Platform DevOps Engineer - Top Secret Clearance Required

Reston, VA 20190

Posted: 01/18/2023 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 25117 Remote Friendly: No

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Platform DevOps Engineer to join our team at our client’s site in Reston, VA.

** Top Secret Clearance Required **

On our team as a Platform DevOps Engineer, you’ll use the latest cloud technologies as you look for ways to improve your clients’ environments with current container software to ensure seamless orchestration. Using your technical knowledge, you’ll work directly with your clients to inform strategy and design, while ensuring standards are met throughout the containerization process with Kubernetes, Docker, and Rancher.


You’ll recommend tools to help your clients manage and securely adopt containers. Additionally, you’ll broaden your skills in areas like Containerization​, Orchestration​, and Microservices​ while developing critical cloud platforms for clients.


Must Have:
  • 5+ years of experience in an infrastructure, DevOps, or application development role 
  • 3+ years of experience with container tools, including Docker, Kubernetes, or Rancher
  • 3+ years of experience with deploying Kubernetes within a platform or cloud offerings, including GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • 2+ years of experience with automation tools, including SaltStack, Ansible, or Puppet
  • 2+ years of experience with Helm 
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code environments, including activities around the automated server or network configurations, large-scale software deployments, or monitoring and testing, such as continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • Knowledge of container networking, monitoring, and storage solutions 
  • Knowledge of container security technologies, including Twistlock, Falco, or Clair


Nice To Have:
  • Experience developing in Java, Python, or Go 
  • Experience with design, deployment, and management of Cloud environments, including AWS or Azure
  • Experience with using or migrating continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) pipeline solutions or tools, including Jenkins, Git, or TeamCity
  • Experience with system integration using a variety of protocols, including JSON, REST, and XML 
  • Experience with scripting in Bash, PowerShell, Python, Groovy, or Ruby 
  • Experience with leveraging JSON, YAML, or XML for configuration 
  • Knowledge of cloud and virtualization-based technologies, including Docker, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or VMware
  • Knowledge of Linux or UNIX administration and automation
  • Knowledge of foundational system administration principles
  • Knowledge of classified environment processes and protocols


Clearance: TS/SCI clearance is required.

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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