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Internal Application: DevOps Engineer

DevOps | Fulton, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the AI 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):

Your Mission: Expand your infrastructure skillset with exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Be part of a cutting-edge game development research project by providing essential infrastructure support utilizing DevOps methodologies with Amazon Web Services as the primary cloud service provider. You will be part of a small team of researchers, game developers, and artists who will be leaning on you for your cloud expertise. You will find yourself building on the current infrastructure to deploy docker images in a production-ready manner using ECS/Route53/ELB, as well as using Terraform to manage the infrastructure, and maintaining the full stack web application.  

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

  • Deploy, and update docker images in AWS using ECS.    
  • Building and maintaining customers web application with Node, React, and Express.    
  • Building on the current continuously deployment / continuously integration GitLab pipeline.    
  • Scaling and maintaining GitLab runners.
  • Troubleshoot deployment, infrastructure, and pipeline errors.  
  • Further hardening existing infrastructure by integrating various AWS security services.
  • Attend game development, planning, and design meetings.  
  • Assist customer with future major deployment planning.

You will excel in this role if you are: 

  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help build and stand up a game-changing development environment. 
  • Well-rounded: You appreciate the opportunity to work across multiple technologies such as scripting, development/test/QA tools, cloud, container, and orchestration tools, Linux and Windows operating systems, networking, security, and automation.
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for both commercial and government customers.
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.

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

  • At least 5 years of experience with Linux operating system environments.  
  • At least 3 years of creating, securing, and updating infrastructure in AWS.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of IT concepts such as AAA, security, operating systems, and networking.
  • Experience with configuring and deploying containers.
  • Strong experience with CI/CD orchestration using Gitlab/Jenkins.
  • Experience using Terraform to manage the creation, updating and deletion of infrastructure.
  • Strong experience with automation through use of scripting languages such as Python, Go, or Bash.
  • Experience with Linux configuration management, system administration, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Strong ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills. 
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree).
  • Willingness to gain a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.

Nice to have: 

  • Experience with server-less architecture design and development.
  • Web development using JavaScript and its various frameworks.   
  • AWS Certification at any level.
  • Familiarity with networking technologies and concepts.
  • Familiarity with container orchestration services.

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

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS 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 that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • 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 the 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.

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