Lead Puppet Engineer / SME
RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce Inc. is seeking a full-time Lead Puppet Engineer/SME to remotely support our enterprise technology client based in Austin TX. This need is being driven by a desire to migrate from the Enterprise version to Open Source version of the Puppet configuration management tool. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES In this role, the Lead Puppet Engineer/SME will serve as project and technical lead to provide technical leadership, project guidance, and business development Design, architect, and implement system architecture and automation solutions Implement, maintain within Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery environments Author and update internal and external documentation Conduct Governance meetings to share ideas, findings and status The Lead Puppet Engineer/SME will define and drive end-to-end migration of Puppet Enterprise to Puppet Open Source Advise business and technology delivery leadership on migration strategy, risk analysis and timeline Participate in customer's workshops and provide presentations of the proposed solution Act as a subject matter expert on DevOps best practices with configuration management and deployment tool Perform analysis best practices and emerging concepts Acts as a technical liaison between clients, service engineering teams and supports As a Lead Puppet Engineer/SME, you will be monitoring deliverables and ensuring timely completion of workREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent experience 5 years of experience serving as a Technical project manager in a software application development organization 3 years of experience with working in an Agile delivery environment Exposure to Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Strong knowledge of cloud environments Strong technical knowledge and experience with Puppet configuration management software Strong Project Management experience Expertise in infrastructure automation tools Prior consulting, advisory, or professional services experience is preferred Solid technical expertise and troubleshooting skills Experience leading a technical project team preferredThe pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.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.