetes Networking (Services, Endpoints, DNS, Load Balancers)

·         Managing resource quotas

Essential Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Equivalent Experience.

·         Proficient understanding of containerization (Docker) and Kubernetes orchestration.

·         Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and Kubernetes deployment within these environments.

·         Experience with Azure could infrastructure (AKS, Application Gateway, Load Balancers, Linux VMs)

·         Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix administration.

·         Knowledge of networking, storage, and security best practices in a Kubernetes context.

·         Experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or an equivalent. A working understanding of continuous integration technologies (such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Maven, Gradle, Gerrit, Git, etc) and other DevOps tools and best practices.

·         Ability to write scripts in languages such as Bash, Python, or Perl, API development including REST/ JSON, and orchestration, messaging, and stream processing technologies such as RabbitMQ and Kafka

·         Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools that can integrate with Kubernetes like Grafana, Prometheus, Rancher, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana

Desirable Qualifications:

·         Kubernetes Administrator Certification (CKA) is highly advantageous.

·         Understanding of microservices architecture and associated design patterns.

·         Experience with Azure Git Repos and Azure Devops.

Minimum Requirements: College degree in a Technical or related field and 3-5 years professional level experience with 0-1 year supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or 7+ years professional level related Technical experience with 0-1 year supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.

Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience The starting compensation range for this job is 88,500 to 120,800

Physical Tasks- Standing Occasionally: 0-33% | Walking Occasionally: 0-33% |Sitting Continuously: 67-100% | Bending: Occasionally: 0-33% | Crouching: Occasionally: 0-33% | Pushing-Pulling: Occasionally: 0-33% | Carrying: Occasional: 0-33% | Reaching Above Head: Occasionally: 0-33% | Lifting-Lowering >1-15 lbs: Occasionally: 0-33% | Repetitive Hand Action: Medium Dexterity: Continuously: 67-100% | Fine Manipulating: frequently: 34% - 66%

Audio Visual Needs - Hearing: Continuously: 67-100%| Near Vision: Continuously: 67-100% | Far Vision: Occasionally: 0-33% | Peripheral Vision: Occasionally: 0-33%

Equipment Used in Job Performance: Computer, Printer, Telephone, Basic Office Supplies, Copier

Our Benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Health & Flexible Savings Account
  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance
Windstream CIB Statement:
Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. Windstream cultivates a workplace culture where innovation and belonging are the cornerstones of our success. We are dedicated to empowering every member of our team to contribute their unique talents and perspectives, fostering an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. Together, we strive to build a more welcoming and connected future, both within our organization and in the broader community we serve.
Our Employee Resource Groups:
  • WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group
  • WOW – Women Employee Resource Group
  • WINPRIDE – LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
  • WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group
  • WARG – Ability Resource Group
  • LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group
Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience.

Other details

  • Job Family IT
  • Job Function Systems/Architecture
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 4005 Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212, USA
  • Virtual