Senior DevOps Engineer CB683 (Reston) in Reston, VA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contract to Hire
  • Location:
    Reston, VA
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior DevOps Engineer with our industry-leading client in Reston, Virginia.

Due to client requirement, applicants must be willing and able to work on a w2 basis. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Position Description

Eliassen's client is a leader in providing amazing educational opportunities for students and families in the United States. Being a large, established organization, our client is a mission-driven organization that focuses specifically on creating learning and educational opportunities for students to succeed in primary school and beyond! 

Our client leverages cutting edge technology solutions, and we are recruiting for a skilled software focused DevOps Engineer who will build, operate, and maintain Enterprise-level, large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant, and highly reliable systems used by our client's DevOps teams. The engineer will advise, coach, and train DevOps teams on these products. This position also will work on a small team solving high-priority challenges.

The ideal candidate will have a heavy software development background who understands software frameworks like JavaScript (specifically NodeJS and ReactJS) and be able to understand which frameworks will work best for the DevOps process. You will have designed, developed, and implemented solutions that support business functionality and the underlying infrastructure required to run and deploy those solutions. The candidate must possess the technical skills and experiences with Amazon Web Services and continuous delivery systems.

  • Develop, integrate, manage, and monitor applications within AWS
  • Manage development and production environments within AWS
  • Promote DevOps and AWS best practices within the team to improve quality, reduce risk, increase security, promote efficiency, and minimize costs
  • Architect and document designs using best practices with a focus on security 
  • Create and implement comprehensive solutions that improve the reliability of the microservices-based applications built by the teams across the organization

Qualifications needed
  • A bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS
  • 6-8 years of experience in software systems, programming, and infrastructure development
  • Strong, proven experience as a DevOps engineer in a scalable production environment built on AWS
  • Experience with Node.js/JavaScript frameworks and design patterns. Experience with the React library is helpful.
  • Experience working with APIs and Microservices
  • A strong desire to innovate and build comprehensive solutions that other DevOps engineers inside the team and across the organization can leverage. Any creative work in the following areas is helpful: serverless application development, monitoring for microservices, chaos engineering or feature toggling, A/B testing, performance testing (all in the AWS ecosystem)
Preferred skills

  • Working knowledge of the database and data analytics related to AWS services is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of IP Networking, VPCs, DNS, Load Balancing, and firewalling
  • Experience building infrastructure as code using AWS Cloud Formation or similar scripting techniques
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments
  • Experience managing releases into production using AWS Code Pipeline.
  • Expertise with Git, including branching workflows
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to work with a diverse set of colleagues
  • Healthy decision-making, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and testing skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to set priorities, work independently, and attain goals
  • The ethos of continuous improvement and interest in learning new things
  • Strong ability to understand and internalize the big picture and broader implications
Job ID: 346960

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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