Sr. Python Engineer (DevOps – Elastic) TS/SCI clearance required

Kinney GroupIT & Cybersecurity 3-5 Years

Job Description

Kinney Group teams support mission-critical needs for our customers. In this role, you will serve as part of an elite team of Engineers dedicated to excellence. We harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives and this role will serve as part of a team of Software Engineering professionals.

This position supports the program’s Elastic as a Service (EaaS) team to provide quality cost effective search solutions to the client. As part of the EaaS Team, various expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment both on premise as well as in the cloud.

The Engineer will actively participate with Scrum development teams and meetings. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible for working with a highly functional team developing and automating data ingest, optimizing system and search performance, integration with enterprise authentication services, and establishing/improving system monitoring while maintaining established security protocols development, test, and production systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team to define task breakdowns and effort estimates; as well as preparing design and test documents.

Key duties

Architect, build and maintain on premise and/or cloud infrastructure to support team and customer initiatives
Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services, optimize for cost efficiencies/authentication/search, etc)
Administer production, staging and development environments
Monitor and analyze system performance, such as server load and resource usage
Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes using CI/CD tools
Apply configuration management disciplines to maintain software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
Enforce best practices for security and reliability, and drive security initiatives, like access control and vulnerability testing
Work with A&A Teams to maintain security requirements for operation of systems
Perform routine equipment checks and preventative maintenance
Maintain up to date documentation of designs/configurations
Work with other service providers to support areas of common interest
On-call support may be required
Education & Requirements
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline preferred; work or military experience may substitute
5+ years of related systems engineering experience.
3+ years of related systems programming experience
TS/SCI government security clearance (active)
Required Skills

Experience working within Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
Strong Understanding of DevOps and software/application development processes
Experience with GitLab, Jenkins, Nexus, and other DevOps/Continuous Integration tools
Experience with cloud orchestration tools (i.e. SALT)
Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Google, Azure
Experience with Python framework and Shell scripting
Knowledge of network technologies, common infrastructure components, load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised
Desired Skills

Experience building Amazon EC2 instances and S3 buckets for development, test, and production environments
Experience working with Elasticsearch
Experience working with API Management tools (APIGEE, Kong, etc)
Experience working closely with software development teams
Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. IAM, S3 bucket, Cloud Trail, SSH, VPN, etc.)
Ability to write and use unit and functional testing

Posted On

October 1, 2019