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Team Leader, Infrastructure and Dev Ops

Posting Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: New Brunswick, CA ON, CA Quebec, CA NL, CA CA Nova Scotia, CA Prince Edward Island, CA

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

What makes us a different kind of employer?


As a national health solutions partner, Medavie is committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians — and in our digital-first culture, technology is key to providing the products, services and solutions that increase access to care and improve health outcomes.


Our technology team is the backbone of our organization with over 500 employees and growing. We are constantly creating, testing, and learning to enable personalized, digital experiences in all we do.


When you join us, you’ll be part of an in-house, innovation led team focused on cutting edge digital health solutions that help provide the best care possible, when and where it’s needed.


Job Title: Team Leader, Infrastructure and Dev Ops
Department: Production Control Services
Competition: 84586
Internal/External: Internal/External
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario - Remote
Salary: Competitive Compensation and Benefits 
Reports To: Manager

Position Summary


As the Infrastructure and DevOps Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for being both a practicioner and an evangelist for the culture shift from tradtional development methods to DevOps while supporting and engineering our current data centre infrastructure. This role will ensure that hardware infrastructure roadmaps are up to date and executed on including lifecycle management of key infrastructure components.


This role will also ensure DevOps practices align to Medavie Blue Cross Automation and Architecture strategies while provideing leadershinp, oversight and guidance to the process maturity.


Key Responsibilities


  • Working with Enterprise Architects to design and implement end-to-end solutions for our datacentre infrastructure.
  • Working with Enterprise Architects to design and implement end-to-end solutions that enable automated DevOps in Medavie IT.
  • Deliver on Lifecycle management of our Linux and Unix and other infrastructure.
  • Ensure monitoring and self healing strategies are implemented and maintained to proactively prevent client disruptions.
  • Align to Medavie Automation strategies and ensure automation is on the forefront of all activities.
  • Establish KPI’s to demonstrate maturity, efficiency and value to the client both internal and external.
  • Act as both a model practicioner and evangelist while working as part of the DevOps team to spread the adoption of DevOps in Medavie.
  • Work in an ever-changing, rapid pace environment to create bulletproof, expandable solutions, while maintaining current solutions.
  • Provide Leadership as an integral part of the DevOps team with complementary skills and common goals.


Required Qualifications


Education: University degree in Computer Science or similar program preferred.


Work Experience: Minimum of 10 years of IT experience in service operations, and/or development projects


Other Qualifications:


  • Working knowledge of the environment and tools and technology used by infrastructure area.
  • Extensive knowledge of Unix and Linux infrastructure
  • Understanding of hardware and software systems components.
  • Strong understanding of technical infrastructure and development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of DevOps best practices, industry trends, and solutions.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy technical environment
  • Good understanding of software development, build and testing  best practices
  • A high attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and key judgment skills
  • Working knowledge of Software Engineering Process


Computer Skills: Proficiency in technologies such as Git, Nexus, AWS, Ansible, Databases, Linux, PowerSHell, Docker, CICD, Automation, Programming, Scripting, Networking, Integration and Testing.


Language Skills: Proficiency in English is required (written and spoken).  Proficiency in French is considered an asset.


Core Competencies


Knowledge: Technical Learning

Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge-like internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars.


Leadership: People Leadership

Holds teammates accountable for living the values, their performance and manage to outcomes and deliverables.  Works to ensure that teammates have the tools and job specific technical skill sets to do their jobs.


Analytical Thinking: Problem Solving

Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.


Communication Skills: Listening

Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.


Customer Orientation: Action Oriented

  • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Execution and Organizational Skills:
  • Organizing
  • Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, and support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.


Team Work: Peer Relationships

Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Medavie Blue Cross strives to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential - a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our members and the communities we serve. Accessibility is a top priority.


For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Blue Cross Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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