Location: Ashburn, VA

Clearance: DHS Public Trust Clearance

This FULL TIME position will be the KEY to our continuous integration and delivery of secure software solutions and you will be essential to that success! As the Senior DevSecOps Engineer, you will be collaborating with all development teams to extend and implement a robust CI/CD and application security pipeline leveraging best practices for our state-of-the-art cloud solutions that will help lower cost of our support services and improve our customer support.

As the lead DevSecOps Engineer, you will interface with the DevSecOps Architect to assist in developing the strategy, design, develop, and maintain build pipelines and methods to monitor our Kubernetes on premise and cloud targeted development, test/staging, and production environments. You are focused on automation and are passionate about creating best in class tooling for our Developers, Integration, Cybersecurity, and Operations teams. You will work collaboratively with the department and functional groups across the organization. This position will be 75% remote, allowing you to reside within the Washington DC metro area (where the program is managed). On-site interaction with colleagues and Client personnel at the Ashburn, VA location is expected one to two days a month.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establishes CI/CD and DevSecOps execution plan to maximize performance and quality;
  • Establishes associated standards (for areas such as build and deployment processes, data pipeline between software development tools through deployment to Kubernetes pods, etc.);
  • Ensures CI/CD and DevSecOps capabilities/processes aligns with DHS/CBP policies, establish security architecture that includes, but not limited to, automation, where best suited and ensure processes and implementation account for data separation, environment separation (dev, test, prod), and separation of user and privilege user roles;
  • Applies CI/CD for defining & operating the configuration management process to handle Non-Production and Production environments;
  • Builds CI/CD based version control, automated builds, and release management that align with DHS and CBP requirements;
  • Documents the programs enterprise CI/CD and DevSecOps strategy, high level data flow, establishes an end-to-end data management/ technical architecture, integrates with the right tools (Jira, Jenkins, Selenium, ANSIBLE, GitLab, Docker, etc.), and provides corresponding roadmaps. Including drafting and editing of existing documentation as well as coordinating documents with subject matter experts within contract program and software development teams;
  • Facilitates solutions to integrate a more automated code analysis validation process, where possible;
  • Leads and manages CI/CD and DevSecOps implementation across a matrixed team; tracking and managing solutions, status updates, schedules and risks; daily collaboration efforts are expected;
  • Communicates with senior leadership and potentially with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 12+ years of prior experience, additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Must be a US Citizen, must meet eligibility requirements for a position of public trust and will be subject to a government initiated security investigation
  • A minimum of three years of DevSecOps experience.
  • Experience in defining an enterprise data platform strategy and establishing an end-to-end CI/CD program;
  • Experience setting up and maintaining the full DevSecOps practice and processes;
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline automation tools, cloud environments and associated cloud deployments and network stack/protocols; knowledgeable in building and working with Docker or similar containers;
  • Ability to work in agile environment and collaborate with other teams/groups in a fast-paced agile environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good team player who shares knowledge and experience with team members; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; capable of working under deadlines with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • U.S. Federal government consulting DevSecOps experience preferred;
  • Has in-depth understanding of Kubernetes/Open Source/Red Hat cloud technologies;
  • Any of the following DevSecOps related certifications are desired: Certified Professional – DevOps Foundation (CP-DOF), Certified Professional (CP) DevSecOps, or Certified DevSecOps Professional (CDP)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university preferred;
  • Holds an active Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Public Trust Clearance