Computer Sys Technologist II - Pivotal Platform Ops (Secret) in Hampton, VA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/21/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Hampton, VA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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Job Description

Volt is seeking a Platform Operations & Site Reliability Engineer, you will be part of a highly skilled cross-functional team of individuals delivering modern application platforms as a managed service for the United States Air Force Air Operations Center (AOC).

The Platform Operations & Site Reliability Engineer position is responsible for installation, maintenance, upgrades, monitoring, and management of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies as a managed service for the AOC enterprise in production operational environments. Working in a cross-functional team, you will be responsible for the entire deployment and operations lifecycle of these and supporting technologies to include their integration with external enterprise core services. All these technologies will be hosted in a VMWare Vsphere environment, therefore experience working with VMWare is necessary.

The role of Platform Operations Engineer will require working very closely with the infrastructure, network and security operations team across one or many geographic theaters of AOC operations to ensure platforms in these distributed environments on classified and unclassified networks are stable, reliable, and always available for applications to run.

As Platform Operations Engineers, you will also support the application development teams who are building software products for AOC mission. You will share the status of these environments, answer questions about these environments, available services and their configuration, and offer recommendations on operational aspects that applications need to accommodate in their architecture. You will also implement continuous integration and continuous delivery processes to streamline the delivery of apps to production environments while aspiring to a culture of continuous process improvements.

This core team will be based out of AOC Global Platform Ops Center located at Langley AFB in Hampton, VA. The work will include limited travel for on the job enablement and occasional site support to different areas of the AOC operational theaters when necessary.

This role will include, but is not limited to tasks like the following:

  • Create, implement and manage Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployments in a production environment to ensure high availability and reliability.
  • Provide expertise for operational management of Pivotal Cloud Foundry on monitoring, management, disaster recovery, security compliance/auditing, networking & storage
  • Develop and deliver configuration and deployment automation required for improving the functionality, availability, and manageability of platform and associated services.
  • Integrate platform with external enterprise core services such as Active Directory Federation Services, DNS etc.
  • Work with Service Desk, Incident Management, Configuration Management and Change Management Processes for the designated environments.
  • Set up administrator and service accounts & maintaining up to to date documentation
  • Works closely with developers and hardware personnel in troubleshooting issues.
  • Monitor usage of infrastructure resources and capacity planning for platform up time.

Required Skills:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have an active DoD Secret Security clearance
  • Experience working with VMWare VSphere environments
  • Subject Matter Expertise in System Administration with Linux/Unix Operating System
  • Working knowledge networking concepts and technologies and experience with relevant technologies such as Load Balancers / DNS / SSL / firewalls / NAT / DNS / NTP.
  • Experience with production systems and troubleshooting production issues with applications and systems in operations.
  • Experience developing automation solutions in scripting/programming languages such as Python, Perl , Unix shell
  • 5+ years of experience in related fields or technologies to this job description
  • Experience integrating and configuring systems with Active Directory & Active Directory Federated Services using SAML and OAuth 2 Protocols.
  • Experience working with and using various RDBMS such as MySQL and Postgres

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and / or Kubernetes
  • Expertise with VMware vSphere and ESXi
  • Knowledge of Software Defined Networks (SDNs), network micro-segmentation and a familiarity with associated technologies such as NSX-V and NSX-T

Certifications/Training including:

  • VMWare Certified Professional, RHCE, MCSA, AWS Solutions Architect or Developer certification
  • A software development or DevOps automation background.
  • Experience with Jenkins, Bamboo, Concourse or other Continuous Integration tools Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Security + certification
  • Strong experience working as part of a team collaborating on problem resolution.
  • An understanding of Site Reliability Engineering concepts such as Service Level Indicators (SLI’s) and Service Level Objectives ( SLO’s) & error budgets.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field; OR 8 years of Engineering, Computer or Information Science applicable professional experience in lieu of a BS

This is a contingent/temp-to-hire position offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. Volt offers competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

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