DevSecOps Engineer

Austin, TX (Remote)

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SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS) is the first full-spectrum artificial intelligence (AI) company devoted entirely to the government and national defense mission. By developing and operationalizing next-generation AI-powered solutions, SGS enables government organizations to meet the needs of their most pressing national security missions. Using technologies built in the United States, SGS advances government operations by analyzing complex data to inform and accelerate intelligent decisions, applying predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve logistics and readiness, deploying autonomy technology for unmanned systems, using natural language processing for large scale processing of unstructured data, and more.

The DevSecOps Engineer is responsible for maintaining the security, technology, wellness, and integrity of SGS. The ideal candidate will assist SGS’ engineering team in building a comprehensive software ‘factory’ in addition to instituting a fully integrated and secure systems architecture available to SGS and its clients. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting the security solutions of SGS and its end users. This position will report to the Director of IT and Infrastructure at SGS.

Join us in:

  • Securing the SDLC process via automation and security processes in CI/CD pipeline
  • Architecting and continuously improving infrastructure for cloud-based services and client interfaces
  • Analyzing security systems, audits, and seeking improvements on a continuous basis
  • Developing, documenting, and maintaining DevSecOps implementation for the team
  • Integrating DevSecOps tools and services (code repository, artifact repository, source code analyzer, security scanning, testing tools, and an orchestrated integration and delivery platform) to enable automated application building, testing, and securing of our deployments
  • Creating and designing IaC solutions to promote services through the development, test, and production environments.
  • Collaborating with team leads and management across the company to define shared capabilities
  • Communicating clearly and openly on incremental progress and informing the team of any help needed on impediments and roadblocks using the Agile methodology
  • Conducting technical Root Cause Analysis on vulnerabilities and identifying areas for further research, education, or testing
  • Working with customer IT staff and cloud architects to build & maintain customer-hosted environments
  • Leading CVE Vulnerability Triage meetings: track, assess, and document vulnerabilities
  • Leading teams through threat modeling exercises
  • Providing occasional on-call support and supporting customer meetings which may include irregular hours as needed

You’ll have:

  • 2+ years of software development or DevOps experience (full life-cycle object-oriented development a plus)
  • Must possess strong oral and written communications skills and emotional intelligence
  • Must have a strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Demonstrable experience deploying into government on-premises and cloud environments (typically Azure GCC-High/DoD and AWS - DoD IL2/IL4)
  • Must have extensive experience with production cloud environments on AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Must have experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, or an equivalent
  • Must have proven experience managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Must have strong experience with at least one programming language: Python, C#, Java, etc.
  • Must have experience with development operations of continuous integration, automated testing, and automation of the dev process
  • Experience designing and rolling out scalable infrastructure using container orchestration systems like Kubernetes
  • Experience with Jenkins or Azure DevOps preferred
  • Strong experience with relational databases / SQL queries / NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Experience in monitoring, metrics collection and reporting using open-source tools is a plus
  • Member of an Agile development team
  • Must be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance

Investment in our People:

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

  • Mission Focused to Deliver AI Technology to the DoD and Armed Forces
  • Collaborative Culture
  • Transparent Leadership
  • Remote and In-Office Options
  • Stock Option Grants
  • Medical & Dental Coverage, Parental Leave Plans, Basic Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401K with Employer Match
  • Monthly Technology Allowance
  • Organizational Focus on Maintaining Work-Life Balance (e.g., Paid Time off, Lifestyle Benefits Through Forma Program, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Resources.)



SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), Inc., is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  SGS prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Tags: Agile Analytics Ansible Artificial Intelligence Audits Automation AWS Azure C CI/CD Clearance Cloud DevOps DevSecOps DoD GCP Java Kubernetes Linux Monitoring NoSQL Puppet Python SDLC Security Clearance SQL Terraform UNIX Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Competitive pay Equity Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Wellness

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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