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DevOps Lead

IT Assistant Director I

Recruitment #23-004490-0006


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we achieve Governor Wes Moore’s pledge to leave no one behind.

This is a full-time contractual position.

This position has been reposted.  Applicants that already applied, do not need to reapply.




Department of Human Services
849 International Dr.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Main Purpose of Job

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified DevOps Lead will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and managing our cloud infrastructure and continuous integration/continuous  deployment Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. This role requires expertise in  Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, DevOps best practices, and team leadership to drive efficiency and innovation in our development and operations processes.


  • Design, deploy, and manager Amazon Web Services ( AWS) cloud infrastructure, ensuring scalability, security, and reliability.
  • Optimize Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources to minimize costs while maintaining performance.
  • Develop and maintain automated Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines for application deployments.
  • Implement and enhance DevOps tools and practices to accelerate software delivery.
  • Lead and mentor a team of DevOps engineers, providing guidance and support in implementing best practices.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Implement security best practices and compliance standards within the Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline and cloud infrastructure.
  • Perform regular security assessments and audits.
  • Set up monitoring and alerting solutions to ensure the health and performance of applications and infrastructure.
  • Respond to and resolve incidents, ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Write scripts and automation code to streamline infrastructure provisioning and maintenance.
  • Implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using tools like Terraform or Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudFormation.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of infrastructure configurations, processes, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with development, QA, and other cross-functional teams to ensure a smooth software delivery process.
  • Participate in architectural discussions and provide technical expertise.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field or a related field of study to include coursework in database management systems.

Experience: Six years of experience designing and implementing large data communication or telecommunications networks including activities associated with technical areas within the telecom function (e.g. network design, engineering, implementation, diagnostics or operation/user support)
Amazon Web Service (AWS) Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certification is required.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Five years proven experience as a DevOps Engineer with hands-on experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
One year strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services( AWS) services, including EC2, S3, Lambda, RDS, and others.
One year expertise in containerization and orchestration with Docker and Kubernetes.
One year of Leadership and team management experience.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list.  The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplement questionnaire to: Attention: Stacey Nelson, Department of Human Services, Recruitment Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 143 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information only to Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. 

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-7349.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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