Kubernetes Developer

Pittsfield, MA

Posted: 03/22/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00144

Job Description

Will get you a Secret Clearance upon hire
$51.66 hour

Applicant will be responsible for the design and implementation of the common infrastructure that will support the applications to meet our customer' s exacting requirements. If you are looking for an empowered position where you can utilize your skills on an Agile/SAFe, DevOps, MBSE program that will challenge your technical and leadership skills to deliver complex solutions to difficult problems for our warfighters and to augment our national security, this position is for you.

Candidate will work closely with the Product Manager, Architects, and Product Owners to ensure alignment with the technical roadmap. You will apply a set of principles and practices to incorporate aspects of software, IT, and systems engineering and apply them to infrastructure and operations problems to create scalable and reliable systems. Utilizing your knowledge of Kubernetes you will design, develop, and integrate container orchestration solutions to support critical mission capabilities.

Incumbent must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance within reasonable time of hire.

Strong knowledge and experience we want you to bring to our team:
  • Strong Kubernetes skills including disconnected installation, Kubernetes administration, and troubleshooting issues with the system
  • Extensive experience with Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, RKE2, Ansible, Helm, and other orchestration/PaaS technologies
  • Strong Red Hat Enterprise Linux background with experience in disconnected systems
  • Experience with Kubernetes networking plugins (CNI) such as Calico and Flannel
  • Experience with implementing Kubernetes security policies both for the orchestration components as well as the deployments (CIS Benchmarks, STIGs)
  • Experience extending Kubernetes API using open-source plugins
  • Experience creating and troubleshooting Infrastructure as Code (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair hardware or software problems
  • Understanding of Systems Security Engineering and its application to the systems lifecycle
  • Solid technical communication, writing, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines utilizing tools like Jenkins or GitLab
  • Comfortable executing as a member of an Agile Scrum team (SAFe)
  • Familiarity with Site Reliability Engineering concepts and culture

What sets you apart:
  • Certifications in Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS)
  • Familiarity with Real Time Containers and Orchestration
  • Certifications relating to Linux (RHCSA, RHCE, Linux+, LPIC, LFCS, LFCE)
  • Certifications in Cyber Security (Security+, CISSP, CEH, CASP)
  • Experience developing information systems for use in Weapons Systems
  • Previous experience in Weapons System Command and Control (C2)

Education Required:
  • Bachelor' s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field PLUS  requires 5+ years of job-related experience  OR  Master' s degree PLUS 3 years of job-related experience.
  • Agile experience preferred.

Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance within a reasonable amount of time after hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jason Briggs
Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division

A seasoned recruiting and sales professional with more than 7 years of industry experience, Jason Briggs joins the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) team as the Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With a talent for creative problem solving and coalition building, Jason started his career at Oxford and Associates in 2013, generating $2.3 million in sales by targeting the hardware, software, IT, and science & technology industries.

Subsequently, Jason joined KT Consulting as a Federal Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Recruiter focusing on winning and staffing One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS-SB) Proposals and Contracts for the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Relocating to Arizona in 2017, Jason is originally from Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in Risk Management. 

Jason attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin where he was exposed to JROTC leadership education training and military sciences. He has served on alumni executive board for the University of Wisconsin Stout's National social philanthropy fraternity, Phi Sigma Phi.  Jason also continues to provide support for local dog rescue organizations in the Phoenix area by donating time and participating in local adoption events.

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