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DevOps System Engineer

Job ID 4262 Date posted 08/13/2018
Location VA - Crystal City
Job Description


This BI&A PRIME contract is seeking a DevOps Systems Engineer to join a team which is responsible for provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This teams participates in technical research and development enabling continuing innovation within the infrastructure and ensuring system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

         DevOps Systems Engineer duties include:  

  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, operating system, storage, applications, in accordance with standards and operational requirements.

  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.

  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.

  • Research and recommend innovative, and where applicable automate, approaches for system administrations tasks.

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled job.

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communication with impacted constituencies.

  • Apply OS patches and upgrades, upgrade system administration tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.

  • Perform on-going performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related Technical Field.Four years of relevant experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s Degree.


  • 5+ years experience performing and providing technical support to hardware, software, and applications.

  • Experience  developing technical documentation.

  • Excellent knowledge of Linux systems (Amazon Linux) including configuration, troubleshooting, and automation.

        Technical experience to include:

  • 3+ years managing Amazon Web Services (CloudFormation, EC2, S3, ELB, ASG, etc.) is required, as well as a solid understanding of the different services AWS provides

  • Experience with container systems (Docker) and container orchestration (e.g. EC2 Container Service, Kubernetes, Mesos).

  • Experience with code repositories (Git), continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Maven or Gradle)

  • Strong professional experience automating AWS configuration, build and deployments using Ansible, CloudFormation, SaltStack or other equivalents

  • Understanding of AWS VPC, network management, and datacenter operations

  • Monitoring automation; make sure that the correct monitors are deployed at the application level so that any failures can be quickly detected and repaired.

  • Work closely with the development teams to provide high quality, highly available, and dynamic solutions.

  • Fluency in at least on scripting/code language such as Ruby, Shell, Python, or Java.

  • Solid web infrastructure fundamentals: TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, cashing REST, and scale out.

  • Experience implementing and supporting Continuous Integration processes.

BI&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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