DevOps Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
Job ID 2023-3008
# of Openings



We are seeking a DevOps engineer to join our team. In this role, you will use your understanding of DevOps & cloud engineering, application development and software testing to stream-line and accelerate software development. The ideal candidate will have experience with developing CI/CD software delivery pipelines and a background in systems administration or software development.


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REI Systems has delivered innovative solutions that empower people and impact millions of lives since 1989. Our 600 problem-solving technologists and consultants are passionate about modernizing the government to fulfill its missions more effectively. Our customers include healthcare, national security, science and technology, and government operations in the federal, state, local, and non-profit sectors. We take a Mindful Modernization® approach in providing Application Modernization, Government Data Analytics, Grants Management Systems, Saas, and Advisory Services. Delivering domain expertise, best-fit technologies through agile execution, and a commitment to customer service is the REI Way. Learn more, visit


REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Design & Development

  • Maintain CI/CD software delivery pipelines & tools for an enterprise scale system with a large developer base
  • Maintain Infrastructure as Code (IaC) code artifacts
  • Maintain container-based application solutions
  • Write and run ad-hoc scripts (using Bash, Python etc.) to automate DevOps processes
  • Participate in creating long-term and short-term strategies for scaling cloud environments
  • Work with development teams to troubleshoot specific issues by recreating tests, validating configuration, etc.
  • Provide deployment support by deploying applications and microservices in cloud environments
  • Advance DevOps processes and technologies using emerging technologies and cloud native tools


  • Maintain, monitor, and help improve the performance and availability of the 24x7 production environment including networks, servers, databases, etc.
  • Administer network monitoring system, alerting, log management, and other IT systems
  • Participate in on-call rotation and provide hands-on support during emergencies, outages, and service transitions
  • Manage operational maintenance such as OS patches, security vulnerabilities etc. to ensure healthy status of various prod and non-prod environments
  • Improve system visibility and applications with advanced monitoring, metrics and log analytics
  • Analyze and identify root causes on critical problems, incident reports and communication
  • Adhere to a comprehensive incident management program including problem management. Generate KPIs for service availability, uptime, and adherence to SOPs, and SLAs.




  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • 3+ years of strong, hands-on relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience with CI/CD pipelines, especially with Jenkins using Groovy
  • Hands-on experience with container-based technologies, especially Kubernetes, Docker, AWS EKS, OpenShift
  • Hands-on experience with AWS managed services (VPC, EC2, EKS, RDS), including monitoring and analytics tools such as AWS CloudWatch, NewRelic
  • Familiarity with configuration management using Chef, Puppet or equivalent
  • Expert scripting skills (Bash, Perl, Python)
  • Solid understanding of microservice concepts
  • Experience with code management systems (Git, Subversion)
  • Experience maintaining Java/Node web applications (Spring Boot, React)
  • Keen communication and teamwork abilities

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree


CLEARANCE: US citizenship required in order to obtain a US government Public Trust clearance


Location/Remote: Hybrid, candidate must be local to DC Metro.


Covid Policy Disclosure: Should the essential functions of this position require that the employee performing this role work on-site at REI’s Sterling location the following requirements will apply:  the individual holding this position must be fully vaccinated, as defined in CDC guidance, as a condition of continued employment.  REI will consider requests to be excused from this policy whenever necessary to comply with legal requirements and will consider any requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability, religion, or other exemptions on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Employees and applicants requesting accommodations should request the accommodation in writing and should explain in detail the reasons why they are seeking an accommodation. REI will request additional information or documentation it deems necessary to inform its decision on an employee’s or applicant’s accommodation request.


EEO Statement: REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Vet)








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