Senior DevOps Engineer - up to $170,000 (NO CONTRACTORS PLEASE!) - Reston, VA

Job Title: Senior DevOps Engineer

City: Reston

State: Virginia

Salary: up to $170,000

Role Seniority: Mid Level Role, Senior Role

Role Type: DevOps Role

Advertise Salary: Yes

Work Authorization: U.S Citizen or Legal Resident Required, H1b Visa Accepted

Type of work: Full time, Telecommuting Permitted

Benefits: Offers relocation benefits, Offers medical benefits, Offers dental benefits

Required Skills: 

DevOps, AWS, DC/OS, Eucalyptus, Terraform, Ansible, SaltStack, ELK, Icinga, Graphite, Vault, RabbitMQ, NGINX

Job Description:

As Senior DevOps Engineer, you will design, develop & automate the management of very large distributed analytic systems using the very latest in open source tooling. You will be responsible for designing the architecture and management of development and production environments and will contribute to productizing new software by developing automation as well as re-engineering open-source alternatives. You will leverage your expertise as part of a growing multi-disciplinary team of Data Scientists, Engineers, and Solutions Experts with deep domain knowledge in distributed systems, analytics, and modeling/simulation. You will aid in the comprehensive instrumentation of our software platforms and contribute new ideas regarding best practices for deploying, maintaining and optimizing our infrastructure. The position is highly technical and balanced between development and platform operations roles such as systems configuration management.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, fantastic attitude and be comfortable tackling challenges. We provide significant flexibility and autonomy to team members, have high expectations and expect everyone to contribute meaningfully to our broader collective goals.

General Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of experience in DevOps
  • Adept at learning and applying new technologies and solving new problems
  • Excellent communication skills with experience interacting with senior-level management and executives
  • Desirable Interest in data analytics technologies such as Apache Spark, Apache Pig, AWS Pipelines, Google Dataflow, or MapReduce
  • Experience and interest in large-scale distributed systems
  • Understanding of networking processing, protocols, and standards TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, TLS, and SSL

Strong technical expertise in several of the following technologies:

  • Cloud computing: AWS, DC/OS, Eucalyptus, Terraform Configuration Management: Ansible, SaltStack
  • CI/CD: Jenkins, Maven, SBT, Artifactory, Git, SonarQube
  • Databases: MongoDB, MySQL, Postgres, Cassandra, Redis, InfluxDB
  • Programming: Java, Scala, Erlang, Ruby
  • Scripting languages: Shell, Ruby, Perl, Python
  • Systems: Linux/Unix administration, Networking fundamentals
  • Tools: ELK, Icinga, Graphite, Vault, RabbitMQ, NGINX 


  • You will be working with functionally diverse teams and individuals to collaboratively design and develop production systems/infrastructure treating everything as Code
  • You will be writing code and scripting for automation and creating scalable systems/infrastructure
  • Building and maintaining tools for deployment, monitoring, and operations
  • Design building AWS/Hybrid/on-prem based services supporting production platform offerings
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues in development, test and production environments


Compensation: 170000

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