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DevOps Engineer - Secret Clearance

Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Posted: 11/28/2023 Industry: Engineering, Information Technology Job Number: 49015

Job Description

Kavaliro has partnered with a client who is seeking a DevOps Engineer with an Active Secret Clearance to support the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service Program based out of Colorado Springs, CO. 
  • The DevOps Engineer develops, documents and maintains architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems.
  • Develops and maintains code and integrates software components into a fully functional software system.
  • Develops software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met.
  • Performs software project management and software supplier management functions.
  • Develops, selects, tailors and deploys software processes, tools and metrics.
  • Executes and documents software research and development projects.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for software domains, system-specific issues, processes and regulations.
  • Tracks and evaluates software team and supplier performance to ensure product and process conformance to project plans and industry standards.
  • Works under general direction.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Support Agile development teams to delivering an end-to-end automation of deployment, monitoring, and infrastructure management in a cloud environment. Decompose complex requirements and capabilities into executable discrete user stories
  • Perform Windows and Linux system administration
  • Use a variety of scripting and automation technologies including bash, groovy, python, terraform, ansible, helm, docker to configure development, testing and production environments
  • Employ GitOps techniques and tooling (e.g. ArgoCO, Flux, Fleet) to declaratively manage environments
  • Deploy, configure, monitor, troubleshoot, upgrade and maintain kubernetes clusters (microk8s, rke2, rancher) and microservice deployments
  • Deploy, configure, monitor, troubleshoot, upgrade and maintain a wide variety of CI/CD and Agile Team tooling including JFrog Artifactory, Nexus Repository, GitLab CI, Jenkins, Bitbucket, SonarQube, Confluence, Jira, and similar tools
  • Perform tasks across a wide spectrum of environments include AWS, DoD Private Clouds, and on-premise data centers
  • Work together with program vendors, development teams, and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Demonstrate excellent collaboration, communication and coordination skills
  • Be positive with a growth mindset, embracing collaboration, challenges and ambiguity in a complex technical environment

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

This position is expected to be on-site in Colorado Springs 3+ days a week using a hybrid approach.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
  • 7+ years of professional software development and broad engineering experience.
  • 5+ years of software development experience with a backend programming language such as Python, C++, Java or C#
  • 2+ years of experience with microservice architectures utilizing Kubernetes for container orchestration
  • 2+ years of experience using automation tools (e.g. Docker, Terraform, and Ansible) to deploy/configure infrastructure and applications
  • Experience with logging (e.g. Elasticsearch, Splunk) and performance analysis (e.g. Kibana, Grafana) tools
  • Experience with Identity Management and PKI Integration
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery/Deployment pipelines and concepts
  • Experience working in an Agile or Kanban software development environment utilizing the Atlassian Suite for documentation and project management

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • A passion for distributed systems and microservice architectures.
  • Experience with complex systems containing many integrated components.
  • Experience with open-source software development experience.
  • Experience with fine tuning Kubernetes and the underlying host OS for optimal performance in a low-latency environment.
  • Experience troubleshooting software and network integration during platform deployments
  • Proven ability to plan, schedule, and deliver quality software.
  • Experience and ability to support Government security requirements and best practices for software delivery involving system accreditation
Kavaliro provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Kavaliro is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Kavaliro will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please respond to this posting to connect with a company representative.


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