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Python Engineer (Dev Ops) with TS/SCI Clearance in Springfield at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Springfield
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/13/2019
  • Job ID:
    2018-50613

Job Description

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems.

1. Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

2. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

3. Participates in the upgrading of operating systems and design of systems enhancements.

4. Provides input for documentation on new or existing systems.

5. Develops and conducts tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.

6. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

7. Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

8. Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

9. May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers.

10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

11. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Position Description

This position supports the program’s Elastic as a Service (EaaS) team to provide quality cost effective search solutions to the client. As part of the EaaS Team, various expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment both on premise as well as in the cloud.

The Engineer will actively participate with Scrum development teams and meetings. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible for working with a highly functional team developing and automating data ingest, optimizing system and search performance, integration with enterprise authentication services, and establishing/improving system monitoring while maintaining established security protocols development, test, and production systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team to define task breakdowns and effort estimates; as well as preparing design and test documents.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Continue development and maintenance of an authorization proxy written in Python.
  • Architect, build and maintain on premise and/or cloud infrastructure to support team and customer initiatives
  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services, optimize for cost efficiencies/authentication/search, etc)
  • Administer production, staging and development environments
  • Monitor and analyze system performance, such as server load and resource usage
  • Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes using CI/CD tools
  • Apply configuration management disciplines to maintain software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
  • Enforce best practices for security and reliability, and drive security initiatives, like access control and vulnerability testing
  • Work with A&A Teams to maintain security requirements for operation of systems
  • Perform routine equipment checks and preventative maintenance
  • Maintain up to date documentation of designs/configurations
  • Work with other service providers to support areas of common interest
  • On-call support may be required

Job Requirements

5-8 years of related systems engineering experience.

Required Skills:

  • Experience working within Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
  • Strong Understanding of DevOps and software/application development processes
  • Experience with GitLab, Jenkins, Nexus, and other DevOps/Continuous Integration tools
  • Experience with cloud orchestration tools (i.e. SALT, Chef, Ansible)
  • Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Google, Azure
  • Experience with Python framework and Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of network technologies, common infrastructure components, load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised

Desired

  • Experience building Amazon EC2 instances and S3 buckets for development, test, and production environments
  • Experience working with Elasticsearch
  • Experience working with API Management tools (APIGEE, Kong, etc)
  • Experience working closely with software development teams
  • Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. IAM, S3 bucket, Cloud Trail, SSH, VPN, etc.)
  • Ability to write and use unit and functional testing

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.



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