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Senior DevOps Engineer

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Albany, USA


Albany, USA


Cyber Security


US$ Competitive


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Center for Internet Security

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The primary purpose of the Senior DevOps Engineer is to serve as an Engineering team member to help maintain the infrastructure used to monitor State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) government networks. The focus of this role is on development and architecture of a continuous integration and deployment process, and establishing a best practices culture for DevOps.

What You'll Do

  • Improve, maintain and thoroughly document the DevOps processes from requirements and design to production deployment

  • Analyze related tools for functionality and cohesion, and recommend or develop improvements

  • Support development and production releases and teams, including troubleshooting of release blockers

  • Develop and implement instrumentation for monitoring the health and availability of services including fault detection, alerting, triage, and recovery (automated and manual)

  • Work closely with development teams to create processes and tools that provide immediate feedback on source changes

  • Manage and appropriately escalate delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes associated to the product development initiatives

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field*

  • 3+ years’ experience in DevOps

  • Experience with continuous integration & continuous deployment

  • Solid understanding of Agile development with cross-functional teams (users, developers, product managers, security and compliance)

  • Experience analyzing and resolving performance, scalability and reliability issues

  • Hands-on experience managing both Linux and Windows servers

  • Experience with programming languages such as, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python or Go

  • Strong communication skills

  • The position is open to U.S. citizens and requires a favorably adjudicated DHS Fitness Review for Public Trust Positions**

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


  • Experience building and maintaining production systems on AWS using EC2, RDS, S3, ELB, Cloud Formation, etc. and familiarity interacting with AWS APIs or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge of at least one other cloud hosting solution in addition to AWS (e.g. Azure, Google)

  • Experience in monitoring and setting up alerting for Cloud components

  • Experience with Jenkins, Splunk, Containers (Docker), Ansible and Kubernetes

  • Experience with new development Pipeline technologies

  • Working knowledge of Suricata IDS, IDS signature functionality, structure and implementation

  • Experience with NetFlow generation and analysis technologies

  • Experience with Big Data Systems

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

**Factors that may cause a negative Fitness Review decision include:

  • Criminal Conduct

  • Dishonest Conduct

  • Employment Misconduct

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Drug Use (illegal drug use or use of a legal drug in a manner that deviates from approved medical direction) Additionally, illegal drug use includes the use of drugs that are illegal for federal purposes despite being legal in select states and countries, such as marijuana.)

  • False Statements

  • Financial Issues

  • Have not resided in the US for three (3) of the past five (5) years

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