• DevOps Manager

  • Overview

    We want to grow our DevOps service to join the areas where we already have expertise – software development, data and analytics, program management, Agile, and business analysis. We need a rising leader to help take our DevOps service area to the next level.


    The DevOps Manager we need is a consultant and thought leader responsible for contributing to the vision for DevOps at Excella. Assisting to build Excella’s capability and capacity for doing awesome DevOps work that has a real and lasting impact on our clients, the DevOps Manager works on teams and with teams in “hands on” roles close to the technology and as a coach. The DevOps Manager also connects with the DevOps community to help build Excella’s reputation as a thought leader, cultivate our exceptional culture, and establish Excella as the place where the DevOps community connects, shares, and learns.


    You might be the right person for this role if:

    • You have an irresistible urge to automate all the things – one click or one command should be all it takes, right?
    • You love helping people with different perspectives work together to build high quality working software and deliver it into production quickly and frequently to help their organization win.
    • You get “what” DevOps is, but you’re more interested in “why” DevOps.


    • Inspire and motivate others through his or her leadership.
    • Assist in defining DevOps-related strategic initiatives and help in communicating the vision at all levels.
    • Actively mentor Excella’s DevOps consultants.
    • Collaborate with the Service Area Lead and other corporate leaders on company initiatives.
    • Collaborate with our industry partners to place Excella’s DevOps consultants into challenging, rewarding roles on projects.
    • Create DevOps content for internal and external consumption and encourage others to do it, as well – presentations, white papers, workshops, blog posts, training classes, open source contributions.
    • Have a presence in the local DevOps community.
    • Consult directly (i.e., be billable) to clients and account teams.


    • 7+ years of engineering/systems experience
    • Experience in a formal or informal leadership role
    • Experience working with organizations through DevOps transformations.
    • Experience building deployment pipelines, operating on cloud platforms, and managing systems in production.
    • Breadth and depth with:
      • Configuration management tools, like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.
      • Pipeline tools, like Jenkins and Git.
      • Cloud platforms and operating systems, like AWS and Linux.
      • Software development experience with languages such as Java, Ruby, C#, Node.JS, and Python.
    • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the DevOps community.
    • Experience engaging with stakeholders at different levels and with different perspectives.
    • Outstanding mentoring and teaching abilities.
    • Experience using Agile methods to deliver solutions.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation).

    About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.


    Here's what you can expect from us:

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal have consistently ranked us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner once every other month, and always have healthy snacks available!

    Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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