Polaris Alpha

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DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - Software Engineer
Security Clearance 
Colorado Springs, CO

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In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Our team is looking for a DevOps engineer who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. In this position, you will be a member of a growing Agile team supporting activity as a member of Polaris Alpha’s Space Operations Directorate. You will work with space analysts and software engineers to determine the best way to develop and deploy an n-tiered web application product. You will be responsible for automating and managing the technology processes around development, testing, release, and deployment

Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”), a Parsons company, provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers.

Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a mission-focused software engineer looking for an opportunity to grow your skill set? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

Required Skills

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related degree, and minimum 2 years of experience working with enterprise web applications
• Experience configuring, maintaining, and monitoring virtual machines running in a continuous integration environment
• Experience designing and implementing tools for automated deployment and monitoring of multiple environments
• Experience with continuous integration and deployment of incremental changes to systems including experience with Docker, Jenkins, and Maven
• Hands-on experience with container orchestration, specifically Kubernetes and Docker Swarm
• Knowledge of security as related to Linux systems, applications, and networking
• Strong IP networking skills (basic routing and switching, IP address management, load balancers)
• Must be a proactive problem solver with ability to sustain focus on automation and process improvement
• Great interpersonal and communications skills
• Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, flexible environment, and take the initiative to learn new tools and concepts quickly
• May require a Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI security clearance which requires US citizenship

Desired Skills

• Experience with Identity Management (Active Directory, SAML, ADFS, OAUTH)
• Experience with IT security policies, procedures, and best practices
• Experience optimizing AWS deployments for scalability, efficiency and security
• Familiar with software development lifecycle including continuous integration
• Experience with REST APIs
• Experience with microservices
• Exposure to software processes such as unit testing, code analysis and code coverage
• Experience using Atlassian tools such as Jira and Confluence
• Project experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies
• SSL certificate management knowledge
• Current Department of Defense Top Secret clearance

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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