Junior Platform Engineer

Austin, TX

Full Time Entry-level / Junior Clearance required
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Posted 3 weeks ago


Dark Wolf Solutions is looking for a Junior Platform Engineer who will provide support to an Army software development factory. The factory's mission is to help the Army build a cadre of DevSecOps engineers while building and deploying mission applications. The position will work with the customer and Dark Wolf team to create and support the Platform as a service (PaaS) being developed. In addition, the team will assist in the migration of programs to the platform and provide/develop any additional capabilities required for the programs to operate successfully. The position is located in Austin, TX, Herndon, VA, Alpharetta, GA or Colorado Springs, CO, with room for remote work with occasional travel to these locations. Tasks may include assisting with: 

  •       Assisting with development, management, configuration and the security of the platform on which applications rely
  •       Automating the installation, configuration and maintenance of common services on the platform
  •       Managing of system-level performance tuning to optimize for reliability and efficiency
  •       Guiding of software releases and activations for new features and platform configuration
  •       Ensuring all applications deployed are secure, reliable and resilient
  •       Deploying and maintaining critical applications on cloud-native architecture
  •       Implementing secure automation, effective monitoring, and infrastructure as code
  •       Deploying and maintaining Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines across multiple environments
  •       Supporting and working alongside a cross-functional engineering team on the latest technologies
  •       Developing and iterating best practices to increase the quality and velocity of deployments
  •       Implementing industry best practices for system hardening and configuration management

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience with cloud platform including AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Previous experience working as developer or operator within a Agile environment using DevOps practices
  • Previous experience using or developing CI/CD pipelines and toolchains including automated testing, security scanning, and quality analysis
  • Previous experience with Docker or OCI compliant containers
  • Previous experience using Kubernetes
  • Previous experience using Linux command line tools
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • Experience using programming languages such as Python, Java, or Go
  • US Citizenship and clearable to a Secret clearance or higher

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience and comfortability in a paired-programming environment
  • Experience developing IaC using tools such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Experience with Kubernetes distributions such as RedHat OpenShift, Rancher RKE, or Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • Previous experience with installing, managing, and using popular CNCF projects such as ArgoCD, Istio, EFK, Prometheus, Grafana, Vault
  • Previous experience configuring CI/CD pipelines and tools such as Fortify, Sonatype, Nexus, Checkmarx, Anchore, SonarQube, Gitlab CI, Jenkins, etc
  • Knowledge of RMF principles and the Authorization To Operate (ATO) process
  • Experience with DoD security requirements and tools including STIGs, ACAS, and HBSS
  • Possess any relevant cloud or security certifications such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Security+, etc
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Job tags: Ansible AWS Azure CD CI Docker GCP Gitlab Go Grafana Java Kubernetes Linux Prometheus Python RedHat Terraform Vault
Job region(s): North America
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