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Ansible Automation Engineer

Job ID: 2301760
Location: BELTSVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


This position is in support of the Department of State (DOS) as a part of the Vanguard 2.2.1 contract. The candidate will be responsible for the development of automation solutions utilizing Ansible Core and Ansible Tower.  The candidate will work as part of a team automating distributed data center infrastructure and cloud solutions.

The position may allow temporary hybrid remote work due to Covid-19.  Position may be called back onsite at any time at the customer's request.

Description of Duties

Execute the duties and responsibilities as a member of the Global IT Modernization (GITM) Virtual Infrastructure Team (VI) at the DOS IRM bureau. 

  • Develop Ansible playbooks and modules.
  • Work collaboratively with the GITM engineering team to create and deploy Ansible solutions for a distributed data center infrastructure environment.
  • Administer Ansible infrastructure, perform maintenance and configuration and provide SME level support.
  • Provide technical support to GITM Ops concerning automation solution usage.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test, and production environments.
  • Update system and process documentation and user guides as needed diagrams and SOPs as needed.


Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; may accept additional experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience with Ansible Core and Ansible Tower. (Experience with Ansible strongly preferred, however open to other DevOps (Chef, Salt, Puppet) tools experience).
  • Strong experience coding and scripting (PowerShell, Bash, Batch files, etc.)
  • Strong experience with RHEL 6, RHEL 7, Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 System Administration.
  • Strong knowledge of Source Code Control Systems (Git).
  • Experience leading system integration projects as the technical lead.
  • Experience working with customers to capture/document requirements.

Required Clearance

  • US Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Desired Experience, Skills, & Attributes

  • Strong background in VMWare administration.
  • Knowledge of VMWare Integrated Openstack or Openstack.
  • Experience with Citrix 6.x or greater.
  • Cloud technologies with an emphasis on Azure or Amazon Web Services.
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service architecture (BluePrints, etc)
  • LAN/WAN networking experience.
  • Windows 2020 and Windows 2022 experience
  • Experience with Windows Server Administration and Active Directory expertise

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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