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Sr. DevOps Engineer

Job Title:

Sr. DevOps Engineer


Arlington, VA


Information Technology


1 year

Job Description:

DevOps Engineer


The infrastructure and DevOps Engineer will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of cloud infrastructure and software using AWS. This individual will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual will ensure that cloud infrastructure, operating systems, software systems, DevOps and related procedures adhere to all applicable security regulations.


This individual will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of development. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions.


Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, result-driven individuals who can take ownership of a project and can work well without direct oversight.  They must have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills.




·         Install, configure and support Operating Systems - Redhat/CentOS Linux


·         Responsible for cloud infrastructure and software, including maintenance, support and updates


·         Maintain and update Infrastructure documentation


·         Create and maintain the DevOps environment that includes the following tools Jenkins, , Chef, Ansible, Packer, AWS CloudFormation, BitBucket


·         Provide assistance with scripts (writing, troubleshooting) to accomplish system administration tasks as needed


·         Provide general system administration support


·         Participate in deployment and configuration management activities


·         Assists with the configuration and testing of additional inter-domain networking and alternate path and/or dynamic reconfiguration. Activities may include:


o   Configure and test any inter-domain networking


o   Configure and test alternate pathing and/or dynamic reconfiguration


o   Compilation and documentation of inter-domain networking, alternate pathing and/or dynamic reconfiguration activities in an operational guide.


·         Provides expertise to address architectural and process initiatives. Activities may include:


o   Assist with the planning, evaluation and implementation of enterprise systems re-architecture/system refresh.


o   Evaluate and recommend new environment architecture including cluster redesign, virtualization options, filesystem design.


o   Address backup architecture and the use of technologies such as clones, snaps, and so forth


o   Assist with customer server performance issues


o   Serve as lead technical liaison in technical meetings


·         Develops and maintains documention required for operational procedures, troubleshooting aids, and technical analyses for products, features, and capabilities.



Job Requirements:

 Requirements and Experience Guidelines:



·         Experience with Chef, Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, BitBucket, Packer


·         AWS System administration experience required


o   Demonstrated understanding of System Administration for AWS Unix servers


o   Experience with RDS, CloudFormation, and/or DynamoDB services desired


  • Network administration experience desired


  • Knowledge Tomcat servers in AWS environment


·         Knowledge of web technologies, prefer ably Apache/Tomcat


·         Understanding of backup and disaster recovery processes and configuration


·         Has experience setting up Continuous Integration and continuous deployment environments


·         Ability to provision individual machines/environments from configuration


·         Experience with rolling deployment


·         Strong troubleshooting skills to resolve Infrastructure related problems


·         Experience with source control, unit test, continuous integration tools will be a plus

·         Ability to learn new technologies quickly

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