Senior DevSecOps Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required USD 140K - 180K

Sigma Defense

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Sigma Defense is a leading technology company serving the Department of Defense (DoD), providing tactical communications systems and services for digital modernization since 2006. Through our acquisitions of SOLUTE in January 2022 and Sub U Systems in May 2022, we have expanded our software and communications hardware solutions to better support JADC2, C5ISR, SATCOM, and DEVSECOPS for customers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Through a combination of hardware, software, and industry expertise, we provide a complete portfolio of solutions and services that accelerates information collection and sharing for faster decision making and better mission outcomes.

Why would you work for us? Quite simply, the work we do is meaningful and stimulating. We promote initiative and independent thought; we encourage direct client engagement to ensure we are delivering what the customer wants; and our engineers and scientists are working on cutting-edge projects that move the state-of-the-art closer to the people who need them. If you're looking for technical challenges and an opportunity to take a leadership role in an environment that encourages you to excel, then WE are your destination.

We are a company of innovative professionals thriving in a highly motivating work environment that fosters creativity and independent thinking. If you are a motivated individual with a desire to support our service men and women, now is a great time to join Sigma Defense!

To learn more about our company, find and follow us at Sigma Defense Systems LLC: Overview | LinkedIn.

We are looking for a Senior DevSecOps Engineer to help lead our team of motivated and experienced Software, DevOps, and Cyber Security engineers to build and maintain a modern development environment and Software Integration Facility. The environment will host an innovative software development, integration, and test environment tailored to support our customer's mission and applications. This role will entail helping define the architecture and design, coordinating with the customer to determine system requirements and priorities, building and running a team to develop and run the environment and associated CI/CD pipelines.

What are some key technologies you will work with?

The exact technical stack for this program is not fully defined, and you will be responsible for helping architect and build the environment. However, there are a few technologies we often reach for when exploring a new problem:

  1. Linux is the most common development and deployment platform we encounter.
  2. Terraform is our go-to infrastructure automation tool.
  3. Ansible is the most common configuration management tool you will see.
  4. Git is the source control system we use for our projects with Gitlab being the most common tooling.
  5. Kubernetes is used for container management with RKE2 being our go to distribution.

What are we looking for in a Senior Engineer?

First and foremost, a senior engineer should be able to operate independently based on a set of tasks assigned to them. Secondly, a senior engineer must evaluate technical decisions within the context of the larger project. They need to analyze the rippling impacts of technical decisions and they impact other system components. Furthermore, a senior level candidate should be willing and able to mentor other engineers in the organization. Our senior engineers are typically seen as prime technical resources and must be willing to share their opinions and experiences effectively.


  1. Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance. (Secret)
  2. Ability to work on site a minimum of 3 days a week.
  3. Comfortable working in a Linux CLI environment.
  4. Experience deploying and operating Kubernetes clusters.
  5. Experience with containerizing applications and deploying into Kubernetes environments.

What will differentiate my application?

  1. Certifications in key technologies areas (Red Hat, AWS, Kubernetes)
  2. Experience deploying and operating Rancher RKE2
  3. Experience with Gitlab CI pipelines
  4. Experience with common software build tools (e.g. Maven, make, etc).
  5. Familiarity with the DoD DevSecOps Reference Design
  6. Familiarity with the DoD RMF process
  7. B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.
  8. An active DoD Security Clearance.
  9. Experience working on Military systems.
  10. Experience leading a team.

Salary Range: $140,000 to $180,000 annually.


  • Medical Insurance to Include an HSA Plan and HRA Plan Which Features a $6,000 Health Reimbursement
  • Life and A&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • 160 Hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) with Carry-Over up to 240 hours
  • 12 (Floating) Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Highly Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Schedule

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

Tags: Ansible Automation AWS CI/CD Clearance Computer Science DevOps DevSecOps DoD DoD RMF Kubernetes Linux Red Hat Security Clearance Terraform

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Insurance

Region: North America
Country: United States
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