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Springfield, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a DevOps Engineer to support a Federal Program in Springfield, VA.  This is a direct-hire role with our client, a fast-growing Federal Integrator.  An active Top-Secret Clearance is required, will sponsor for CI Polygraph.

Springfield, VA (on-site)

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.
•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:
•5+ 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
•3+ 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

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