DevOps System Administrator

at Merit321, Launching Careers
Published September 15, 2023
Location Sykesville, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Position: DevOps System Administrator Level 1
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD (100% On-Site)
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI Clearance with a full-scope polygraph is required

Our client is seeking DevOps System Administrators. Candidates will be required to work a rotating pager schedule for emergency 24/7 call-in support as required (roughly one week out of every 3-4 weeks). Staff may charge 4 additional hours for the week they are on call in addition to hours worked. On average, the team is paged for after-hours support approximately once per month with most issues resolvable by phone.


  • Level 1, 5+ years of experience as DevOps System Administrator
  • Deploying applications and services
  • Installing and configuring complex software
  • Managing network servers and technology tools
  • Monitoring and maintaining the system for required levels of performance
  • Writing scripts to automate general system operations or DevOps activities
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues and outages

Required Technical Skills

  • General DevOps using Unix/Linux, to include bash, scripting, ftp, .sh, etc and system monitoring
  • GIT repositories, GitPipelines, Argo; tag/release/build processes
  • General development/staging/coop/production environment management and deployments
  • Java environments

Preferred Technical Skills

  • MASH
  • Knowledge of working with the GECC and handling outages
  • Java software development
  • Familiarity working in an Agile environment
  • Jira and Confluence


  • Linux
  • Puppet, Sensible, or similar
  • SigInt (preferred)
  • AWS (familiarity)

It is the policy of Merit321 to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations.