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PPL Corporation Sr. Dev Ops Engineer in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Sr. Dev Ops Engineer

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of complex assignments (may lead some projects) and analyzes and solves complex problems in the below areas:

  • Works closely with Tech Leads and developers of various teams to assess existing problems and to come up with process improvement solutions.

  • Identifies bottlenecks in coding development and deployment processes.

  • Participates in planning delivery time, code quality, and process efficiency improvement projects.

  • Executes on plan by building coding standardizations and automating processes for the organization.

  • Performs daily tasks such as environmental health checks, disk space monitoring, and environmental status reports.

  • Maintains and grows knowledge of platform configuration management and troubleshooting.

  • Actively participates in deploying application artifacts to appropriate target environments using the supported technologies and infrastructure.

  • Surveys developers and technical members of the organization to understand their main pain points in the coding and development process.

  • Collaborates with the rest of DevOps team to deliver consistent and holistic solution to the organization.

May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

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Position Summary:

The DevOps Engineer helps increase speed of delivery, improve quality/security of code, and optimize processes for development team. The DevOps Engineer is responsible for identifying the bottlenecks of various development and delivery processes, working with team members to improve them, and improving the overall experience of developers. They are responsible for infrastructure-as-code deployment tooling and supporting services on multiple cloud provides along with metrics and login. Requires broad technical knowledge and experience across a variety of IT areas, including development, operations, infrastructure, and quality assurance. The Senior level performs assigned tasks under minimal guidance from supervisor.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Additional Requirements:

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related work experience OR 8 years of related work experience.

  2. Background in software development and is familiar with one or more software languages.

  3. Ability to effectively adapt to rapid technological and business change while maintaining enthusiasm and displaying sound judgment.

  4. Strong problem solving and analytics skills to be able to develop technology solutions that solve business problems quickly.

  5. Ability to collaborate with internal and external teams to unblock critical issues during product development.

  6. Excellent coding and scripting skills and experience with implementing high-scale cloud architectures using modern, cloud-based container platforms (PaaS/SaaS).

  7. Working knowledge of deployment automation solutions.

  8. Knowledge of cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure) and cluster management tools.

  9. Ability to collaborate with team members across different functional domains and technologies.

  10. Excitement, curiosity, and passion for shaping the future through digital technology.

  11. Familiar with the latest technologies, trends, standards, products, and applicability.

  12. Strong understanding of Agile methodologies.

  13. Experience as a DevOps or SRE Engineer on a cross-functional agile team.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with containers such as Docker, OpenShift.

  2. Experience with continuous integration and related tools.

  3. Master's Degree in relevant technology/industry areas.

  4. Self-starter mentality.

  5. Utilities industry experience.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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