DevOps Engineer, Jr

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
St. Louis, Missouri
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Shell Scripting

Systems Programming

REQ#: RQ173976
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a DevOps, Jr. at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a DevOps Engineer, Jr. you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a TS/SCI cleared DevOps Engineer, Jr. joining our team to support our intelligence customer in St. Louis, MO or Springfield, VA.


This position supports the Geospatial Services & Solutions business area to provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions to the customer. As part of the GSS Team the DevOps Engineer's expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment.

The Engineer is an active participant in SAFe and Scrum development teams and meetings.


•Automate and optimize service deployments

•Integrate with enterprise authentication services

•Establish and Improve system monitoring while maintaining established security protocols within development, test, and production systems.

•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: perform 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

•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

•Aligns to the customer's strategies

•Utilizes the customer's enterprise DevSecOps pipeline

•Work with other service providers to support areas of common interest

•On-call support may be required


Required Skills:

•2+ years and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming, Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience

•2+ years of related systems programming experience

•Experience maintaining an operational environment and use of monitoring tools and dashboard interfaces (ie. Kibana, Grafana, Nagios)

•Experience working with container images and platforms (Kubernetes/Docker/OpenShift)

•Strong understanding of DevOps and software/application development processes

•Understanding of GitLab, Jenkins, ArgoCD, and other DevOps/Continuous Integration tools for Kubernetes

•Understanding of microservice design and architectural pattern best practices

•Understanding of Python, Bash, 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

•Experience with deploying to on prem/data center infrastructure

•Experience using Jira and Confluence on a daily basis

•Active TS/SCI clearance required and eligibility to obtain a CI poly


•Experience in building processes for deploying to a Kubernetes based environment using Gitlab and Helm

•Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. IAM, S3 bucket, SSH, VPN, etc.)

•Ability to write and use unit and functional testing

● Location: On Customer Site

●US Citizenship Required

● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $81,911 - $110,821. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.