DevOps Engineer III

Patterson Companies • Saint Paul, MN 55102

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description


Patterson Companies, a Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a DevOps Engineer III at our corporate headquarters in Mendota Heights, MN.

The selected candidate will join our Fuse Dev Ops Team and will play a vital role on one of our cornerstone software products. Fuse is a greenfield SaaS application dental practice management that supports single and multi-location practices. Eventually the application will be available to large dental services organizations.

Now in its 140th year of operation, Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor focused on providing best-in-class products, services, technology and experiences to dental and animal health markets in North America and the U.K. Patterson serves dental and animal health professionals from small, private practices to large group networks and production operations, and provides access to an extensive product portfolio including everyday essentials and specialty supplies through Patterson's supply chain network.

This role will utilize Azure extensively to set up environments and application services to enable the rapid development and delivery of the Fuse product to our customers.

An ideal candidate is someone who:

* is a PowerShell Pro with the drive and desire to write code that contributes to our automation platform;

* focuses on automation first and/or treats configuration as code;

* excels at building cloud native solutions;

* proficient working in Microsoft Windows environment;

* contributes to automation projects that have implications for the wider company outside of both the platform and product.

Patterson is currently undergoing a major technological refresh with many of its applications and is seeking the right person to make an impact. This is a great time to join an established company that is a leader in its industry with an opportunity to grow your own capabilities as far as you can take them.


Key responsibilities of this role include:

* Serve as the key contact for assigned applications and troubleshoot complex system problems in partnership with the use/client community, internal, and vendor IT staff

* Deploy, manage, automate and scale cloud and on premise technical computing services to support product development teams

* Build automation tools to support the software development and infrastructure operations teams

* Work with technical teams to resolve issues, install, and test upgrades and customizations

* Monitor assigned systems and applications performance to maintain agreed to performance metrics; take proactive steps to improve performance when necessary

* Escalate issues to management

* Participate in technical on-call services as needed to ensure timely and high quality incident resolution

* Use continuous deployment tools to provide a seamless deployment process to all environments

* Define changes to the application environments in Azure and guide the level I Engineers in the setup/changes and implementation of new technology solutions

* Assist in documentation of application systems, process flows, and support processes

* Participate in meetings to review processes and identify requirements and/or needs

* Define needs by documenting processes; includes research, planning and writing supporting documentation

* Communicate effectively with management to enhance their understanding of the opportunities and limitations of information systems

* Research engineering practices and recommend solutions to solve problems or alleviate pain points


Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Sciences or area of functional responsibility preferred, or equivalent years of industry work experience

* 5+ years of DevOps or similar work experience

* Knowledge of all aspects of application development and project life cycles Design and development experience with engineering software design tools

* Proficiency working in Microsoft Windows environments

* Experience with PowerShell

* Proficiency with version control systems e.g. git, VSTS, and TFS

* SQL and databases

Desired Qualifications

* Agile development environment

* Familiar with Cloud based web application

* Microsoft Azure experience ARM templates, Azure Functions

* C/C++. C#

* Familiarity with TFS, VSTS, ServiceNow and project tracking systems

* AWS with Windows experience

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.


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