DevOps Manager - Remote

Herndon, VA

Full Time
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Posted 1 week ago

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.
SemanticBits is seeking a DevOps Manager to oversee a team of DevOps Engineers on a large program building mission critical, highly scalable, AWS-based systems for the federal government. You will work hand-in-hand with development teams and DevOps Engineers to implement automation solutions using technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, ECS, and Terraform to automatically build, test, integrate, and deploy complex, modern systems. You will leverage the full power of the cloud to configure highly resilient and scalable applications that support zero downtime.


  • Oversee a team of highly skilled DevOps Engineers that span 10 development Scrum teams
  • Conceive of, design, and executive modern DevOps strategy to ensure scalability, reliability, and zero downtime for a wide range of software systems that utilize modern technologies (Node, Angular, etc.)
  • Create roadmaps and planning artifacts to execute DevOps strategy
  • Report devops progress across Jira boards, and document relevant information in Confluence pages for transparency of infrastructure work to development teams, program leadership, customers, and corporate leadership
  • Make recommendations and assessments of builds, deployments, tools, and DevOps processes across teams 
  • Ensure the on time delivery and coordination of DevOps initiatives in collaboration with architects and program managers. 
  • Track AWS system resource costs, identify areas for cost optimization, implement cost optimization strategies
  • Communicate various strategies, accomplishments, and impediments in regular meetings with stakeholders, and senior leadership
  • In-depth, hands on experience with Terraform (strongly preferred) and/or CloudFormation.
  • Hands-on understanding of Docker. Be able to write Dockerfiles. Experience with Docker Compose is a plus.
  • Familiar with at least one container orchestration platform. ECS or Kubernetes is preferred. Have an understanding and experience of both deploying and maintaining these systems.
  • Experience with production deployments using Jenkins. Familiarity with jenkinsfiles is a plus.
  • Knowledge of scripting or programming – Bash, Powershell, Python is a plus.
  • Knowledge of a configuration management tool, such as Ansible.
  • Deep, hands-on experience with Linux and administration.
  • Expertise with cloud security, understand the principle of least privilege. Be experienced with securing S3 buckets and IAM configurations. Understand security groups and access controls.
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of secret management along with the practice of good security hygiene.
  • Experience with Atlassian tooling such as Jira and Confluence preferred.
  • Understand how web applications work and the common tools around them.
  • Understand the 12 factor app.
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals is appreciated.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must reside in the United States
  • Bachelor's degree in technological or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time
BenefitsCompetitive base salaryThree weeks of PTOTen paid holiday daysComprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)401k retirement plan with matching benefit100% paid short-term and long-term disability100% paid life insuranceFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Casual working environmentFlexible working hours
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 or for assistance.
Job tags: Ansible AWS Bash CloudFormation Docker Jira Kubernetes Linux Node Python S3 Terraform Web applications