Sr. Ansible Architect

Information Technology Atlanta, GA


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT Roadmap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world. 
Our consultants solve our clients’ most challenging problems, uncovering answers to questions they didn't even know. Only apply if you have a thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast paced environment. We Work with the US Government as well as Fortune 500 clients, and our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.  

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Sr. Ansible Architect to work with state of the art technologies to build user-centric products. The candidate will work with agile software development teams to find ways to make automation do the heavy lifting, design and code Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure, automated deployments, and design scalable maintenance practices.
With success there will be a follow on phase to develop additional Ansible playbooks.

Job duties:

  • Perform and assessment of the current state and use of the existing Ansible platform and make recommendations for improvement or optimization.
  • Automate environment deployments into varied and complex environments.
  • Collaborate with team members from all parts of the development lifecycle, from development to operations to security, solving technical challenges.
  • Analyze, lead, guide and make consultative recommendations to client staff.

Required Qualifications/Certifications: 

  • This role requires specific knowledge of Ansible architecture and design.
  • Capable of reviewing Ansible blueprints already built and evaluating for best practice.
  • Deep knowledge of automation and orchestration platforms and tools.
  • Knowledge of version control systems – Git preferred
  • Proficient with an interpreted scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience with DevOps practices and capabilities.
  • Full SDLC experience – business case and requirements engineering to production support

Desired Skills/Certifications: 

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • VRA
  • Jenkins
  • Maven/GitLab 
  • Kubernetes 
  • Compiled languages (Java, PL/SQL)
  • Off-the-shelf automation tools (Junit, Selenium)
  • Atlassian tools – Confluence, JIRA

Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires bachelor's degree or equivalent, and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience

Work Location:

  • Atlanta GA
Windward Consulting strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career.  We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package.  We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance. 

Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status. 

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.