Principal DevSecOps Engineer- Hybrid

VA541: 22110 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22110 Pacific Boulevard Building CC3, Sterling, VA, 20166-6913 USA


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VA541: 22110 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22110 Pacific Boulevard Building CC3, Sterling, VA, 20166-6913 USA

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At Collins Aerospace, we’re working side-by-side with our customers and partners to dream, design and deliver solutions that redefine the future of our industry. By reaching across the markets, we serve and drawing on our vast portfolio of expertise, we are making the most powerful concepts in aerospace a reality every day. As the industry faces new challenges and embraces new technologies, Collins is collaborating and innovating with our customers to bring big ideas to life. And together, we're redefining the future of aerospace.

We are seeking a well-qualified Principal DevSecOps (DSO) Engineer for a Hardware Engineering and Infrastructure (HWI) team on a Department of Defense (DoD) weapon system development team.  This is a prime contractor level position in a Scrum environment, providing support to geographically dispersed hardware/software development teams. 

The DSO Engineer is accountable for a continuous, repeatable, secure, and automated deploy, integration, and test solutions utilizing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and DevSecOps techniques in support of mission critical advanced ground system solutions. Infrastructure engineers work closely with cyber to ensure security controls are met and they also work closely with software engineers, systems engineers, and implementation teams to ensure performance and deployment compliance.

This position is located in Dulles, VA. Occasional (<25%) travel to customer operational locations is required for system installation and troubleshooting support.

*This position is contingent upon contract award.


  • Design, implement, generate code through scripting tools, test, document, and maintain the system.

  • Development of build/test pipeline and integration, optimizing for performance and scalability across cloud and on-premise computing environments.

  • Utilize modern tools such as Ansible, Docker, Rancher, Terraform or other similar tools to move systems forward in the technology stack.

  • Developing IaC, testing, and delivering within a DevOps framework.

  • Support of software, hardware components and integration of these systems.

  • Support of several complex on/off premises compute environments that form the backbone for the operational deployment.

  • Communicate any risks or issues involving system performance, availability, or security.

  • Perform documentation updates.

  • Assist and integrate the selected platform provisioning tool such as Ansible or Terraform as needed.

Qualifications/ Experience Needed:

  • System deployment using automation frameworks tools (Ansible or Terraform preferred).

  • Experience with container development and orchestration (Helm, Kubernetes/Longhorn/Rancher, Docker).

  • Experience with Linux (E.g. RHEL 8.0+).

  • Experience with programming or scripting languages (E.g. Python, Java, Ruby, Bash, C++, C#, Go).

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or 12 years of relevant experience.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued Top Secret (TS) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance is required.

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret (TS) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance prior to start date is preferred.

  • Enterprise Application development and deployment processes.

  • Experience with Agile Scrum processes.

  • Experience with code repository systems (E.g. ClearCase, Bit Bucket, Artifactory).

  • Exposure to public cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) infrastructure environments.

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, BitBucket, Jenkins, and other pipeline products.

  • Experience with Ansible, Terraform, and Bash Script.

  • CompTIA Security + or ability to obtain within 90 days.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program.  The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey.  Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience.  Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications
To qualify for the Raytheon Technologies, Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application.

  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest.

  • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.


The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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