Polaris Alpha

  • Software DevOps Engineer

    Location Adelphi, MD - Client Site
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Preferred Secret
  • Job Description

    Polaris Alpha Advanced Systems, a Parsons Company, is seeking a customer-oriented DevOps engineer specializing in the setup and maintenance of a build/release infrastructure and process for autonomous robotics systems. The primary goal is to enhance reliability and accelerate deployments of software for autonomous robotics. The position will be onsite at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD. As determined by Government requirements, activities that the candidate shall complete include but are not limited to:

    • Design, test, and maintain processes for deploying state-of-the art autonomous robotics software to a heterogeneous fleet of robots (20+ systems).
    • Maintain continuous integration of both new research software as well as transition-ready software
    • Perform simulation and real-world based testing of new algorithms
    • Prepare and/or present presentations and written documents summarizing efforts in Government format for Form 1 approval (process of instruction provided by COR as GFI). Upon TO COR request, Contractor personnel shall present the information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers.

    This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense secret level security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

    Required Skills

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering and two years of experience or a Master’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering (if no prior experience)
    • Proficiency with standard DevOps workflows and tools
    • Experience with automated build systems, Git, and Linux package management
    • Experience in network configuration/administration
    • Experience developing in Linux
    • Fluency in C/C++
    • Strong analytical abilities and debugging/troubleshooting skills


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