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DevOps Engineer, Technical Lead


DevOps Engineer


Washington, Washington DC, United States


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The Leidos National Security Sector combines technology-enabled services and mission software capabilities in the areas of cyber, logistics, security operations, and decision analytics to support our defense and intel customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is to ensure our customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The National Security Sector at Leidos is hiring for a DevOps Engineer, Technical Lead to ensure the continuous operation, maintenance, and development of Agency's application suite. As a Technical Lead, will be deeply involved in the operations and maintenance (O&M) of our applications, with a strong focus on enhancing and maintaining our CI/CD pipeline, automating infrastructure management, performing database administration, and developing scripts for automation. This role is crucial in ensuring the seamless deployment, robust performance, and continuous improvement of our customers application suite. This position is contingent upon contract award.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Enhance, improve, and maintain CI/CD and DevOps scripts and processes to facilitate faster development, quicker error detection and resilient deployments.
  • Utilize automation and configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or Terraform) to streamline the setup, configuration, and management of infrastructure and applications, ensuring consistent and repeatable processes.
  • Administer and optimize databases, ensuring their performance, availability, and security. Work with databases like Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and Elasticsearch.
  • Develop scripts in languages such as Python, Bash, or PowerShell to automate routine tasks, improve system efficiencies, and facilitate seamless application deployments.
  • Provide tiered help desk support, managing incident response and resolution.
  • Implement and maintain security measures in line with government regulations, including data protection and cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Participate in Agile release planning, scrum of scrums, bug triage, design sessions and other meetings.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience with 10 plus years in software development, technology management, system engineering or related field. Eight plus years of experience with master’s degree.
  • Proficiency in a wide range of government-specified technologies, including front-end frameworks (JavaScript, Angular), markup and styling languages (HTML, CSS), data interchange formats (XML, JSON), and back-end technologies (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, Solr, SQL, Node.js with TypeScript).

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.