Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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DevOps Engineer - NASA LaRC
Reference #:21-3160
Open Date:6/24/2021
Location:Hampton, VA
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) has an exciting opportunity at the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) Distributive Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA for a candidate qualified for a DevOps role with both LINUX Systems Administration and developer/programming experienceThe candidate will work with both the Systems and Development/Application teams to integrate applications with the system infrastructure. This individual will need excellent communication skills with the ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical. This individual will also work closely with the application development and architecture/systems teams to ensure integration of applications and system infrastructure (analyzing, troubleshooting and debugging any issues between the application code and system infrastructure)

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (BS/BA) in a computer-related discipline is desired with 5 or more years of experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Strong LINUX system administration experience
  • A strong software engineering or programming/coding background (shell, PERL, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, JSON etc…)
  • Experience performance tuning and monitoring within LINUX
  •  Familiarity with automation using scripting and with automation tools such as ansible
  • Significant experience with deployment automation (CI/CD, such as Jenkins)
  • Familiarity with RedHat Satellite server and OpenShift (PaaS) environments is a plus
  • Experience with logging and metrics systems such as ElasticSearch, Prometheus/Grafana and Splunk is desired
  • Experience with source controls systems such as Git
  • Experience with container architecture and technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker and OpenShift
  • Experience with network protocols and approaches (e.g. HTTPS/REST/Messaging Systems)
Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate with the different development and application technical teams in a technical environment
  • Experienced in writing efficient code, optimizing performance and troubleshooting and debugging issues between the applications and the infrastructure environment
  • Analyze system problems in support of development, develop system implementation and integration solutions
  • Willingness to participate in solution documentation
  • Familiarity with Agile processes
  • Familiarity with virtualization
  • Familiarity with general IT security related concepts in a LINUX cloud environment and within applications
  • Excellent collaboration skills across Development, Application and Systems teams