System Admin/Cloud and Dev Ops Engineer -

Job Description
Excidion, Inc., a well-established national consulting firm, is looking to hire Full-Stack Sofware Developers and DevOps Consultants with strong expertise in Containerization and Virtualization. This candidate will join a highly skilled team that supports a distinguished federal client based in Alexandria, VA. This job is ONLY available to U.S. Citizens who either already have or are able to successfully obtain a DHS/CBP Security Clearance!

The ideal candidate should have experience work with, and building applications in Docker Containers. This role involves implementing and improving various containerization technology strategies that are already in place at the client. The candidate will work on building, scaling, and monitoring highly complex and mission-critical applications and ensuring our container orchestration infrastructure is highly available.

Candidate should have knowledge about container orchestration tools like Kubernetes and logging/monitoring tools for these orchestration tools. They will also be responsible for building and improving existing application CI/CD pipelines and keeping themselves up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies.

Candidate must have a commitment to continual learning, a very strong work ethic, and the ability to be on call outside of normal work hours. There will be some opportunity for occasional remote work, but majority of this work will be on-site in Alexandria, VA for the next year+ and will subsequently move to Loudoun County.

Job Duties:

Support project execution activities from implementation through operational readiness
Develop and engineer highly available systems on Docker Container Infrastructure (using DockerSwarm and/or Kubernetes)
Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines (Atlassian Bamboo, Ansible, Ruby, etc.)
Provide support for Agile Development and O&M teams in the following areas (DockerInfrastructure, CI/CD and DevOps pipelines, troubleshooting, application performance tuning & analysis, Static Code Analysis, etc.)
Implement and improve monitoring and alerting with tools such as: Prometheus/Grafana, AppDynamics
Provide software development and support of various existing applications written in Java(Spring Boot), Ruby on Rails
Participate in on-call and weekend rotations -- REQUIRED
Performs other duties as required
Required Skills/Experience:

5-7+ years of experience in system design and implementation that directly aligns with the specific duties outlined above for this position. (Required)
Proven design / implementation experience: Docker CE and EE Swarm/Kubernetes
Strong experience in implementing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines such asGitlab/Jenkins/Bamboo (preferred)
Proven experience designing / deploying virtual infrastructure using AWS services(e.g. EC2, ECS, ELB, RDS, EFS, EBS, Route53 & S3 or comparable virtualization / Cloud experience)
Thorough background on general infrastructure components like Networking, Server platforms, storage, application structure (2-tier, 3-tier), Identity,Security (Encryption, PKI), load balancing, etc.
Experience working in a DevOps and Agile Development environment
Working with APM, monitoring, and logging tools (New Relic, Prometheus, DataDog, Splunk)
Prior experience in SQL and working with database technologies like Postgres, MySQL,SQL, DynamoDB is desirable
Must have some experience with JavaScript, XML, Python/Ruby, and/or Java
Understanding of OOP concepts, algorithms and data structures.
Demonstrated experience in scripting and automation is strongly preferred (Python,Shell/Powershell, Ansible, Chef/Puppet)
Experience with Git (GitLab, GitHub, BitBucket)
Experience with project management tools like Jira, Trello.
Proven ability to successfully relate to varying levels of functional and technical personnel
Proven ability to work with software development engineers for problem reproduction and resolution
Ability to inform selection of appropriate open source tools and frameworks.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Education & Professional Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science, management information systems, or other related technical mathematic, scientific, research discipline or related field.
Docker Certified Associate (Preferred)
Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $100,000.00 to $135,000.00 /year


Local candidates only.
Job location will be moving to Ashburn in 2021.