AWS DevOps Engineer

Baltimore, Maryland (Hybrid)
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 27, 2022
Nov 01, 2022
Full Time

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories. Our world-class astronomical research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit our website to learn more about our missionsThis position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).

STScI is hiring for the role of AWS Cloud Automation Developer to join our Information Technology Services Division. You will work closely with the Science, Engineering, IT, Quality Assurance, Security and Site Reliability Engineering teams to improve automation, and the adoption of CI/CD best practices. We are looking for a DevOps engineer background for this job. You will build, test, deploy and manage cloud infrastructure components, automate cloud infrastructure operations for currently running and new workloads using the AWS services.  This role has a career fast track for becoming an AWS expert!


Responsibilities include:

Design, implement and maintain the infrastructure automation features of our AWS cloud environment Provide project support for Development, Science and IT teams. Automate the configuration and monitoring of security features for projects from those teams Work with peers to automate, review, optimize, and drive cloud infrastructure operations and efficiency of the code, processes Monitor the automated build and continuous integration processes to ensure efficient build execution and facilitate resolution of build/release failures Design, build new cloud security features, prototyping and demonstrating features to users, deploying software through automated systems, and operationally supporting your newly deployed software. Create, maintain, and share technical documentation used by engineers and other team members across the Institute Design and implement DevOps best practices, establishing standards and policies for managing source code and continuous integration/delivery Trouble-shoot and resolve deployment and environmental issues to closure Support continuous improvements to existing infrastructure, tools, and processes             


We invite you to apply if you have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or the equivalent technical degree and 5 years of relevant software development or large systems integration experience with a strong background in automated code testing.

Qualifications include:

A strong understanding of the SDLC, CI/CD, and the Agile software development methodology based on Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, or other frameworks. Experience with deployment automation, dark launches, feature toggle and blue-green deployment Experience with Git, Jenkins, GitLab CI and/or AWS developer tools required Experience with AWS infrastructure and automation required including VPCs, Security Groups, IAM etc. Experience with Continuous Delivery and associated rollback automation Scripting skills required - shell scripts, Python preferred including familiarity with CloudFormation/Terraform, JSON, YAML Experience with developing IaC modules for AWS multi-account framework & AWS organizations AWS Certified Developer – Associate" or "AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional" certification is a preference

U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident is required for ITAR clearance.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package.


TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by October 14, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.


Direct link: AWS DevOps Engineer - #0002253a

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