I'm not sure a startup would have sufficient JIRA admin duties to require a full-time position? That's rolled into an SQA or SCM or Scrum Master role coordinating with IT at most companies. I expect you're looking for a consultant to do install/configure/support of JIRA, in which case, yes those exist, but JIRA Cloud is probably sufficient for most startups (unless you have ITAR issues?)
It would be more than just admin responsibility. We are looking for someone to install/configure/support/extend the platform with webhooks and integrations to other system with REST API. This role will not include SQA/SCM but perhaps administration of other systems. We don’t have ITAT, but have other financial compliance issues (PCI). This role also includes the confluence rollout/redesign and administration.
I've worked for a few startups, and it's mostly been brief "get them started" engagements in terms of just doing Atlassian based work. A couple of them morphed into maintenance roles after setup and housekeeping, but even then, they weren't really full time Atlassian jobs. They got me doing other stuff, which was fantastic in terms of learning new ideas and being exposed to things you've not really used before. Is that what you're saying here?
Nic, sounds fun! Marcus, Not a consultant, but my two cents - if you've got compliance issues, you may want to have your consultant configure your JIRA workflow to ensure all approvers/stakeholders are embedded appropriately/as desired, not just software dev. We try to have all positions involved in the development lifecycle involved in JIRA, not just software dev.
Nic, that exactly what Im saying. The role will be heavily focused on JIRA/Confluence in the beginning and ultimatley evolve. Ive included the job description below along with some links to some recent press below. If you or anyone you know may be interested feel free to send them my information --->mmackeyATprosperDOTCOM<--- http://www.wsj.com/articles/prosper-marketplace-completes-funding-round-1428533267 http://www.cnbc.com/id/102566822 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/business/dealbook/prosper-marketplace-raises-165-million-in-latest-funding-round.html?_r=0 Responsibilities: Configures, governs and maintains Atlassian JIRA, Confluence and related add-ons. Configures Confluence with custom spaces, rules, and integrates it with JIRA. Configures JIRA add-ons and extensions, including JIRA portfolio, and JIRA Service Desk. Designs user management schemes and integrates with active directory and OKTA. Onboards new applications on OKTA using SAML. Builds automation of user provisioning/de-provisioning from active directory to other applications. Builds workflows for internal processes like employee onboarding, technology procurement and others. Designs services for high-visibility and high-availability. Solid understanding of the SDLC and project management methodologies. Balances the need to "keep things running" with “helping business win” initiatives. Develops and improves operational practices and procedures, maintaining a high level of security and resiliency. Ruthlessly hunts down and resolves errors and issues with the customer experience. Schedules and coordinates maintenance for critical systems. Requirements Bachelor’s or equivalent experience 5+ years’ experience, with at least 2 years administering high-availability instances of JIRA and Confluence 5+ years’ experience with Linux & Windows systems administration Proficiency in the administration of Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, Zephyr, Bamboo, Service Desk, and other add-ons Prior experience planning, installing, and configuring add-ons without disrupting the functioning of JIRA and Confluence on both hosted and/or on-premise instances Experience with OKTA and provisioning of applications and users Proficiency with HTML/CSS Experience with implementing confluence to enhance employee collaboration and communication, use of add-on like RefinedWiki, Theme Press or Themebuilder Familiarity with Agile Scrum methodology Competence in at least one scripting language (bash, python, perl, groovy) Good understanding of REST API and experience using REST endpoints in service automation Strong work ethic with good time management and the ability to work with diverse teams Ability to enjoy what you do and a true love for improving processes through technology Able to analyze and review current functionality to determine potential areas of improvement Exposure to administration of cloud applications like Salesforce, Netsuite, Zendesk, Workday or Oracle is a plus
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