Azure DevOps Administrator - Chevy Chase, MD

Devops in Chevy Chase, MD

Posted 2019-09-16

The ALM Tools Team is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Azure DevOps Administrator to support GEICO's Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) tooling/processes, environments and infrastructure. Well-qualified candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate ability to coordinate efforts across functional areas.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

• Support GEICO IT customer use of tooling capabilities (Azure Pipelines and related configuration management build/release activities, Azure Boards, Azure Repos, Azure Artifacts and Test Plans)
• Provide administrative support for GEICO's application teams through configuring build agents and team projects, troubleshooting user issues and advising on CICD capabilities
• Evaluate, provide recommendations, and enhance the existing TFS & Azure DevOps architecture, configuration, procedures and processes to provide a more robust, dependable, efficient and flexible system
• Monitor, maintain health of TFS & Azure DevOps infrastructure (i.e. App Servers, Build Servers, Test Servers and certain aspects of SQL Server)
• Implement automated processes to support streamlining of engineering/administrative duties using PowerShell against TFS/Azure DevOps APIs
• Tier 2 and 3 support on resolving issues with underlying virtual infrastructure, TFS & Azure DevOps platforms and application functionality taking into considering infrastructure dependencies
• Perform and document installation and configuration of the platforms
• Coordinate support for hardware, OS, Networking and databases where applicable
• Ensure tools/environments are leveraging security configuration correctly. Proactively govern security and enforce policies

Would you like to join this innovative team? If so, do you meet these qualifications?

Candidate Qualifications:

• Advanced knowledge of application development configuration management processes (repos/build/release)
• Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting skills for supporting multi-tiered architecture (i.e. client tier, an application tier, and a data tier)
• Intermediate PowerShell scripting capabilities
• Working knowledge of TFS/VSTS
• Knowledge of Windows Server administration and Active Directory (2012+)
• Intermediate skills with XML, JSON, REST OData
• Working knowledge of the .Net framework and supporting technologies
• Working knowledge of SQL Server administration (SQL Server 2012+)
• Working knowledge and interaction of IIS administration (V 7+)
• Intermediate understanding of Network administration, Load Balancing, Firewall rules, and other technologies associated with managing production systems

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Company summary

As the second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States, GEICO provides more than 16 million auto policies and insures more than 24 million vehicles.


Profit sharing; tuition reimbursement; associate assistance program; FSA; business casual dress; fitness and dining facilities at most locations; clubs and sports teams; volunteer opportunities.

Tech Stack

.NET, C#, PowerShell, Java, Spring, Hibernate, SQL, JSON, Maven, Jenkins, TestNG, Selenium

Interview process

Phone or video interview with hiring team (may include applicant providing sample work at or prior to interview); onsite or video interview (applicant answers technical questions and speaks to skillset and project work).

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