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The MITRE Corporation Agile DevOps Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

Agile DevOps Engineer


MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profitcorporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercialconflicts to influence what we do. The Research & Development centers weoperate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse ascybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation.We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and moresecure nation and world.

Our Systems EngineeringTechnical Center (SETC) is seeking a strong engineer to expand the division’sDevOps consulting capability. As a DevOps Engineer, the candidate will assess,analyze, and advise sponsors on DevOps adoption and transformation. Thesuccessful candidate will develop successful relationships with individuals inthe SETC, across MITRE, and with external organizations.

This position is based in McLean, VA.


  • Apply your expertise in the domains of IT resources, IT infrastructure, clouding computing, organizational and business process change as it related to enterprise DevOps adoption. Work may be “hands on” and/or reviewing and advising at more senior sponsor levels

  • Utilize your experience with application release automation, continuous integration tools, and continuous delivery under an Agile Methodology in the development of software

  • Assist project team(s) with continuous integration, delivery, and deployment efforts

  • Analyze sponsors’ development and operations performance and automation processes

  • Design, develop, enhance, and debug software, hardware, and/or system

  • Provide inputs to sponsors’ DevOps technology stacks

  • Participate with industry, academia, and MITRE researchers in DevOps-related innovative and technical initiatives



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity or related field

  • 5 years of relevant experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with current/active DoD clearance

  • Experience in crafting DevOps pipelines involving Lean-Agile Project Managements software (e.g., JIRA Software, Pivotal Tracker, Trello, Redmine, Taiga), git-based CMS (e.g., Gogs, GitLab, BitBucket), a Continuous Integration/Delivery/Deployment pipeline orchestrators (e.g., Jenkins CI, Drone, Travis CI, CircleCI, Concourse CI) and SAST and DAST tooling (e.g., SonarQube, HPF, OWASP Dependency Checker), functional testing (e.g., UFT, Selenium, SoapUI)

  • Hands-on experience in analyzing, establishing, and evolving organizational DevOps culture and toolsets in enterprise level environments

  • Experience with developing for various Cloud Services Providers (e.g., Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack) to include provisioning and configuring to use of functional services, and containerization services

  • Scripting in multiple programming and infrastructure automation languages (e.g. Go, Python, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible)

  • Creation of lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments via Vagrant

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills in helping non-technical audience understand complex technical concepts


  • Advanced degree in technical field of study

  • Candidates that possess a current/active US Government clearance are preferred

  • Creation of machine images (e.g., AMIs, VMDK/VMX, OVF) via Packer

  • Experience containerizing one or more applications into Docker using Dockerfile and Docker-compose

  • Familiarity with monitoring, log analytics, and metrics capture tools for (e.g., Elastic Stack, Splunk, Fluentd)

  • Ability to automate deployments using Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.

  • Familiarity with Cybersecurity needs of operational systems and system administrator skills

  • Experience with applying mitigations and vulnerability patching in accordance with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) so as to minimize security threats

  • Experience with one or more of the following virtualization technologies: VMware (e.g., ESXi Enterprise, vCenter), OpenStack, and Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Ability to track and maintain awareness of relevant vulnerabilities and exposures

  • Experience with Markup Languages and formatting such as XML, JSON, Markdown

MITRE’s workplace reflects ourvalues. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional developmentopportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion,flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choiceyou want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us. For moreinformation please visit https://www.mitre.org/careers/working-at-mitre .U.S Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Systems Engineering

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

Other Locations United States-District of Columbia-Washington, United States-District of Columbia-S. W. Washington, United States-Maryland-Silver Spring, United States-Virginia-McLean, United States-Virginia-Springfield, United States-Maryland-Annapolis Junction, United States-Virginia-Chantilly, United States-Virginia-Herndon, United States-Maryland-Bethesda, United States-Maryland-Suitland, United States-Virginia-Stafford, United States-Maryland-Gaithersburg, United States-Virginia-Arlington

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Feb 5, 2020, 5:08:29 PM

Req ID: 00054448

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