Sr Linux Cloud Engineer (DevOps) with TS/SCI Clearance

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Category
Cloud
Locations
Springfield, Virginia
Arnold, Missouri

REQ#: RQ76524

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on TS/SCI level cleared Sr Linux Cloud Engineer (DevOps) joining our team to support our Intelligence customer in Springfield, VA or Arnold, MO.

This position supports the programs Open Data Store (ODS) team to provide quality cost effective solutions to the client. As part of the ODS Team, various expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment both on premise as well as in the cloud.

The Engineer will be focused on maintaining and enhancing operational functionality of all systems.  The Engineer will actively participate with Scrum development teams and meetings. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible for working with highly functional development teams to help developing and automating service deployments, optimizing deployments and performance, integration with enterprise authentication services, and establishing/improving system monitoring while maintaining established security protocols within development, test, and production systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team to define task breakdowns and effort estimates; as well as preparing design and test documents.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Architect, build and maintain on premise and/or cloud infrastructure to support team and customer initiatives
  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services, optimize for cost efficiencies/authentication/search, etc)
  • Administer production, staging and development environments
  • Manage and aggregate server logs and monitor for security and system related incidents
  • Monitor and analyze system performance, such as server load and resource usage
  • Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes using CI/CD tools
  • Apply configuration management disciplines to maintain software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
  • Enforce best practices for security and reliability, and drive security initiatives, like access control and vulnerability testing
  • Work with A&A Teams to maintain security requirements for operation of systems
  • Maintain up to date documentation of designs/configurations, ensuring team members have continuity of recurring tasks
  • Maintain status of operations at all times: preform after actions reporting on all outages and work with engineering teams to determine solution and root cause analysis. Present findings to management for prioritization and tasking.
  • Create and determine required metrics for dashboards and service health
  • Work with AWS cost estimator and man hour estimates to determine most effective long term solutions.
  • Follow up on engineering tasks for operational solutions, and validate completion
  • Manage operational readiness board – present at weekly meetings and determine if development services are ready for automation based on best practices and maintainability
  • Track and ensure routine operations maintenance tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Work with other service providers to support areas of common interest
  • On-call support may be required

    8+ years and Bachelors Degree in Computer Programming, Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

  • 3+ years of related systems programming experience

    Required Skills:

  • Experience maintaining an operational environment and use of monitoring tools and dashboard interfaces (ie. Kibana, Grafana, Nagios)
  • Experience working within Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
  • Strong understanding of DevOps and software/application development processes
  • Understanding of  GitLab, Jenkins, Nexus, and other DevOps/Continuous Integration tools
  • Understanding of cloud orchestration tools (i.e. SALT, Chef, etc)
  • Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Google, Azure
  • Understanding of Python framework and Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of network technologies, common infrastructure components, load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised

    Desired

  • Experience building Amazon EC2 instances and S3 buckets for development, test, and production environments
  • Experience working with API Management tools (APIGEE, Kong, etc)
  • Experience working closely with software development teams
  • Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. IAM, S3 bucket, Cloud Trail, SSH, VPN, etc.)
  • Ability to write and use unit and functional testing

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.