Do you have experience in IT security and a strong background in DevOps/development, enjoy designing secure repeatable processes, and have experience with Kubernetes? Northramp is looking for a smart, creative DevSecOps Engineer interested in helping grow something truly unique in our markets.

This is your opportunity to join a smart DevSecOps team delivering cutting-edge solutions to a fantastic Government client.  A solid foundation of DevOps / SRE principals, experience with Kuberenetes and experience securing cloud environments is key for this challenging and rewarding role.  You will join a team of talented DevSecOps engineers that are working hard to engineer the future of Cloud and Container security for our federal Government client.  We have the tools to succeed, and we are looking for individuals with a sharp engineering mind to help shape and harden new and existing architectures.

This DevSecOps team is responsible for developing a large variety of security and infrastructure solutions in the cloud and in on-premise data centers.  We are seeking a motivated individual as this team is constantly evolving and is currently evolving cloud security solutions in AWS.  To be successful in this role you’ll be passionate about what you do and will be able to work autonomously to engineer your way out of problems. The successful candidate will have proven experience in automating manual IT infrastructure and security processes and will have a proven track record of learning new technologies.

This position allows for 60% - 80% telecommute if located in the Washington DC, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO or Kansas City MO areas. 100% remote is acceptable for candidates that live outside of the above listed regions. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Integrating with application teams to act as security SME and assist with connecting to new and existing security related tooling
  • Reviewing and assisting application teams with architectural decisions as they pertain to security best practices.
  • Develop IaC using Cloud Formations and Terraform
  • Develop reusable automation using Ansible
  • Develop processes and automation to  harden AMI and Docker Container Images
  • Write and review Kubernetes Network and Service Mesh policies to create inner cluster security perimeters.
  • Assist Security Organization with research and development of tooling and applications that can shift security into CI/CD Pipelines
  • Develop Jenkins and CircleCI code to build or add onto new existing CI/CD pipelines
  • Perform research and development on new Cloud offerings from a variety of Cloud Platforms.
  • Develop example code, best practice documents and processes to aid application and SecOps teams in deploying their service offerings

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience of developing in containerize environments
  • 2+ years of experience presenting the technical solutions you develop to other teams and organizing technical dependencies involving other teams.
  • 4+ years of experience in DevOps or DevSecOps roles.  The successful candidate will have worked closely with application or infrastructure teams as a DevOps or DevSecOps engineer.  You must have experience developing with Ansible and Terraform.
  • 4+ years of Cloud Platform, Security Engineering.  The successful candidate will have experience working with one or more Cloud Platforms to develop secure solutions that scale.  This includes, but is not limited to, Lambda, Docker and Kubernetes related services, Network, and Instance related services and deep understanding of how to secure and observe those services.
  • 2+ years of Security Engineering.  The successful candidate will have proven experience building and reviewing architectures with a focus on security best practices.  An understanding of reading and implementing security controls in new and existing architectures coupled with the ability to communicate successfully with the greater security organization is required.

Strongly Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience of working in Kubernetes environments.  This experience must include engineering deployment strategies, experience hardening deployments, hardening the control plane and worker nodes.  Also, a key skill is to understand how to implement observability and altering into new and existing clusters. 
  • Strong experience with Kubernetes and service mesh orchestration:  The successful candidate must have experience with Kubernetes in production environments.  You will need to be familiar with best practices in deploying Kubernetes and have a firm grasp on the challenges and solutions around securing a cluster.  Experience with service mesh orchestration as a means to inject security ( Istio, Linkerd, etc ) is a key piece of our projects.
  • Strong DevSecOps practices: The successful candidate will be experienced with injecting security hardening and best practices into existing and new projects that follow DevOps practices.  You will be expected to absorb existing security strategies and engineer solutions in active and new CI/CD Pipelines, IaC, and configuration management tools.  We need a candidate who is excited about shifting security early in the application and platform lifecycle and optimizing observability.
  • Experienced DevOps Tools Management: We are looking for a candidate that has experience managing and contributing to tooling that helps keep the culture of DevOps functional and fruitful for application teams.  Experience managing and deploying CI/CD tools and artifact repositories is looked upon favorably.     

About Northramp

At Northramp, our passion, our true north, is to help our clients cut through the fog and obtain technical and operational clarity to help them make the most significant impact possible.  Focused like a laser on driving value for our clients, Northramp specializes in helping public and private sector clients streamline their IT operations, improve their technical services, and drive greater returns from IT investments.

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