DevOps / Systems Engineer IV

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Job Description

What's it like realizing your potential at an innovative company that takes on some of the world's most important challenges? Rewarding. As a member of our Defense Intelligence Technology team, you will join a diverse group of driven professionals who design the products and systems that support enhanced military capabilities, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. With us, you will be able to make an impact while you hone your skills and grow in your career.

We are looking for a DevOps Systens Engineer to add their skills to our team supporting infrastructure services and enterprise engineering efforts for DIA IT Infrastructure Services and networks. This is an exciting and dynamic job opportunity where you will support a dynamic operational customer, and help advance the United States military's analytic and operational capabilities.

In this job, you will:
• Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards,
developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis
• Ultimately responsible for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility
• Establish state-of-the-art techniques for designing, developing, modifying, and troubleshooting highly complex computer operating hardware system
• Design operating/hardware systems; formulate system concepts and architecture, specific requirements, and develop implementation approaches.
• Identify and direct resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues; subject matter expert on emerging technologies; direct the development of systems specifications and technical documentation
• Conduct and/or approve end-to-end system trade analyses to optimize system operations over its life-cycle through the proper balance of non-functional system performance areas
• Provide expert guidance and direction to Government and Vendor senior level technicians and managers; interact with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts; communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives
• Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology; provide recommendations for continuous improvement; work alongside other engineers on the team to sustain and advance the organization's capabilities
• Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, analyst, project managers, and other engineers
• May work individually or as a key member of a senior leadership team
• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Analyze, design, and develop tests and test-automation suites
• Guide users in formulating requirements, advise alternative approaches, and conduct feasibility studies
• Analyze user's requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications and documentation; analyze system requirements and lead design and development activities
• Guide system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans
• Design and develop a processing platform using various configuration management technologies
• Test software development methodology in an agile environment
• Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
Troubleshoot complex problems and provide customer support for software systems and application issues
• Oversee and monitor performance across several disciplines, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma + 12 years
• Associate's Degree + 10 years
• Bachelor's Degree + 8 years
• Master's Degree + 6 years
• PhD + 4 years
Active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph
8570 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II certification (Security+ or other) Training and Certifications

Required Experience includes
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience 8-10 years of related software development experience
• Hands-on development experience.
• Extensive experience with Redhat and/or Centos
• Demonstrated experience in server builds using automated mechanism
• Demonstrated experience with Ansible playbooks or puppet modules for virtual and physical instance provisioning, configuration management, patching, and software development
• Demonstrated experience with Ansible or Puppet
• Demonstrated experience with Gitlab
• Demonstrated experience deploying Docker engines in virtualized platforms for containerization of multiple apps


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelors degree in a STEM field
Active TS/SCI clearance with CI polygraph

Preferred Skills:
• Possess 3-5 years of experience and familiarity with the following software/tools:
- Infrastructure automation technologies like Docker, Vagrant, etc.
- Build automation technologies like Maven, Jenkins, etc.
- Monitoring technologies like Nagios, Ganglia, etc.
- Modern programming languages like Java, Python, etc.
- Building APIs and services using REST, SOAP, etc.
- Elastic Search and relational database
• DevOps experience building and deploying cloud infrastructure with technologies like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
• Hands-on experience with data formats including XML, PCAP, images, and media
• Hands-on experience with Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Map Reduce, Spark, Rabbit MQ, Kafka, Flume
• Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks
• Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
• Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.