18 days old

Systems Engineer - Platform

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:


The Platform as a Service Engineer position will directly support the US Air Force Space and Missile Center (SMC) Enterprise Ground Service (EGS) SATOPS, Prototyping, and Integration (SPI) program and its goal to deploy a universal command and control architecture aimed at eliminating restrictions by continuously delivering enterprise tactical command and control services and applications that, when integrated with mission partner unique services and applications through the use of system engineering principles, will fully enable today's modern warfighter.

The successful Systems engineer in this position will have a breadth of experience in automated infrastructure and platform configuration (IaC and PaC), provisioning of cloud OS level infrastructure, and building/maintaining runtime environments, operating systems, and platform services. Applicants should be familiar with common DevSecOps and container orchestration technologies, multiple OSes, and deployment and orchestration methodologies to include supporting full CI/CD toolchains. Will have delivered and maintained runtime environments for use by developers and deployed applications in private datacenters and/or public/commercial cloud computing infrastructures. The platform engineer will work on a scrum team with a US Government product owner.

Position Responsibilities

  • Using enterprise automation tools (such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, etc.) to deploy and maintain complex environments like IaC (Infrastructure as code) and PaC (Platform as code).
  • Employing the latest technologies to support CI/CD in virtualized and/or cloud environments
  • Deploying and supporting various environments within AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Deployment and support of common on-prem infrastructure orchestration technologies targeting infrastructures based on OpenStack, vSphere or similar.

Minimum Security Clearance

  • The ability to obtain a Department of Defense Top Secret Security Clearance.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience working with common cloud infrastructure providers, private cloud infrastructure, or enterprise virtualization platforms. Examples include AWS, Azure, VMWare Cloud Foundation, Openstack etc.
  • Automation experience using technologies such as Bash, Python, Terraform, Ansible, Packer, and Puppet.
  • Knowledge and understanding of containers and container orchestration.
  • Ability to work closely with the Cybersecurity teams to ensure successful and compliant implementation and delivery via automation.
  • Agile mindset and likes to tackle complex problems and take initiative and responsibility.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct hands-on experience with common container orchestration technologies - Kubernetes, OpenShift, Rancher, GKS, AWS EKS, etc.
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as Splunk and Elk Stack.
  • Experience deploying and working with message bus solutions like RabbitMQ or ActiveMQ.
  • Experience deploying and working with endpoint protection solutions.
  • Active and direct experience with securing systems to DoD standards via automation.
  • Active DoD TS/SSBI or SCI Clearance

Education and Training Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related discipline.

Minimum Years of Experience

  • 12+ of computer systems design, integration, and maintenance, with at least 2 years of experience with DevOps orchestration.

The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $145,000.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.


Posted: 2021-09-30 Expires: 2021-11-14

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