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Senior DevOps Engineer

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Job ID: 201961
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Mar 12, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a talented Senior DevOps Engineer to provide support on our GSA COMET contract. The candidate will work closely with the Product Development, Cloud and Supports teams to ensure the health, stability and security of a production CI/CD platform as well as AWS/Azure Infrastructure. They will also be responsible for building out the CI/CD pipeline (GIT/Jenkins/Ansible).

  • Work on DevOps processes and tools supporting agile application development teams leading to continuous integration, test, and deploy methods.
  • Operate, maintain and support production systems/applications; ensure that the systems are accessible and available
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, determine root causes for the issues that are reported by Tier-1 helpdesk; and resolve associated tickets
  • Assist with application integration and troubleshooting in this infrastructure for a complex application environment, including management of dependencies on services, platforms, and other applications within the cloud infrastructure.
  • Create DevOps process automation and tooling to implement standards and boundaries in a way that empowers the application development teams to help themselves for their infrastructure and deployment needs.
  • Develop, maintain and improve a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) for delivering features, fixes and system updates in development, integration and production environments.
  • Perform release management Develop and maintain a continuous testing suite to validate deliverables and ensure quality.
  • Develop, maintain and improve real-time monitoring and metric development for the production environment to ensure high quality through early detection of issues.
  • Define DevOps best practices for the application development teams and assist them in engaging these processes.
  • Leverage external and internal cloud services features such as elastic capacity auto-scaling, elastic load balancing, right-sizing, disaster recovery strategies, and tiered storage.
  • Implement security best practices and initiatives at all levels of the infrastructure.
  • Ensure maximum uptime of cloud hosted environments, including production, staging, testing and development environments.
  • Keep up to date with developments in technology, and DevOps fields through educational and other information resources and make our team aware of possible applications for new technologies and methods.


Required Education & Experience
  • Bachelors in Computer Science/Engineering or related field and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; May accept 7 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • 5+ years of experience in DevOps environments and development
  • Experience with CI/CD and building test automation frameworks.
  • Previous experience building or maintaining full-stack applications and/or infrastructure.
  • Passion for quality and solving problems in complex computing environments.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Extensive experience with scripting and programming such as Python.
  • Knowledge of test and QA automation frameworks.
  • Experience with AWS and Azure.
  • Willingness to work on a fast-paced team with a "low ego/high performance" culture.
  • Willingness to support a DevOps team (24X7 accessibility for emergency issues on a rotating basis).
  • Skills Required:
    • Linux/Unix Scripting – Experience – Sr. Level
    • Java application troubleshooting – Mid Level
    • SQL Dev [Sybase ASE preferred] – Mid Level
    • Internet Protocols [http, https, ssl, sftp, ftp] – knowledge and working experience
    • JReports – knowledge and working experience is preferred
    • Experience working with JBoss application server management [start, stop, configs, system/access logs]
    • Experience working with Apache web server management [start, stop, configs, system/access logs

Security Requirements

  • Must pass a GSA background check/Public Trust. 

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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