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Jacobs Junior DevOps Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Junior DevOps Engineer to help design and develop automated build, test, and deployment systems across multiple codebases, build tools, application servers, and platforms.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work with emerging and legacy project teams to develop easy-to-adopt automated solutions for their development pipelines and software development lifecycle

  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting of continuous integration systems including build and deployment used across multiple environments

  • Design, maintain, and troubleshoot automated testing and tools to support multiple projects and SDLC methodologies (i.e., Agile, Waterfall)

  • Design and implement static code analysis standards and metrics, aggregate and track across project teams

  • Design and develop cloud architectures including configuring and spinning up virtual machines for application deployment, including Linux / Windows operating systems, cloud automation and configuration tools, understanding the need for scaling, templating, and automation

  • Proactively communicate and coordinate with multiple project teams

  • Independently seek opportunities to implement speed and efficiency improvements as technology and capabilities evolve

  • Seek out new DevOps related capabilities via open-source industry and marketplace research for potential implementation


Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • 1+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree is required. Commensurate experience for education

  • Hands-on experience with complex build systems

  • Hands-on experience with Linux (RedHat/CentOS)

  • Hands-on experience with AWS

  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, GitLab)

  • Experience with unit, integration, and functional testing tools (JUnit, Selenium)

  • Experience with source control management (SCM) systems (Git, Subversion)

  • Familiarity with configuration management tools (Cloud Formation, Helm, Yaml)

  • Containerization Tools (Kubernetes, Podman, Buildah, Docker)

  • Familiarity with SCM branching strategies

  • Familiarity with build & dependency management (Maven, Nexus, AWS ECR)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitas


  • Experience with test-driven development and/or behavior-driven development

  • Experience with Groovy

  • Experience with web services (REST, SOAP)

  • Hands-on J2EE application deployment experience

  • Familiarity with static code analysis (SonarQube)

  • Systems development experience for federal clients

  • Experience with J2EE application servers (i.e., Tomcat, WebLogic, Glassfish, JBoss)

  • AWS Solutions Arch or Developer certification

  • Familiarity with application vulnerability scanners (i.e., Prisma/TwistLock, Tenable/Nessus)

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.