Apex Systems has a great opportunity with one of our top DOD clients for a role as a DevOps/Cloud Engineer. This will be an on-site position on Fort Liberty, NC. All candidates must hold either active Secret or Top Secret Clearance. Please reach out to Cameron at email@example.com for more information.
As a DevOps Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for distributed and managed services, automating the installation, configuration, and maintenance of platform services. You will manage system tuning for reliability and efficiency and guide and manage software releases for new features and support users through consolidation. Occasionally performs the administrative operation of server hardware and software. Ensures system security and executes practices and procedures. Troubleshoots system related problems. Remains current in operating systems/software analysis and technological developments and applications. Recommends future direction or projects to management. Provides expertise and direction in the development or modification of software programs and applications to enhance an operating system.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
5 years of IT and/or software experience.
3 years experience working in production Amazon Web Services environments
DOD 8570 IAT Level II required (Level III preferred)
In depth understanding of DevOps methodologies and working within Agile teams
Worked with Concourse, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity or other Continuous Integration tools
Experience working within virtualized environments
Experience with virtual networking appliances and related technologies (NGINX, HAProxy, F5, AWS ALB/NLB, TLS/SSL)
Experience working with Git-centric workflows
Experience in release management
Competent to work at a high technical level on all phases of systems engineering activities
Excellent communication and briefing skills; shows tact; effective listening skills and follow through
Solid worth ethic and the ability to work in a mission critical environment
Detail oriented and organized; possess holistic understanding of IT systems
Provides technical guidance and leadership to engineers with less experience
Proficient composing Linux automation scripts (shell/BASH)
Experience working with container technologies (Docker, rkt, containerd, and/or lxd)
3 years of Kubernetes experience as it relates to maintaining clusters and deploying applications hosted on Kubernetes clusters
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in multiple public cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
Experience with a platform as a service product such as Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, or similar
In-depth working knowledge writing Ansible playbooks
Experience managing and deploying applications in an air-gapped environment
Experience working with complex IDaM requirements and technologies (e.g. Active Directory, SAML, openLDAP, hardware tokens, OAuth 2.0, OIDC, etc.)
Understanding of systems monitoring, alerting and analytics especially at the container level with APM and/or other tools such as Splunk, ELK, Prometheus, etc.)
Experience working with Windows automation (PowerShell)
Experience working with Gitlab for SDLC (CI/CD) functionality
Experience working with collaboration tools such as Jira, Confluence, Discourse. Rocketchat
Experience using Rancher to manage Kubernetes clusters and Kubernetes-hosted applications
Experience implementing and maintaining a robust PKI infrastructure within a DOD context
Ability to write rudimentary APIs and/or write automation to interact with existing APIs
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