Principal DevSecOps Engineer (Remote)


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Building the Unimagined

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This is a U.S. based position. The majority of the programs we support require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment.

Who we are: 

Raft ( is a customer-obsessed non-traditional small business with purposeful focus on Distributed Data Systems, Platforms at Scale, and Complex Application Development, with headquarters in Reston, VA. Our range of clients include innovative federal and public agencies leveraging design thinking, cutting edge tech stack, and cloud native ecosystem. We build digital solutions that impact the lives of millions of Americans. 

Our team is rapidly growing and looking for an experienced Principal DevSecOps Engineer to lead DevOps efforts and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers. We enjoy the challenges of human-centered design, security, and scale to create better outcomes for our federal agency partners.  

What you will do: 

  • Architect, develop and implement end-to-end cluster and application lifecycles 
  • Work with clients architecting, developing and implementing Kubernetes or Docker solutions both in the Cloud and on-premises
  • Develop and implement CI/CD pipelines
  • Implement GitOps for Software Delivery

What we are looking for: 

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience 
  • 5+ years' experience with Docker or Kubernetes, provisioning production clusters and maintaining their compliance 
  • Experienced with building, deployment, release automation, or orchestration 
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, etc.) 
  • Experience with configuring CI/CD pipelines using GitLab Runners

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Solid understanding of Helm Charts 
  • Experience using a variety of package managers/dependency managers including Maven, Gradle, NPM, and Yarn 
  • Knowledge of Istio, 
  • Experience with supporting enterprise Cloud applications or infrastructure 
  • Strong command in a like Python, GoLang, or Typescript for automation 
  • Circle CI and Cloud Foundry
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance

Location: Remote with the possibility of minimal travel. 

What we will offer you:  

  • Highly competitive salary 
  • Fully covered healthcare, dental, and vision coverage 
  • 401(k) and company match 
  • Unlimited PTO + 11 paid holidays 
  • Education & training benefits 
  • Annual budget for your tech/gadgets needs 
  • Monthly box of yummy snacks to eat while doing meaningful work 
  • Team off-site in fun places! 
  • Generous Referral Bonuses 
  • And More!

Our Vision Statement   

We bridge the gap between humans and data through radical transparency and our obsession with the mission.  

Our Customer Obsession  

We will approach every deliverable like it's a product. We will adopt a customer-obsessed mentality. As we grow, and our footprint becomes larger, teams and employees will treat each other not only as teammates but customers. We must live the customer-obsessed mindset, always. This will help us scale and it will translate to the interactions that our Rafters have with their clients and other product teams that they integrate with. Our culture will enable our success and set us apart from other companies. 

How do we get there?  

Public-sector modernization is critical for us to live in a better world. We, at Raft, want to innovate and solve complex problems. And, if we are successful, our generation and the ones that follow us will live in a delightful, efficient, and accessible world where out-of-box thinking, and collaboration is a norm.  

Raft’s core philosophy is Ubuntu: I Am, Because We are. We support our “nadi” by elevating the other Rafters. We work as a hyper collaborative team where each team member brings a unique perspective, adding value that did not exist before. People make Raft special. We celebrate each other and our cognitive and cultural diversity. We are devoted to our practice of innovation and collaboration. 


We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Tags: Ansible Automation CI/CD Clearance Cloud Compliance DevOps DevSecOps Docker Golang Helm Kubernetes Python Terraform TypeScript Ubuntu

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Competitive pay Flex vacation Health care Transparency Travel Unlimited paid time off

Region: Remote/Anywhere
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