Production Operations Engineer
RII develops cutting-edge software for the government and military. We use agile development practices and user-centered design to create innovative software solutions for complex real-world problems. We're breaking through the big, slow status quo with transformative technology that fundamentally changes and improves the world.
We’re looking for an innovative ProdOps Engineer to join our new Cyber Situational Understanding program team to meet customer and business work objectives. This position will work out of RII’s headquarters in Alexandria VA.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
System administration of development, test and production systems Implementing and utilizing our monitoring, alerting, and response system capabilities while keeping current with industry and new solutions that may integrate with program systemsCapturing, analyzing, and utilizing an effective system of software and user performance metrics, data capture, and managementImplementing log capture and utilizing data from system logs for servers and clients for our systemsMonitoring and analyzing system metrics, including (WOW, YOY) trend captureUtilizing security management capabilities. Monitoring and maintaining awareness of user access logging, privilege management among the DEV and Production environments, and help ensure a secure and DoD compliant service and system architecture.Implementing and utilizing production change and compliance management systems covering hardware life cycle, system updates, software and security patching, and technology roadmaps.Implementing and maintaining an effective rhythm for updates and progress reporting, as well as awareness of industry best practices.Maintaining a suite of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to support production operations appropriate to existing or anticipated failure modes that expertly document responses to system failure issues. Build failure triggers and pre-create responses where possible. This includes critical back-up and restore mechanisms.Supporting multiple development and production sites in the DC area which will include local travelConfiguring and maintaining user account management interfaces and system supports including direct customer interfaceAS A PART OF THE TEAM YOU MAY ALSO SUPPORT or GROW TO SUPPORT:Maintaining, troubleshooting, and configuring cloud computing and big data environments based on many open source and commercial productsSupporting the DevOps environment of cutting edge military and national defense related applicationsSupporting production environments at various locations across the globe
WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
3+ year’s experience with Linux (CentOS or Red Hat or Ubuntu) system administration to Scripting in a production environmentConducted system performance and file integrity monitoringManaged user issue identification, reporting, tracking and feedback functionsEscalated user issues based on trends or alertsConducted vulnerability scanning, mitigation, and reporting functions
Scripting experience (Puppet, Ansible, Bash, Python, Ruby)Information Security experience and certifications (NIDS, HIDS, Auditing, Incident Response)Run Time Configuration Management experience (Puppet & Ansible)Strong knowledge of the installation, configuration, and maintenance cloud computing and big data infrastructure to include Hadoop, Accumulo, Search and Index tools like ElasticsearchUnderstand web application infrastructures (Wildfly, Apache, Spring products)Familiarity with maintaining configuration management of Puppet scripts in the supported environmentsExperience with VMWARE 6.0 and laterExperience with configuration of direct attached and storage area network unitsExperience with Agile methodologies and Atlassian productsExperience with Cloudera Big Data Products, Accumulo and Apache HTTPDSupported plans for security and cyber attack mitigation
This position requires an active US TS/ SCI security clearance.
Research Innovations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.