Senior DevOps Software Engineer

Senior DevOps Software Engineer

Telework: primarily remote, but candidates must be within commuting distance to Scott AFB, IL or Ft. Meade, MD for on-site support.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop automated CI/CD build/deployment pipelines using Cloudbees/Jenkins, Artifactory, OpenShift/Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible and Bitbucket.
  • Lead software configuration management (SCM) release planning and version control, providing SCM support throughout a software product’s life cycle (initial software development through promotion to Test, QA and Production Environments).
  • Plan and manage parallel software development and release cycles as well as provide SCM for a large, distributed development network with remote partners, ensuring the consistency and reliability of software builds.
  • Provide technical direction, leadership, guidance, and training on CM processes to a team of software engineers, ensuring congruence of the various infrastructure, software, configurations and interfaces maintained under configuration control
  • Develop automated tests using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
  • Design, develop, document, test and deploy software written in Python, JavaScript, Java and SQL.
  • Deploy, configure, test, troubleshoot, maintain, update/upgrade of Kafka and Elastic clusters and environments.
  • Work with an Agile team, attend daily scrums and demonstrate working software while collaborating with a geographically distributed (remote) team, communicating, and collaborating frequently with teammates to ensure successful completion of project objectives.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve installation, infrastructure, and system issues.
  • Proactively and independently identify, report, monitor, and mitigate technical risks.

Must Haves

  • Master level DevOps experience – knowledge and ability to train, guide and mentor the team on DevOps principles, bringing new expertise to the team.
  • Master level experience with and ability to develop DevOps designs, architectures, processes and procedures.
  • Master level experience in software configuration management (Bitbucket, GIT), including the ability to design software configuration, branch, merge and release processes.
  • Significant experience designing, developing and implementing CI/CD pipelines in a containerized (Kubernetes) environment.
  • Significant experience designing and implementing automation capabilities in Ansible or another equivalent tool.
  • Experience enforcing project DevOps processes to ensure consistency of deployments
  • Strong Unix command line experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline and 12+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Git and experience with development workflows in Bitbucket or an equivalent tool.
  • Experience designing, building, and deploying DevOps pipelines with Bitbucket, Git, Jenkins, Artifactory and Ansible (or equivalent tools).
  • Experience designing and implementing application deployment pipelines and developing software in a containerized environment with Kubernetes and Docker (OpenShift experience is a plus).
  • Full software lifecycle automation experience (design, development, test, deployment), including deployment to a production environment.
  • Experience designing and building automated software testing pipelines using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
  • Previous SCM experience, including release planning, managing software baselines, merging branches, and producing software builds
  • Experience designing, developing, and deploying software in a cloud environment (AWS is a plus).
  • Strong experience working on a UNIX command line platform.
  • Strong communication skills that enable proactive and effective collaboration with a virtual team, including the ability to clearly articulate status and present to both customers and program leadership.
  • DoD Secret clearance or ability to obtain interim Secret clearance prior to start date
  • Security+ certification or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT II certification within 60 days of start date

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and deploying software in a DoD environment (DISA experience is a plus), including experience building and deploying software applications that meet DoD security standards and updating applications and code to meet security scans and security implementation guidelines (e.g., STIGs).
  • Experience with Atlassian tools, including Bitbucket integrations with JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience integrating code review systems into the SCM process.
  • Experience with static code analysis, particularly security scans.
  • Experience working remotely with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience working as part of an Agile software development team.

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