Job Description

Systems Administrator

Contract 3+ years 40 hours weekly.

Must obtain a Secret Clearance/Interim

Onsite requirements: There is a strong preference for a candidate that is fairly local to Lexington to come onsite at a regular cadence. However, the Group is willing to review candidates in the New England/NY/NJ area. The candidate would be able to work predominantly remote but would need to be willing to drive up to Lexington for possibly 2 visits a month (2 or 3 days at a time).

The Client will pay expenses as needed. Candidates that are not local to Massachusetts/New England/NY/NJ should either be relocating to MA or one of those locations. At this time, candidates that don't currently live or aren't able to move to the greater New England area are not being considered. 

We are in need of a DevSecOps Specialist who will support the modification and sustainment of a DevSecOps pipeline and deployment of software. This DevSecOps pipeline supports many software development efforts in the Embedded and Open Systems Group.

One area of significant focus for the Embedded and Open Systems Group is the application of modern software engineering principles and commercial best practices to define and prototype open architecture solutions, that provide mission critical capabilities to the warfighter. This combination of approaches enables the flexible composition of sensors, processors, ground stations, and command centers. This work feeds into open architecture standards which ensure seamless information transfer between system components and subsystem-level upgradability. We succeed by participating in all phases of the program, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology.

Requirements:
- Experience with DevOps workflows and common CI/CD tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, Unit testing frameworks, Artifactory, Maven, etc.)
- Experience with Git, Git workflows, and common git server products such as BitBucket, GitHub, GitLab, etc.
- Experience supporting common open-source application stacks (web services, big data, etc.)
- Proficiency writing scripts for maintenance and automation in a variety of languages (e.g. Bash, Python).
- Experience with common configuration management tools (Ansible, Terraform, etc.)
- Familiarity with JIRA / Confluence
- Linux and vsphere system administration
- Install, configure, and support primarily RHEL virtualization platforms
- Experience with container technology (Docker, Podman, etc.)
- Strong knowledge of automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications ideally with hands on experience with Kubernetes, etc.
- Experience leveraging third party Cloud Service Providers (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:
- Experience with VMWare VM management, AWS, Azure
- Hands on experience as a Linux administrator (RHEL 7 Linux)
- Proficiency in a current programming language such as Java or Python
- Proficiency in managing Big Data software stacks and architectures (Hortonworks HDP, HDF, Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Redis, NiFi. Ambari)
- Strong understanding of web application architecture for high performing and scalable applications.
- STIG CyberSecurity Methodologies
- Knowledge of IP Networking including VPC's, VPN's, VRF, DNS, load-balancing, and firewalls.
-Active secret clearance desired
- Certifications:
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
- AWS Certified Developer – Associate
- Redhat Certified System Administrator
- Certified Kubernetes Administrator
- CompTIA’s Security + CE
- ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Education and Experience:
Bachelors and 3 years of directly related experience

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