• Software Development Engineer II

    Job Locations US-WA-Kirkland
  • Job Description

    iSoftStone North America is looking for a motivated and talented individual to join our team in supporting clients with defining and maturing DevOps processes.  Candidate/s need to have familiarity with the Microsoft AI stack and speech technologies. This position is a terrific opportunity for developers who have experience with Azure, Azure DevOps, AI, and speech.  The successful candidate will be passionate about cloud implementations in Azure, learning new technologies, and assisting clients with their technical implementation of these technologies. This is a technical role.

    Role Description
    Work with the client to define DevOps responsibilities. 
    Learn and become proficient in Microsoft’s AI and speech technologies. 
    Define and drive the DevOps mission by showing skills in creating containers, configuring and managing Kubernetes installations, configuring and managing Azure Kubernetes Services. 
    Define and drive automated testing: Test plans, test cases, code tests, automate the execution of tests, record and analyze results, address issues (failing tests, code coverage, edge cases). 
    Work with internal and external clients to understand and address their needs, resolve basic technical implementation issues, and advocate for the clients by escalating issues to engineering teams. 
    Manage deliverables and deadlines ensuring delivery deadlines are met. 
    Perform work effectively in an Agile environment (participate in planning, standups, retrospectives). 
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong analytical, presentation, and reporting skills. 
    Must be flexible to quickly adapt to changing business needs and processes.

    Educational Requirements
    BS/BA in Computer Science or related. 
    Current certification(s) in Azure (preferred). 

    Basic Requirements
    5+ years of practical experience with modern DevOps practices (setting up environments, monitoring capacity and workload, continuous integration, continuous deployment, scripting asset creation/modifications, automated testing, automated environment configuration, unified logging, deep log analysis). 
    5+ years practical experience with Azure IaaS and PaaS. 
    3+ years of practical experience with building containers, Kubernetes, Azure, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). 
    Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, patterns, and algorithms. 
    Excellent problem-solving skills. 
    The ability to translate requirements into functional specifications and technical designs/implementations. 
    The ability to write automated tests from functional specifications and then develop them for automation and execute them for results. 
    Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. 
    The willingness to learn and grow. 
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
    Must be authorized to work in the US. 
    Basic knowledge of Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) patterns, and speech systems. 

    Preferred Requirements
    Actively using Agile (Scrum/XP) and an advocate for modern iterative project management. 
    Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Visio, etc.)


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