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10 May 2021

Full-Time Cloud Operations Engineer

Kessel Run – Posted by Kessel Run Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Kessel Run is an Air Force software development organization that continuously delivers war-winning software that our Airmen love.  We are striving to be a “software company” within the Air Force that can sense and respond to conflict in any domain, anytime, anywhere.

We value continuous learning, continuous user feedback, continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous security & continuous testing. We combine lean principles, user-centered design and eXtreme Programming (XP) using a flat management, balanced team approach to ensure we are always building the most valuable thing possible, the simplest way possible, and as fast as possible.

We are offering the opportunity to work in a modern work environment, to use cutting-edge technologies and modern processes, all while making a meaningful impact every single day. Come help us solve our nation’s toughest, most complex challenges while enjoying yourself at work every day.

On a mission to bring modern cloud best practices to the Air Force, we are looking for experienced Cloud Engineers to join Kessel Run’s Cloud Infrastructure team. You’ll join a group of diverse, passionate engineers from all manner of backgrounds, responsible for the development, security, and operations of Kessel Run’s global infrastructure. Together, we’ll revolutionize the way software is developed in the government sector, and tackle critical problems that impact everyone.

What You Will Do

  • Write robust automation for provisioning, configuration, deployment, and operation of highly scalable and cost-effective infrastructure.
  • Assist Platform Engineers and Developers in the design of cloud environments in AWS.
  • Work with team members on large-scale projects, often more than one project at a time.
  • Implement security controls to maintain compliance with strict conditions and industry best practice.
  • Provide recommendations and feedback to leadership on projects and develop optimal courses of action.
  • Detect, diagnose, fix, and prevent incidents; Finding solutions to achieve required service levels.
  • Troubleshoot localized or system-wide errors/problems in a precise and timely manner.
  • Manage continuous integration and deployment in cloud environments.

Who You Are

  • You are passionate about national defense and enabling the United States Air Force to maintain a competitive edge with war-winning software.
  • You possess a deep understanding of virtual machines and core cloud concepts including scalability, usage based billing, and the shared responsibility model.
  • You have experience administering and deploying on Amazon Web Services and familiarity with its basic services such as EC2, S3, RDS, VPC, & IAM.
  • You have experience using infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloud Formation), configuration management (Ansible, Puppet), pipeline creation (Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Concourse), and scripting (Python, Shell).
  • You have a strong understanding of network structure and components.
  • You have a strong understanding of IT security principles such as RBAC, MFA, ACL, firewalls, and encryption standards.
  • You have familiarity with Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, and containers.
  • You have experience using agile development practices and familiarity with modern DevSecOps.
  • You have familiarity with zero trust architecture and Single Sign On (SSO).
  • You have an understanding of compliance standards such as NIST 800-53, FISMA, or HIPAA.
  • You avoid repeating manual processes and build automation wherever applicable.
  • You feel comfortable speaking up when the wrong technical direction is being taken.
  • You are a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance and DoD8570 IAT Level II certification.

This is a Federal civilian service position within the United States Air Force. We are hiring at the equivalent of a GS-13 up to mid GS-14 level for this position. This means you can expect a base salary of $79,468 to $103,309 multiplied by your locality rate, based on your experience. You can find your locality definition here and see the pay tables for the GS scale here. Our headquarters is located in Boston, MA; for a Boston-based employee, this would translate to a range from $102,601 to $133,382.

We also provide paid time off, health, and retirement benefits. There are advancement opportunities to promote to more senior levels after hiring.

We understand that there is no such thing as the ideal candidate for any job and we believe in empowering people to learn and grow throughout their careers. We encourage any applicant who is interested in making an impact in the Department of Defense to apply to this position regardless of background and qualifications.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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