Cloud Engineer (DevOps)

Position Location: Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC


Description: SOFtact Solutions (STS) is currently seeking a DevOps Cloud Engineer to join our team and support our customer at Fort Bragg, NC. The DevOps Cloud Engineer will be responsible for distributed and managed services, automating the installation, configuration, and maintenance of platform services. This position will manage system tuning for reliability and efficiency, and guide and manage software releases for new features and support users through consolidation. Additionally, the DevOps Cloud Engineer ensures system security, troubleshoots system related problems, occasionally performs the administrative operation of server hardware and software, and executes best practices and procedures. This position requires a TS/SCI security clearance.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, STEM, related technical field or equivalent experience


Qualifications: 5+ years of Information Technologies and/or software experience.




· Recommends future direction or projects to management

· Provides expertise and direction with the development or modification of software programs and applications to enhance an operating system

· Provides technical guidance and leadership to engineers with less experience

· Remains current in operating systems/software analysis and technological developments and applications

Required Skills:

· 3 years’ experience working in production Amazon Web Services environments

· IAT Level II certification standards in accordance with DoD 8570.01M

· In depth understanding of DevOps methodologies and working within Agile teams

· Worked with Concourse, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity or other Continuous Integration tools

· Experience working within virtualized environments

· Experience with virtual networking appliances and related technologies (NGINX, HAProxy, F5, AWS ALB/NLB, TLS/SSL)

· Experience working with Git-centric workflows

· Experience in release management

· Competent to work at a high technical level on all phases of systems engineering activities

· Excellent communication and briefing skills; shows tact; effective listening skills and follow through

· Solid worth ethic and the ability to work in a mission critical environment

· Detail oriented and organized; possess holistic understanding of IT systems

· Proficient composing Linux automation scripts (shell/BASH)

· Experience working with container technologies (Docker, rkt, containerd, and/or lxd)

· 3 years of Kubernetes experience as it relates to maintaining clusters and deploying applications hosted on Kubernetes clusters

Preferred Skills:

· Experience in multiple public cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)

· Experience with a platform as a service product such as Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, or similar

· In-depth working knowledge writing Ansible playbooks

· Experience managing and deploying applications in an air-gapped environment

· Experience working with complex Identity and Access Management (IDaM) requirements and technologies (e.g. Active Directory, SAML, openLDAP, hardware tokens, OAuth 2.0, OIDC, etc.)

· Understanding of systems monitoring, alerting and analytics especially at the container level with APM and/or other tools such as Splunk, ELK, Prometheus, etc)

· Experience working with Windows automation (PowerShell)

· Experience working with Gitlab for SDLC (CI/CD) functionality

· Experience working with collaboration tools such as Jira, Confluence, Discourse. Rocketchat

· Experience using Rancher to manage Kubernetes clusters and Kubernetes-hosted applications

· Experience implementing and maintaining a robust PKI infrastructure within a DoD context

· Ability to write rudimentary APIs and/or write automation to interact with existing APIs

· DoD 8570 IAT Level III

Clearance: TS/SCI

Work Environment:

Work environment is administrative office

Potential short duration travel – as needed

SOFTACT Solutions is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.