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Ansible Automation Engineer

Job ID: 218520
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

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.   This is a remote position.

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.

Qualifications

Required Experience, Skills, & Attributes

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 9 years of experience.  May accept additional years of 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.

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

  • Must be able to obtain an Interim Secret Clearance to start work.
  • Must be eligible to obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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