Configuration DevOps Engineer

3+ months agoKansas City, MO


Kforce is looking a Configuration DevOps Engineer in Kansas City, MO.Summary:You who will work closely with architects, infrastructure, application development and cloud delivery teams to develop and maintain automation that support infrastructure and application teams. This position uses state of the art tools, languages, coding standards and best practices to develop new features and capabilities. They will be challenged to continuously improve automation and configuration management capabilities through innovation and best practices. Day to Day responsibilities will include the following.Essential Duties:

  • Develop configuration management platform (using Chef) responsible for managing state of configuration that is highly available, and fault tolerant on Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Automate periodic checks of configuration state and detect/correct configuration drift of Windows and Linux based Cloud and On-Prem virtual servers
  • Design/Implement Chef cookbooks and reporting solutions using software test-driven development methodology
  • Implement Architecture and Security standards through automation to ensure compliance to approved design patterns and security posture
  • Serve as a thought leader incorporating DevOps practices for automation of application installation, code deployment, configuration, and ongoing support tasks
  • Participate in designing and developing continuous automation solutions and improvements


  • Five+ Years' experience in languages and infrastructure such as Ruby, Terraform, Go, Python, C, C++, and scripting
  • Experience in object-oriented software design and development
  • Azure (Preferred), AWS or GCP
  • Cloud orchestration and automation
  • Familiar with build and deployment automation
  • Comfortable programing against an API
  • Implementing Pipelines for infrastructure automation
  • Familiarity with DevOps tooling like GitHub, Git, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Ansible
  • Familiarity with Operating Systems such as Linux and Windows
  • Familiarity with Agile product development methodologies
  • Hands on familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform preferred)
  • Must have an automate-first and automate everything attitude
  • Experience with configuration management and automation platforms (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Packer)
  • Strong scripting skills (Powershell and Python preferred)
  • Experience working with a CI/CD environment (Jenkins preferred)
  • Experience managing infrastructure/software development projects using a project management methodology
  • Experience managing and automating deployments for complex applications deployed to AWS or Azure cloud environments
  • Comfortable with scripting, preferably in Bash, Ruby, and/or Python
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."