Clearance Requirement: DoD Secret clearance or ability to obtain interim Secret clearance prior to start date

    Telework: primarily remote, but candidates must be within commuting distance to Scott AFB, IL or Ft. Meade, MD for on-site support.


    The Defense Group at RMantras seeks a DevOps Software Engineer for the Global Solutions Management. The selected candidate will be a key member of the Special Projects Innovations team, working hands-on with a team of software engineers, and will provide technical expertise in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), DevOps and Software Configuration Management in support of the automated and rapid delivery of innovative solutions to a cloud-based environment.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Develop automated CI/CD build/deployment pipelines using Cloudbees/Jenkins, Artifactory, OpenShift/Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible and Bitbucket.
    • Lead software configuration management (SCM) release planning and version control, providing SCM support throughout a software product's life cycle (initial software development through promotion to Test, QA and Production Environments).
    • Plan and manage parallel software development and release cycles as well as provide SCM for a large, distributed development network with remote partners, ensuring the consistency and reliability of software builds.
    • Provide technical direction, leadership, guidance, and training on CM processes to a team of software engineers, ensuring congruence of the various infrastructure, software, configurations and interfaces maintained under configuration control
    • Develop automated tests using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
    • Design, develop, document, test and deploy software written in Python, JavaScript, Java and SQL.
    • Deploy, configure, test, troubleshoot, maintain, update/upgrade of Kafka and Elastic clusters and environments.
    • Work with an Agile team, attend daily scrums and demonstrate working software while collaborating with a geographically distributed (remote) team, communicating, and collaborating frequently with teammates to ensure successful completion of project objectives.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve installation, infrastructure, and system issues.
    • Proactively and independently identify, report, monitor, and mitigate technical risks.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline and 2-15+ years of prior relevant experience.
    • Strong working knowledge of Git and experience with development workflows in Bitbucket or an equivalent tool.
    • Experience designing, building, and deploying DevOps pipelines with Bitbucket, Git, Jenkins, Artifactory and Ansible (or equivalent tools).
    • Experience designing and implementing application deployment pipelines and developing software in a containerized environment with Kubernetes and Docker (OpenShift experience is a plus).
    • Full software lifecycle automation experience (design, development, test, deployment), including deployment to a production environment.
    • Experience designing and building automated software testing pipelines using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
    • Previous SCM experience, including release planning, managing software baselines, merging branches, and producing software builds
    • Experience designing, developing, and deploying software in a cloud environment (AWS is a plus).
    • Strong experience working on a UNIX command line platform.
    • Strong communication skills that enable proactive and effective collaboration with a virtual team, including the ability to clearly articulate status and present to both customers and program leadership.
    • DoD Secret clearance or ability to obtain interim Secret clearance prior to start date
    • Security+ certification or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT II certification within 60 days of start date

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience developing and deploying software in a DoD environment (DISA experience is a plus), including experience building and deploying software applications that meet DoD security standards and updating applications and code to meet security scans and security implementation guidelines (e.g., STIGs).
    • Experience with Atlassian tools, including Bitbucket integrations with JIRA and Confluence.
    • Experience integrating code review systems into the SCM process.
    • Experience with static code analysis, particularly security scans.
    • Experience working remotely with a geographically dispersed team.
    • Experience working as part of an Agile software development team.