Senior DevOps Engineer

Washington, DC
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
What is SOLUTE?SOLUTE, Inc. is a cutting-edge engineering firm focused on bringing modern technologies and approaches to mission critical systems in the US Department of Defense. Our efforts have defined the DevOps approach for the US Navy and our projects will determine the next 10 years of software development and continuous delivery for satellite systems, submarines, mission planning and signals intelligence applications.What is a DevOps Engineer at SOLUTE?DevOps engineers at SOLUTE are effective problem solvers that focus on automating manual processes and improving the overall software development cycle. We develop against a large variety of systems depending on our Customers requirements and enable them for future success through well-built CI/CD pipelines. Because of our focus on enablement and transition to our customer environments we do not have after hours or on call SRE support. Our DevOps engineers come from a variety of backgrounds including systems engineering, software engineering, and system administration.Why would you want to work at SOLUTE?SOLUTE seeks out opportunities that allow our engineers to work with modern and innovative technologies in impactful projects. Our solutions are built for use in mission critical systems and often are subject to interesting and challenging constraints. For example, we often build solutions that must operate effectively in offline or difficult to reach environments while maintaining reproducibility, maintainability, and security.What are some examples of work I could be a part of?SOLUTE has been brought in to support, guide, and develop all aspects of digital transformation to a DevSecOps culture to include training, CI/CD pipeline development, platform architecture design and development, and mission application capability development. We are leveraging modern technologies such as containerization, distributed proxying, and dynamic service discovery to bring the very best technology to our nations defenses.What are some key technologies you will work with?The exact technical stack varies from solution to solution but, there are a few technologies we often reach for when exploring a new problem:Linux is the most common development and deployment platform we encounterTerraform is our go-to infrastructure automation toolAnsible is the most common configuration management tool you will seeGit is the primary source control system we use for our projectsOpenShift/Kubernetes are our usual choices for container managementWhat are we looking for in a senior engineer?First and foremost, a senior engineer should be able to operate independently based on a set of tasks assigned to them. Secondly, a senior engineer at SOLUTE must evaluate technical decisions within the context of the larger project. They need to analyze the rippling impacts of technical decisions and they impact other system components. Furthermore, a senior level candidate should be willing and able to mentor other engineers in the organization. Our senior engineers are typically seen as prime technical resources and must be willing to share their opinions and experiences effectively.We also have junior and mid-level positions available for candidates that want to grow into a senior-level position.RequirementsWhat are the key requirements?You must be able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance (Secret)Comfortable in a Linux development environmentExperience with a configuration management tool such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.Experience with an Infrastructure-as-Code tool such as Terraform or CloudFormationWhat will differentiate my application?RedHat CertificationAmazon Web Services CertificationExperience with any tools in our typical stack such as OpenShift / Kubernetes, Jenkins, Hashicorp tools (Terraform, Packer, Nomad, Consul, Vault), Ansible, etc.Experience working with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google, etc.) BS Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related fieldAn active DoD Security Clearance Experience working on Military systems BenefitsBenefits include:Medical, Dental and VisionLife and A&D coverageEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)401(k) Plan with company matching contributionsPaid Time Off (PTO) and 10 paid HolidaysEducational AssistanceHighly Competitive SalarySOLUTE is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or Jobble

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