We are seeking a Windows Application Engineer to join our team to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
As a Windows Application Engineer, you will work closely with other innovative and savvy people to support and deploy scientific and business applications and expand application hosting capabilities with new tools and technologies. You’ll help automate and streamline our operations and processes, and further the adoption of DevOps best practices. We’ll want your opinion on operational processes, automated deployments, technology and tools, and more. A focus on always-up, always-available applications is a plus.
Remote work may be an option for this position.
In this role, a typical day will include the following:
Configuring and supporting day-to-day application management tasks, such as troubleshooting issues, deploying changes, installing and configuring new custom and third-party applications, remediating application security vulnerabilities, and optimizing performance settings.
Monitoring the health of applications and responding to alerts, such as service down, failed backup, slow response time, or full file systems.
Working closely with application owners and software engineers to identify requirements, plan, and implement projects, such as installing new custom applications with web services, database components, data hosting, and load balancing.
Automating day-to-day processes and creating self-service capabilities to empower software developers and application owners to perform routine maintenance tasks such as renewing TLS certificates, changing service account passwords, and rebooting application servers.
Researching and recommending innovative approaches for application hosting to modernize our customers hosting environment and speed up time to deliver.
Documenting day-to-day administrative processes and configuration information about our customers applications.
After hours and weekend work may occasionally be required for pre-planned maintenance or for troubleshooting service-impacting outages.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
BA/BS or equivalent and five years related experience
Experience managing and configuring Windows applications using F5 BigIP application delivery services, such as load balancing, advanced web application firewalls (AWAF), and access policy manager (APM)
Experience developing and implementing continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to deploy infrastructure and applications using tools, such as Jenkins, Azure Devops, or Github Actions
Experience creating, applying and troubleshooting TLS or SSL certificates for web servers, such as IIS, Tomcat, Apache, or nginx
Experience with access and authentication technologies, such as LDAP, SimpleSAML, or Kerberos
Experience designing and implementing technologies following NIST standards, such as SP 800-53, SP 800-190, and SP 500-291
Strong scripting experience with Powershell, Python, Bash, Java, or Ruby
Experience analyzing solutions components, understanding systems integration challenges, and identifying technology gaps in current components that must be resolved to reach future performance targets and functionality requirements
Able to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users and staff to further the adoption of DevOps
Ability to get and maintain a Public Trust security clearance level
Experience with infrastructure as code and automation/configuration management using either Terraform and AWS Cloud Formation or Chef, Puppet, and Ansible to define infrastructure standards and deploy services
Experience with commonly used services, such as AWS EC2, S3, Route 53, RDS, and IAM
Experience breaking down monolithic applications into microservices and Docker containers
Experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting applications on MS IIS v7.5, v8.5 and v10
Experience managing and configuring content management systems, such as Moodle or Drupal 7.x & 8.x, and data visualization platforms, such as Tableau, or commercial software to support scientific research, such as FreezerPro or REES Centron Presidio
WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:
Full-flex work week
401K with company match
Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
Ability to make a real impact on the world around you
About Our Work
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 does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
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.