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Job ID: 2011853
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Position Description:

This position is in support of the Department of State (DOS) as a part of the Vanguard 2.2.1 contract. A current TS security clearance is required for consideration.  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.

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 Experience/Skills/Attributes:


  • 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.


    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.


Clearance Requirement: TOP SECRET (Active)



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