Sr. DevOps Automation Engineer – 35325

at Alion Science and Technology Corporation
Location Norfolk, VA
Date Posted January 22, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Sr. DevOps Automation Engineer

Come explore Alion, a company that develops state of the art modeling and simulation software to support the warfighter!  The Navy Training Baseline (NTB) Continuous Integration and Test Environment (NCITE) Engineer is responsible for the engineering and maintenance of a Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) system to automate the software development workflow and tests. NCITE DevOps Engineer provides CI/CD workflows that follow industry best practices, automated testing frameworks, report generation, and tool development and maintenance for all of the enterprise NTB applications in development.

Come explore Alion, a company that develops state of the art modeling and simulation software to support the warfighter!  The Navy Training Baseline (NTB) Continuous Integration and Test Environment (NCITE) Engineer is responsible for the engineering and maintenance of a Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) system to automate the software development workflow and tests. NCITE DevOps Engineer provides CI/CD workflows that follow industry best practices, automated testing frameworks, report generation, and tool development and maintenance for all of the enterprise NTB applications in development.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be work with a team of DevOps engineers and software engineers to enhance, integrate, and support NCITE applications based on the needs of the organization and best practices. Primary development and systems management is done on-site with Red Hat Linux 6/7 and Windows 10 platforms using the IDE IntelliJ IDEA to write Java and Groovy with Shell and Python scripting to help automate tasks, and query information and Git as the primary revision control system. Under direct supervision, this engineer is required to:

  • Assist with coordinating automation framework integration into DevOps CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment) orchestration
  • Provide project plan document and Agile Scrum Board in JIRA for project management of the automated framework migration, managing the project planning and reporting for leading tasks.
  • Provide remote and onsite automation support, and provide training to team members.
  • Create process documents for the Automation team, which includes training documents, peer code review, code merge procedures, server maintenance, and IDE configuration (e.g. Eclipse/Maven).
  • Coordinate the deployment of the new automation tool with Applications/Engineering.
  • Provide guidance to QA and automation engineers for test case design, test case management, test automation, data management, and quality management, using tools like Selenium.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience developing, automating and maintaining software.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience.
  • At least two years of experience in a DevOps role. 
  • Experience leading a small team

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding and usage of a programming language  - Java and Groovy in particular
  • Experience with Java debugging tools
  • Experience with distributed web architectures
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in an Agile team environment
  • Ability to lead technical projects, roadmap new capabilities, and coach team in DevOps. 
  • Deep experience with CI/CD development and tools management, including working on an on premises cloud infrastructure
  • Experience containerizing software

Desired Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with development in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Obtaining Security+ and Linux+ certifications will be required if the candidate does not have them already.
  • Hands on experience implementing containerization solutions
  • Thorough knowledge of DevOps industry best practices 
  • Understanding of container orchestration using OpenShift, Kubernetes, or Docker Swarm is a plus
  • Experience using Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, Gradle and/or Maven, and Artifactory
  • Experience with Java development, Jenkins, SonarQube, Intelllij IDEA, Modeling and Simulation,  Shell Scripting, Python development, and automated test development

Must have or be able to obtain an active Secret clearance

U.S. Citizenship required

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Security Clearance: Secret