Senior DevOps Engineer

Senior DevOps Engineer

08 Apr 2021
Colorado, Colorado, 80901 Colorado USA

Senior DevOps Engineer

What We Do:

The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.

Position Summary:

This position is based in Boulder, CO.

The Senior DevOps Engineer will support the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) mission by working with government customers to understand their challenges, identifying actionable solutions, and guiding programs to operationalize the most effective techniques and practices. Expertise in DevOps processes and tools, resilient system design and implementation, and requirements gathering and analysis enables team to develop comprehensive practices engineering processes tailored to rare customer needs, or improve existing processes to meet evolving challenges by demonstrating new technologies. Built on confirmed SEI software engineering methodologies and cyber security expertise, SEI's engineering processes lead to efficient, successful, and secure product development and deployment.

You will participate in all phases of the application development lifecycle, and will be involved in key decisions regarding software design and technology selection including hands on development activities.


  • BS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related field of study with at least ten (10) years of applicable experience; or Master's degree in CS, Information Systems, systems and /or engineering, acquisition management, with at least eight (8) years of applicable experience; or Phd in relevant fields with at least five (5) years of experience.
  • Ability to travel - Must be flexible to travel between 25-50% to various customer locations within the U.S.
  • You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Deep knowledge of software engineering including detailed knowledge of at least three of the following strengths: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, and/or security
  • Relevant experience within the last 5 years in working on a large software development program
  • Deep familiarity with general Linux operating system concepts, development pipeline tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of how to apply system engineering principles to system software development
  • Ability to execute network assessments and report results, write documentation
  • Review and development of performance and capacity plans (operational capacity and load requirements)
  • Experience with application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrade
  • Knowledge of network switches, firewalls and routers

Desired Experience:
  • Hands on experience in an Ops/DevOps role with an emphasis on deploying and handling environments in cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or similar)
  • Hands-on experience with configuration management tools, chef, Puppet, or similar
  • Experience and proficiency with Linux administration and operation (preferably RHEL/CentOS)
  • Experience with object-oriented programming (such as Java, C#, C), and scripting languages (such as Python, Ruby, Perl, and Bash)
  • Experience setting up continuous integration & continuous delivery, log collection and analysis, software build & release, and performance monitoring/tuning
  • Experience with modern web frameworks such as Django, Angular JS, React
  • Experience with SDLC deployment packages Maven, Ant, Docker, etc.
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools such as Kibana, NewRelic, Nagios, Splunk, Graphite, Graphana, etc.
  • Experience fixing software applications and reading stack traces
  • Familiarity task automation, risk and security assessments

In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this position is $116,691- $182,668 - $247,061. This position is eligible for full-time benefits as afforded to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees, including but not limited to comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings programs, tuition benefits, paid time off and holidays, and life and accidental death and disability insurance. Additional information regarding the full-range of benefits afforded can be found here .
Carnegie Mellon considers numerous factors when extending offers of employment including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and geographic differentials.

More Information:

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