Join our Talent Network >

Ansible Automation Engineer

This job posting is no longer active.

Job ID: 2313845
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 4, 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
Benefits: Click here

Share: mail

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 Automation Platform and RedHat . The candidate will work as part of a team automating data center infrastructure and operations problems.

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. Associate is currently expected onsite 2 days/week.

Description of Duties

Execute the duties and responsibilities as a member of the DOS Operations team:

  • Develop, test, and deploy Ansible playbooks.
  • Collect requirements, analyze solution, and create recommendation and track Agile stories.
  • Work collaboratively with the other Operations engineering team to create and deploy automation solutions for Cisco, MFNA, ServiceNow and other distributed data center technologies.
  • Administer Ansible infrastructure, perform maintenance and configuration and provide SME level support.
  • Provide technical documentation, procedures, and technical support to Ops concerning automation solution usage.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test, and production environments for identified infrastructure.
  • Update system documentation, diagrams and Standard Operation Procedures as needed.


Required Experience & Education

  • BS and 9 years of experience; MS and 7 years of 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 tools experience).
  • Strong experience coding and scripting (PowerShell, Bash, Batch files, etc.)
  • Strong experience with RHEL 6 or RHEL 7, Windows 2016 / 2020 System / Server 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
  • Ability to obtain an Interim Secret Clearance

Desired Experience, Skills, & Attributes

  • Strong background in VMWare administration.
  • Knowledge of VMWare Integrated Openstack or Openstack.
  • Cloud technologies with an emphasis on Azure services.
  • LAN/WAN networking experience.
  • Experience with 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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

Share: mail

Are you an SAIC Employee?

Please apply through the internal career site here >