Automation Engineer Years of Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience. Candidates must be US citizens and able to obtain and maintain a government clearance. Z, INC. (dba Z FEDERAL) is seeking a full-time Automation Engineer to support one of our Federal Government customers in Washington, DC. Must be a US citizen and pass a background investigation. Responsibilities Include but not limited to: Provides highly technical and specialized guidance, and solutions to, complex information systems challenges. Has specialized experience in current and emerging technologies including Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Business Intelligence technologies. Analyzes, designs, codes, and tests system software components, databases, and applications possessing a wide range of capabilities. Develops plans, analyzes the problem and information to be processed; defines the problem, and develops system requirements and program/technical specifications; develops programs, tests, debugs, and refines the software; prepares program and customer-level documentation; enhances and maintains software; and provides technical direction to junior programmers. Provides references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation and training users. Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Has substantive experience in the specific analysis and programming discipline(s) described in an actual task order proposal. Build and maintain DevOps Automation strategies working with the Systems Admin and Architecture. Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrate experience across several of the following areas: Experience leveraging continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline tools (eg, Azure DevOps, CircleCI, Jenkins, TFS) Strong Scripting Experience (bash, perl, python) Command line familiarity on GIT and other version control tools at the (GIT, subversion, Jira) Knowledge of Container Ecosystems (Kubernetes, AKS, Openshift, Docker) Strong Agile background Excellent oral and written communication skills Bachelor's Degree from accredited university Optional Experience: Cloud Formation, Terraform, Puppet, Ansible or other Configuration Management Tools Z FEDERAL is a professional services firm located in Greenbelt, MD. Founded in 1983 to provide IT and management consulting services to the Federal Government, we have established a proven track record of reliable performance in the Federal marketplace. Z FEDERAL has a history of long-term commitment to our Federal customers and our employees. Z FEDERAL offers: Ownership via ESOP Self-directed 401K Up to four weeks of paid time off (PTO) 10 paid federal holidays Other forms of leave such as military leave Full Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision Life Insurance Performance-based bonuses Tuition Reimbursement Incentive and referral bonuses Commuter benefits Professional Development and Training Years of Service Reward and Recognition Program Professional Development Z FEDERAL 's commitment to employee growth and development is proven and valued by our staff. We want our employees to excel, grow professionally and take on increasingly responsible roles. Through tuition, certification and continuing education reimbursement, our online knowledge base to expand yours, our employees have a breadth of tools to enhance their skills and grow their careers.