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Application/Systems Engineer

Application Engineer | Annapolis Junction, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

As a System Engineer, you will be responsible for DevOps, SRE, SA, SE, and ISSO responsibilities. You will work collaboratively with the team to ensure smooth operations and provide support for various cloud-based systems.

  • Provide DevOps support for application development, ensure applications work within the infrastructure, and be responsible for operations once the initial tool is deployed.
  • Perform Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) tasks to ensure close to 100% uptime and peak application performance. Create dashboards, alerts, thresholds, custom status checks, etc. to improve visibility and insight into the health and status of the application cluster.
  • Perform System Administrator (SA) duties, including working with Linux, logging, monitoring, compliance, etc.
  • Work with ISSO to perform duties associated with the project SSP and be familiar with tools used for scanning and reporting of the objects in the SSP.
  • Design and maintain the project architecture by utilizing tools such as Kubernetes, TerraForm, AWS, Helm, etc.
  • Monitor, maintain, and configure various cloud-based systems supporting the Capabilities Service Center (CSC).
  • Assist in the execution of standard processes, application management, and development and maintenance of documentation and SOPs.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph Clearance
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field + 6 years' experience OR High School + 8 years' experience OR Master's Degree + 4 years
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with Cloud infrastructure and provisioning, knowledge of the purpose and operation of most common cloud services (i.e., compute, storage, memory, networking, load balancing, user access management, key management, and managed databases).
  • Strong experience with Kubernetes (1-2 years) (specifically cluster development, management, monitoring, and optimization), authoring experience with Helm (creating & deploying), BASH scripting, and Linux.
  • Background in Amazon Web Services (AWS), and System network and server administration.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • AWS certification, Python, Ansible, Terraform, OpenStack.
  • Experience with containerization in Docker, Rook-Ceph.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open-door policy. including Vets and Disabled.

COVID Policy: Prospective and successful candidates will be required to adhere with Applied Insight’s COVID-19 policy.