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DevOps Manager 

About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do. Our companies include:

• BROWNELLS - the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

Do you wish you could combine your IT career with your passion for adventure and the outdoors? Are you looking for a position that offers autonomy to make decisions and execute, as well as hands-on experience with a variety of technologies? If you wish you had a job on a small, innovative team, where you can leverage your skills and experiences to help develop and coach other team members…APPLY NOW!

Brownells is seeking an experienced DevOps Manager with expertise in Infrastructure as Code, Source Code Management, Azure Cloud Management, Governance, M365 Support (InTune, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint Online), and leading infrastructure operational support teams. As the DevOps Manager, you will lead a team of engineers responsible for maintaining our cloud infrastructure, ensuring seamless delivery of services, and improving the performance of our systems and applications. You will work closely with the DevOps development team to streamline the software delivery process, automate build and deployment pipelines, and ensure smooth code integration and testing. In addition, you will provide leading infrastructure operational support, maintain a secure and compliant cloud environment, ensure regulatory compliance and governance, and provide M365 support including InTune, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online.


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • Generous employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead a team of DevOps engineers responsible for deploying and maintaining our cloud infrastructure, ensuring high availability, scalability, and reliability of our systems
  • Develop and implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices, using tools like Terraform, Ansible, and Chef, to automate infrastructure deployment, configuration, and management
  • Implement source code management strategies using Git or other relevant tools to manage and version control code changes
  • Collaborate with the development team to streamline the software delivery process, automate build and deployment pipelines, and ensure smooth code integration and testing
  • Provide leading infrastructure operational support, monitoring system performance, and troubleshooting issues, working closely with the engineering team to identify and resolve infrastructure-related problems
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and security requirements, implement cloud governance policies, and maintain a secure and compliant cloud environment
  • Provide M365 support including InTune, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online, ensuring that our M365 environment is secure, compliant, and optimized
  • Work with Azure DevOps or Jira to track and manage work items, including user stories, bugs, tasks, and ensure that development work is appropriately tracked and reported
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies, evaluate new tools and technologies, and recommend improvements to our DevOps practices


What You Will Need

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a DevOps or Infrastructure as Code role
  • Minimum AA/AS degree in related field is highly preferred, however 2+ years of additional relevant experience may be substituted
  • Proven experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform, Ansible, and Chef, and proficiency in one or more programming languages like Python, Ruby, or Bash
  • Expertise in source code management using Git or other relevant tools, and experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools like Jenkins, GitLab, or CircleCI
  • Hands-on experience with Azure cloud management, including experience with Azure Resource Manager, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Functions
  • Experience in leading infrastructure operational support, with the ability to monitor system performance and troubleshoot issues, ensuring regulatory compliance and governance
  • Experience providing M365 support, including InTune, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online, ensuring a secure, compliant, and optimized environment


Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of cloud security best practices, compliance requirements, and governance frameworks
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively across teams and communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders


Cloud certificates in one or more of the following areas is desired but not required:

  • One or more certifications in Azure, such as Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Developer Associate, or Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Other cloud certifications, such as AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or Google Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer, are also beneficial


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa (with options for hybrid work arrangements within commutable distance of Grinnell)


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, and Big Springs Shooting Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

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