DevOps Engineer SME

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia
Eagan, Minnesota

REQ#: G2019-67175

The EITP DevOps Engineer will assist the USPS Director of IT Architecture and Strategy implement and support the initiation DevOps. DevOps is shorthand for a corporate development methodology which combines aspects of software development with information technology deployment operations. The overall goal of DevOps is to shorten the system development life cycle by including special features such automated testing, provisioning and verification that allow automation of migration tasks that have been traditionally done manually. DevOps will typically reduce cost, time and risk between adding a development change to a system and the change placed into normal production, while ensuring a straightforward and repeatable process allows high quality continuous delivery (CD).

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Code – code development and/or review, implement source code, code merging management and/or support
  • Build – implement, build and support tools and scripts to assist automation.
  • Test – manage and configure continuous testing tools that provide feedback on business risks
  • Package – artifact repository, application pre-deployment staging
  • Release – change management, release approvals, release automation
  • Configure – infrastructure configuration, support and management of software tools to automate operations
  • Monitor – the deployment operations and insure high quality performance that result a positive user experience

This program only accepts US citizens and/or Green Card Holders. The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.



  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience

Minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of technical operations experience
  • REDHAT Enterprise Linux and/or CentOS build, development, and operations
  • OpenStack and/or Artifactory development and operations experience
  • Experience with some exposure to Ansible Tower and other automation skills
  • Software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, packaging, deployment, upgrade and support of Git, Gerrit, and Jenkins
  • Python coding experience Technical Expertise: • Experience with other configuration management tools (Puppet, chef, salt)
  • Software-defined network technologies including OVS, OVN, NFV, etc.
  • Hypervisor technologies including KVM • Perl, Shell, Ruby, or similar programming experience.
  • QA and testing experience of your code and the entire platform. We test everything
  • Ability to prepare instruction manuals, procedures/processes and related documents
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 2013/2016 and Windows 10

Desired qualifications:

  • Previous federal, state or local governmental work related IT technical writing experience.
  • Previous technical writing experience with a major computer software and/or hardware company








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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.