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Jira\Git Integration Lead

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 07/29/2014
Job Reference Code : 1402190-1


Common Ticketing and Version Control Lead

The DIRECTV Broadcast Systems Engineering group is seeking an experienced software engineer who will be responsible for implementing and managing a common ticketing and version control system for DIRECTV Engineering. The role will be responsible for creating a single ticketing system that will be accessible by all employees within engineering and operations and providing secure source code access to all software developers within engineering. The role is instrumental in increasing communication between engineering teams and facilitating reuse of existing code.

Responsibilities include:

Set up the new common ticketing and version control environment

Oversee architecture of the entire system

Migrate existing systems to new central system

Provide first level triage of any issues encountered on the system

Define and maintain SLAs and processes for the system including server uptime and consistency

Set development guidelines for the system for any custom integrations or plugins. Work with development teams to adhere to the guidelines.

Review and approve the addition of all new plugins or custom development to the core system

Administer the system including but not limited to setting up new users, groups, projects, and configurations

Define the roadmap of enhancements for the system and socialize the roadmap with other teams

Manage the development for key system-wide customizations



BS degree in engineering and at least 5 years of experience in the area of systems engineering, integration, and test

Two or more years of experience in leading technical teams

Two or more years of experience with Jira and developing custom plugins and integrations with Jira

Two or more years of experience with Git. Experience with Atlassian Stash is a plus.

Four or more years of experience working with Linux, J2EE applications, databases/SQL, web applications, SOA/web services and mobile platforms

Strong analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to all levels of the organization

Excellent multitasking and time management skills with consistent attention to detail

Ability to clearly write technical documents

Proficiency in standard MS Office applications including MS Project

Good leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels

Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment

Ability to quickly learn and communicate value of new technologies to technical and non-technical audiences

Occasional travel may be required



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