United States


Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, Tallahassee, Tampa, Washington DC

Area of expertise:

DevOps and Agile Coaching

Job Description

About the Role:

As a DevOps Architect and Coach, you are a leader who can articulate concepts and educate teams and clients to coach them on the journey through DevOps transformation.  You are an accomplished software or infrastructure engineer with a penchant for modern automated delivery of software and infrastructure.  You have a broad skillset including modern application architecture, cloud architecture and a blend of software and infrastructure experiences. You are self-driven, deeply enthusiastic about technology and are capable of getting the job done correctly in high pressure and dynamic circumstances. You are adaptable and can quickly learn technologies and business domains that live outside your core skill set. You will also be able to demonstrate and describe achievements that applied DevOps on previous projects.


Years of Experience: minimum 5 years of experience working in DevOps and Agile environments with hands on DevOps tooling, minimum 7 years of experience overall in either of the domains of Software or Infrastructure. 


Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s degree.  Technology related degrees or Master's a plus

Preferred Certification:  Microsoft AZ-400/Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert; Industry recognized Agile Certifications. and Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe) preferred.


Key Responsibilities

Tenaciously champion core DevOps behaviors like collaboration, communication, and ownership

Champion the establishment and continued use of DevOps best practices

Advocate and guide the overall DevOps transformation program

Provide training and coaching as needed to teams adopting DevOps

Develop communities of practice centered on DevOps delivery

Conduct DevOps team calibrations and help teams develop practice improvement plans

Support release planning preparation and event facilitation

Develop and implement DevOps oriented security approaches (i.e. DevSecOps)

Design and implement effective change management & communications, and governance processes 

Coordinate with project managers, business analysts, developers, operations teams to understand platform requirements and evangelize ways to drive quality and value to the client stakeholders

Build high performing teams across development, quality assurance, and infrastructure teams to build an effective continuous integration / continuous delivery pipeline

Share best practices for build and deployment across a number of technologies (Azure DevOps, GitHub Enterprise)

Drive the team’s triaging capability by taking on challenging problems not understood by front-line support teams

Relentless automation of every aspect of development, build & deployment process

Manage a backlog of tasks centered on continuous improvement of the system


About You:

Experience in cloud services (Microsoft Azure preferred)

Experience with enterprise-level software delivery and release management practices

Experience in configuring/administering CI/CD for Azure DevOps, GitHub Enterprise or similar

Experience with blue/green, canary and other modern delivery patterns and approaches

Experience with micro-services or cloud-based architectures for enterprise solutions

Experience with securing DevOps and applications (Azure KeyVault & Azure Active Directory preferred) 

Scripting in languages such as PowerShell, Bash, or JavaScript

Proficient with git and enterprise branching strategies


Preferred skills:

Experience in Microsoft platforms

Proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g. C#, Java, etc.)

Authoring custom pipeline tasks for Azure Pipelines or GitHub Actions

Infrastructure as Code such as Azure ARM Templates, Terraform, Ansible, Bicep

Containerization with Azure Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, etc.

Code quality and security tools such as SonarQube, Checkmarx, Fortify, VeraCode

Azure Monitor, Application Insights, New Relic or DynaTrace

Please be aware that Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at