DevOps/AWS Engineer

Alexandria, VA

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Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a AWS/DevOps Engineer to join our growing team in Washington, DC. This individual will be responsible for providing PHP/WordPress Developer for a Federal client.

Work with System Admins, Web Admins and Developers to create build and deployment pipelines, maintain configuration baselines, change management for configuration, create automation scripts using Ansible, Puppet or Chef.

Establish system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems. Design architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensure these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, the OSI and ISO reference models, and profiles of standards - such as IEEE OSE reference model - as they apply to the implementation and specification of information management solution of the application platform, across the API, and the external environment/software application. Ensure that the common operating environment is compliant with the Agency enterprise architecture and applicable reference models. Evaluate analytically and systematically problems of workflows, organization, and planning and develop appropriate corrective action. Provide daily supervision and direction to staff.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes 

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years with development and operational engineering concepts. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with PHP and Wordpress development, or equivelent, in a production environment
  • Familiarity with Jira, Jenkins, GitHub.
  • Experience working on most phases of applications programming activities, independent of supervisory guidance.
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver, ability to come up with solutions to diverse problems
  • Familiar with of HTML 5, CSS, Javascript (jQuery), & PHP
  • Familiar with MySQL and SQL database infrastructure
  • Familiar with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques
  • Familiar withf custom WordPress development, including theme, plugin, and widget development, as well as Admin UI
  • Analytical problem solving and attention to detail
  • Experience with Web Services, and SOA
  • Experience with projects delivering website and application solutions for US Government clients strongly desired.
  • Primary or secondary degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or related field

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with Agile management concepts.
  • At least 3 years of experience with AWS.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice. 

http://www.octoconsulting.com/careers

 

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • US citizenship required as per potential clearance requirements
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation