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Senior DevOps Engineer


DevOps Engineer


Omaha, Nebraska, United States


The National Security Sector at Leidos has a current job opportunity for a Senior DevOps Engineer supporting the C4ISR Solutions Operation. The candidate will guide the definition, implementation, and delivery of programs focused on modernizing a variety of software systems. The selected candidate will leverage their skills to provide their expertise in infrastructure provisioning and configuration and software deployment across the software development lifecycle. In this role, there is the potential to support multiple contract to help provide growth and broadening opportunities within Leidos.

This position will primarily be worked on site, but will support a hybrid working schedule with 1-2 days worked from home.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leverage open-source and in-house tools to manage infrastructure via code, designing reusable infrastructure components for scalable, highly-available, secure architectures for container-based and non-container-based applications.
  • Provide input and expertise to senior engineers to maintain alignments with best practices and recommending system improvements while overseeing the automated deployment, roll-back, and monitoring of applications into software development, test, and production environment.
  • This individual is expected to be a thought leader with respect to DevOps trends and technologies and mentor fellow DevOps engineers.
  • Develop automated CI/CD build/deployment pipelines using Jenkins, GitLab, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker/Podman, and Ansible.
  • Apply DevOps expertise to ensure congruence of the various infrastructure, software, configurations and interfaces maintained under configuration control.
  • Work with an Agile team, attend daily scrums; communicating and collaborating frequently with teammates to ensure successful completion of project objectives.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve installation, infrastructure, and system issues.
  • Proactively and independently identify, report, monitor, and mitigate technical risks.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field.
  • 8+ years of experience performing DevOps activities in a professional capacity. May be able to consider additional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Knowledge and understanding of DevOps trends and technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Git and experience with development workflows in GitLab, Bitbucket or an equivalent tool.
  • Experience designing, building and deploying DevOps pipelines with GitLab, Jenkins, or equivalent tools.
  • Experience designing and implementing application deployment pipelines and developing software in a containerized environment with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience with Kubernetes application deployment/management tools such as Helm or Kustomize.
  • Full software lifecycle automation experience (design, development, test, deployment), including deployment to a production environment.
  • Experience with automated provisioning and configuration tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or similar technologies.
  • Experience integrating code review systems into the SCM process.
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems, network administration, and networking protocols/functions (e.g., HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, DNS.)
  • Experience working with Agile software development teams and implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery practices.
  • Excellent problem solving and analysis skills, including the ability to logically create structure and order from unstructured inputs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An active DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS.
  • Experience developing and deploying software in a DoD environment (DISA experience is a plus), including experience building and deploying software applications that meet DoD security standards and updating applications and code to meet security scans and security implementation guidelines (e.g. STIGs).
  • Experience with GitOps concepts and related tools, such as Argo CD.
  • Experience designing, developing and deploying software in a cloud environment (AWS is a plus).
  • Experience with static code analysis, particularly security scans.
  • Experience designing and building automated software testing pipelines using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar field.
  • Top-Secret clearance
  • Kubernetes certification such as CKA or CKAD.
  • Professional cybersecurity certification such as Security+, or similar.
  • ITIL v3 Foundations Certification
  • Experience with USSTRATCOM ISPAN domain.

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.