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DevOps Engineer IC-3

at United Launch Alliance

Posted: 7/9/2019
Job Reference #: 1385187
Keywords: electrical

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Job Title
DevOps Engineer IC-3

Position Location
Denver, CO

Job Description
Are you interested in joining America's most experienced team of rocket scientists as a DevOps Engineer IC-3? Do you have what it takes to be a part of the most reliable rocket launch team - and soon the team to return humans to space from American soil? ULA is America's #1 space launch provider with 100% mission success on over 100 consecutive launches. Our vision is to Save Lives, Explore the Universe and Connect the World.

The ULA team is working on products that will change how we think about space flight. Are you ready to join our highly talented team, as a DevOps Engineer IC-3, and work on something that will profoundly change the way we test and fly launch vehicles? Are you ready to Harness the Potential of Space for Humanity?

You will work with a highly collaborative team in an Agile environment embracing a "fail-fast" mentality (fail fast, fail often, react quickly and learn from every failure). You will engage with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Technology Architects, and Automation team members on cross-functional activities to design, develop, and test cutting-edge software solutions.

You will be responsible for working on a team to develop establish core DevOps technologies and philosophies. You may be deployed to Scrum teams to improve automation and CI/CD pipelines, as well as, drive monitoring solutions into software to enable this philosophy. You will partner with engineering teams across software engineering to design, develop, install, monitor and test standardized solutions that meet established security control objectives and implement efficient solutions. You will also partner with development teams and work with them on product security principles across the product lifecycle (concept, development, operation and iteration) and influence the design and envisioned use to help teams create products that are secure by design, secure in use and secured through partnership.

Joining ULA's Software Engineering team, as a DevOps Engineer IC-3, will give you the opportunity to take on unique and mission-critical responsibilities while allowing you to shape your own career path and drive change.

ULA Job Description:
Designs, develops, operates and maintains software and firmware components and computing systems software to be applied to and integrated with engineering, scientific and manufacturing requirements. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of such engineering applications and products such as flight control and display systems, mechanical and electrical systems. Interfaces with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel.

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Software Engineering

External Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
  • 4 to 8 years of hands on related work experience
  • Experience with Unix-based operating systems
  • Familiarity with public cloud environments and technologies, including Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience working with a multiple CICD pipeline and continuously improving the release process for many products with competing timelines
  • Development experience in Python, Ruby, AWK or Shell
  • Working knowledge of software configuration management systems and/or source code version control systems and experience automating build and release processes, build management, dependency management and continuous integration/deployment tools
  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies and experience with Linux and UNIX
  • Understanding of service-oriented attitude with excellent problem solving and analytical skills

External Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with 4+ years of Linux system administration
  • Extensive experience with one or more of the following scripting languages:  Perl, Python, Ruby, AWK, Shell, Bash
  • Experience with infrastructure management and support in a large-scale production environment
  • Experience managing AWS environment in support of software development
  • Experience with container development and deployment life-cycle, particularly Docker
  • Extensive experience using virtualization technologies for pre-production life-cycle environments, such as Vagrant
  • Understanding of software architectures and application of security and monitoring in each
  • Distributed client/server
  • Centralized multi-tier
  • Experience with Object-Oriented Languages
  • Knowledge of hardware-software integration and appropriate performance testing techniques
  • Experience with configuration management tools in terms on monitoring, deployment automation, and orchestration (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Splunk/Kibana, etc)
  • Experience in engineering custom solutions to operational problems
  • Engineering tools administrative and technical support experience
  • Experience with supporting an environment with strict compliance standards, such as responding to security audits and attestation to compliance standards.

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

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