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DevOps Engineer

Company: Avantus
Location: Mclean
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.

Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.

Position Overview

DevOps Engineers are responsible for enabling agile big-data systems by utilizing a wide array of technical skills. This versatile role involves building and maintaining tools to manage deployment activities, integrating physical and cloud infrastructure, and building, deploying and operating a variety of software and tools. Facilitate rapid development and deployment with efficient CI/CD pipelines and efficient monitoring/alerting.


Our DevOps Engineers are responsible for the full life cycle of mission-critical applications distributed across multiple networks and serving various customer groups. Engineers help build the system from the ground up, procuring and integrating physical and cloud infrastructure. Next, they install and integrate the operating system with all necessary custom and third-party software. Finally, they interact daily with development and ETL teams to enhance and sustain operations in an agile, fast-paced environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Linux (i.e. RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) and/or Microsoft Windows Server environments with an ability to engineer, build, configure, and maintain via Command Line Interface (CLI), as well as support development efforts in tuning/troubleshooting both application and OS level issues.
  • Ability to administer UNIX/Linux operating systems.
  • Experience with data warehousing tools and technologies
  • Developer mindset with a focus on automating deployments/changes to large-scale clusters
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to work in a loosely structured and fast-paced environment
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required #AvantusClearedJob

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience with Java, C++, Scala, Groovy, Python, and/or shell scripting
  • Experience with distributed computing technologies including Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, Elasticsearch and Apache Spark preferred
  • Experience with modern DevOps tools and integration with Development teams Experience automating infrastructure processes with tools like Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation, Puppet, Jenkins, Bamboo, and/or Packer Experience with designing, securing, deploying, and monitoring infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines, and data stores
  • Experience with AWS technologies such as AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine images (AMI), Openshift/Kubernetes, Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Services (S3), Elastic Block Storage, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) or CloudWatach and Autoscaling.
  • Experience as a Systems Engineer in a mission or enterprise environment to include reviewing and evaluating engineering designs to ensure standards and best practices are being met

Company EEO Statement

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Keywords: Avantus, Washington DC , DevOps Engineer, Other , Mclean, DC

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