100/hr Infrastructure DevOps. 6 Months. Contract. Minneapolis, MN. (L-3318) (A)


Are you a DevOps Engineer that has a focus on Infrastructure automation?  Then this gig might be of interest to you.

In short, the end client is wanting to add a resource to the automation infrastructure team they have internally.  In addition to hands on delivery, the client wants this role to also mentor their internal staff as well as lead certain aspects of their efforts (so prior mentoring/lead roles are of value).  Core tools they mentioned woudl be ones like Ansible and Terraform.  Bonus points if candidate is open to contract-to-hire (but contract only is fine).

So, if this sounds like you, APPLY TODAY!!!


(in order of desirability)

  • #1 - 10+ years; Dev Ops; Lead Roles in past; DevOps roles w/ Infrastructure as a focus (IaC, etc.); Terraform / Ansible specifically asked for by manager

  • DevOps -- Principal/Lead Roles
  • DevOps -- Infrastructure Focused Roles
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) -- CloudFormation, etc.

  • Configuration Management -- Ansible
  • Serialization Languages -- YAML
  • Orchestration Tools -- Terraform
  • DevOps -- Coaching / Mentoring
  • DevOps -- Best Practices
  • DevOps -- Creating reusable automation libraries
  • DevOps -- Security Aspects (instance, application, access)
  • Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) Platforms -- AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, OpenStack, etc. (notate in comments a few you have worked with)
  • Container Technologies -- Docker, Kubernetes, etc (notated in comment which one(s))
  • Continuous Integration (CI) -- Jenkins CI, Drone, Github, Artifactory (notate in comments which)
  • Cloud based IaaS -- AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, OpenStack (notate in comments which)
  • Configuration Management -- Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, OpenStack (notate which ones in comments)
  • Networking -- Routing, switching, firewall, load-balancing, etc. (notate which in comments)
  • Networking -- Provisioning
  • Provide in comments either (1) an online profile (LinkedIn URL, etc) or (2) a reference from someone your reported to. Put URL or reference contact details in comments. If you have neither, put NA in comments.
  • If not listed in resume, notate here ALL education details for candidate (institution, degree, year of graduation)

  • If your submsision gets this contract, what is the rate to the employer of record? If you are employer of record just put $0 in the comment field.
  • Is candidate open to contract-to-hire and/or direct hire? (optional; notate in comments which one or both)
  • Do you contribute to any open source in spare time?
  • 1st Language English or equivalent (i.e. 8 years in US, AUS, Singapore, Europe, etc.)
  • Is the candidate willing, if requested, to authorize background checks and/or education checks as part of selection process?
  • Is the candidate willing, if requested, to take drug screen as part of selection process?
  • Screens with candidate (phone and/or video) may be recorded to enable the overall selection process. Are you comfortable with that?
  • Skype ID of candidate (in case agent or client requests video call)

  • Status: 1-Active
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Role: Infrastructure DevOps
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN.
  • Compensation: Up to $100.00/hr in a c2c/1099 structure. Limited W2 structure also possible but rate drops to $91.25/hr gross. We say gross as the limited w2 rate shown is before employer/employee taxes (not take home; take home would be lower as its after employee taxes which vary).
  • Payment Terms: Monthly invoice, NET 30 payment off invoice.
  • Expenses: Included in rate above
  • Positions: 1
  • Current pool: 1/13 (In Play/Submitted). Click HERE for summary view of candidates submitted so far.

    Last Update 12/11/18 14:56 PM. Tim Bauer. All candidates submitted so far have been put on hold or tabled (too light in IaC focus/experience). Please continue to source candidates with more depth focus on IaC. (full detail change log at bottom).
    Shortlist On 12/28/18
    Start On 01/07/19
    Duration Duration is estimated to be 6 months.
    1st Post Date 11/29/18
    1st Screened by Amplified0
    Submitted to Client0
    Interviewed by Client0
    ClientShared after 1st Screen
    AgentShared after 1st Screen. Amplified is not the prime.
    Contact for Lead Tim Bauer
    Interview DetailsFace-to-face interview is required after phone screen. If not possible, let LEVERAGEncy know on submission if Skype or other options could work (or none).
    Work Authorizations Everyone is encouraged to apply (work authorization is not a factor). Note, we are unable to sponsor visa candidates at this time. So, if you are on visa, we would need to contract with your visa holder.
    IndustryManufacturing - Other
    Opp Quality The overall rating for this lead is A. This is based on contract duration being 6, 1 opening(s), and 0 to 3 competitors at our level or better. You can see a graphical ruberic of how these stats translate to a rating here.
    L Number3318
    LayersBetween Amplified and the End Client there are 1 layers. In addition, the end client prefers that Amplified limits the layers between Amplified and the Employer of Record of the candidate to .


    12/11/18 16:05 PM . Tim Bauer. All candidates submitted so far have been put on hold or tabled (too light in IaC focus/experience). Please continue to source candidates with more depth focus on IaC

    12/11/18 14:56 PM . Tim Bauer. Based on candidates screened/submitted the key is someone that has done notable ENTERPRISE scale scripting work to enable infrastructure deployment/configuration/security in the cloud (AWS or Azure). Scripting to do CI/CD aspects is a plus but shouldn't be the core of the candidates recent work.

    12/06/18 20:28 PM . Tim Bauer. Hold on submission. Agent want to see if others have more exposure with similar scale (# of servers > 250, etc.) and more liaison work with CxO levels.

    12/06/18 14:32 PM . Tim Bauer. This is still going. Hot lead.

    12/04/18 13:55 PM . Tim Bauer. Agent tables our submission off tech screen. Felt the depth around IaC aspects of role (ansible, terraform, etc.) was too light to lead what the client needed.

    11/29/18 20:32 PM . Lead Created

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