Senior DevOps Engineer/Linux Sys Admin - 33638 in Franconia, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/17/2020

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Job Description


Alion is looking for a DevOps Engineer / Linux Systems Administrator to deploy and maintain cloud-based infrastructure supporting our Department of Defense customers.  The candidate will operate in an integrated software team and participate in the agile-scrum development cycle.  Candidate will be tasked with leveraging modern tools to define, build and manage virtual infrastructure in the cloud to support big data software development projects.


  • Significantly contribute to the development of custom software components and integration of customer and open source code to address complex time series analysis problems through the use of cutting edge Big Data/ Cloud technology. 
  • Design and implement core architecture and capabilities for software from prototype to operational applications.
  • Apply experience working within an Agile software development life cycle, including sprint planning, sprints, sprint review, etc.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in DevOps Engineering / Systems Administration / Software Development (Python or Java preferred).
  • Have a solid understanding of Linux systems, hosts, networks, security, applications and proficiency in shell scripting (Shell/Bash, JavaScript, Python).
  • Must understand software engineering fundamentals, OO programming, relational and time series databases, scripting knowledge.
  • Basic level of development operations (DevOps) skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Highly desired to have experience with Cloud related technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL databases.
  • Highly desired to have prior experience with Distributed Computing and Big Data.
  • Experience with AWS is highly desired.
  • Experience with implementation and maintenance of Forcepoint / Sureview/ Innerview/ Securonix is a huge plus.
  • Certifications to meet the DOD 8570 IAT certifications (i.e. Security+ or higher level).
  • Prior experience or familiarity with our Big Data Platform is a plus.
  • Data parsing/transforming techniques to include JSON, XML, CSV formats.
  • Understanding of Agile software development methodologies and use of standard software development tool suites. (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Github Enterprise, etc.)


  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance of SECRET or higher.  Clearance up to Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info may be required.


Security Clearance: None

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