Austin, TX
Salary: $83,600.00 /year


Department of Veterans Affairs, AITC

ITSS Program

1615 Woodward St.

Austin, TX 78772


– Masters’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, or other Engineering or

Technical Discipline

– 5 years work experience

– 2 years of additional work experience can be substituted for 1 year of college


· Experience with automation/configuration management using Ansible, Puppet, Chef or an equivalent.

· Ability to use a wide variety of open-source technologies and cloud services.

· Experience in practical application of lifecycle system engineering for IT Infrastructure.

· A working understanding of code and script (Java, .NET, PHP, Python, PowerShell, Perl and/or Ruby).

· Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service (e.g., SRE).

· Must be able to obtain and maintain a VA security clearance.

· Knowledge of, and preferably experienced with, AWS and/or Azure.

· Excellent relationship building skills while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree computer science, software engineering, information systems, or equivalent technical discipline 4 years of cloud technology experience.


· Amazon or Azure Cloud Certification.

· Expertise in working in defense or intelligence community Cloud environments, including AWS GovCloud, MilCloud, or Microsoft Azure Government (MAG).

· Experience using Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Web Application Security Assessment (WASA), and/or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) protocols and standards.

· Experience with security and compliance with various industry standards like HIPAA, PHI, and CIS Benchmarks etc.

· Experience with SQL and MySQL (NoSQL experience is a plus).

· Prior Web Application Development.

· Knowledge of, and preferably experienced with, Agile/SCRUM methodologies.

· Familiarity or experience with AWS Cloud Formation, and MAG Resource Manager.

· Master’s Degree in relevant technical discipline.

· 8 years of work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.


· Design, implement, and maintain internal and external Cloud-based solutions and infrastructure that span across multiple public and private Clouds and regions, including Azure, AWS, and client data centers.

· Automate management and orchestration tasks, streamline processes, and perform standard administration functions, as needed.

· Analyze procedures to automate various systems and tasks, including automating code builds and deployments.

· Conduct systems upgrade and maintenance.

· Alerting and monitoring.

· Define functional and operational requirements.

· Create high-level specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems or platforms.

· Research and promote new DevOps tools to simplify processes and identify opportunities for improving existing processes or implementing new process automation.

· Assist security team with reviewing system security to prevent, detect, and respond to threats

· Managing production and non-production support issues as they arise.

· Work in collaboration with architects to represent DevOps during the design and development of software or extensive revisions to existing applications.

· Work with heads of internal groups to find innovative solutions to their problems and make recommendations.

· Lead spec and design meetings.

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