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BAE Systems

DevOps Engineer

Arlington, VA

Job Description
Embark on a journey of innovation with BAE Systems' Platform Engineering (PE) group that manages an on-premises Virtual Cloud Computing Center (VC3). Platform Engineering seeks a motivated Platform DevOps engineer to tackle the task of automating reliable, sustainable, and optimized services for the VC3 and disconnected environments. Your efforts on our cloud-based systems ensures application security, scalability, and reliability across multiple security enclaves to support the Systems Engineering Digital Ecosystem. Your experience and passion for DevOps practices and tools will be essential in automating processes, streamlining deployments, providing disaster recovery, and improving the overall efficiency of our services.

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Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, implement, and maintain the on-premises cloud infrastructure in accordance with best practices for scalability, security, and performance
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define infrastructure requirements, understand application needs
  • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines for seamless application deployment and continuous integration using industry-standard tools and frameworks
  • Work in closed area environments to deploy tools and train administrators on support and operations activities
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, and monitoring using tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or similar technologies
  • Monitor system performance, conduct root cause analysis, and implement optimizations to enhance system availability, reliability, and efficiency
  • Implement security measures and best practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and applications
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production incidents related to infrastructure, networking, and application deployment in a timely manner
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in DevOps to continuously improve the infrastructure and development processes
The DevOps Engineer will be expected to demonstrate technical expertise, strong troubleshooting skills, a passion to learn, and a customer-focused attitude. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering high-quality services in a cloud ecosystem and will be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. They will have an understanding of cloud infrastructure and the ability to bridge between development and operations. Platform engineering believes in investing in our professionals. Training time and opportunities are available to increase skills and keep knowledge cutting edge.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Ability to obtain a Security+ or equivalent certification within 6 months of hire
  • Proven experience as a DevOps Engineer or a similar role
  • Knowledge of on-premises cloud infrastructure technologies, such as OpenStack, VMware, or Azure Stack
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Kubernetes and Docker) and container orchestration platforms (e.g., Rancher and Docker Swarm)
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation using languages like Python, Bash, or PowerShell
  • Familiarity with automation toolkits such as Ansible, Terraform, or Packer
  • Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools like GitLab and understand version control and git workflows
  • Understanding of networking concepts, TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing, and firewall configuration
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix systems administration and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with monitoring tools and frameworks (e.g., Nagios, Prometheus, ELK stack)
    Demonstrated problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively in a team

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • A Security+ or equivalent certification
  • Experience deploying SaaS and PaaS services for use by other users
  • Having a TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience working in a customer service organization to resolve issues experienced by users
  • Kubernetes certifications such as CKAD, CKA, or CKS
  • Conducting zero downtime Kubernetes upgrades

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $92290 - $156860

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
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. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Client-provided location(s): Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USA
Job ID: BAE-2121895765
Employment Type: Full Time