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Ground Software DevOps

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 08/24/2022 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 83787

Job Description

Candidates must be US Citizens and be willing to work ON-SITE in Irvine, CA 

Our client is seeking a motivated DevOps Engineer to work on the Ground Software team at their Irvine, CA location. They are a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. The Ground Software team is responsible for building and maintaining the tools that enable end-to-end operations of our spacecraft and ground station network. As part of the Ground Software team, the candidate will be responsible for the CI/CD pipeline of applications to help manage our ground segment, store and visualize spacecraft telemetry, and automate our mission control center.

Your Role and Responsibilities 
 As a DevOps Engineer, you bring technical expertise and a passion for successfully adopting container platforms and DevOps tools in development environments. You are a problem solver at heart who enjoys coding and understands the impact containerization can bring to a DevOps workflow. This role understands the CI/CD pain points and is excited about digging deep to implement an end-to-end containerized solution. Working on a team, use systems administration, networking, and development experience to integrate the container technology stack into an overall DevOps solution delivering high reliability and consistency. Should have the ability to design and code application software and services as needed.

Job Requirements


  • Automating CI/CD workflows allowing developers to focus on software design and development tasks
  • Implement containerized workflows using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Bitbucket, and other open-source solutions throughout CI/CD lifecycle
  • Understanding software architecture to consult on accepted microservice application stacks and tailoring to the development needs
  • Diagnosing development/production environmental issues and introduce/implement technologies to solve them
  • Staying up to date on the latest container platform releases and containerization techniques and share with the team
  • Bring DevOps culture to the organization to work as a unified team, from Development and Operations to stakeholders and management
  • Implement DevOps methodologies based on team goals, workflows, resources, and skill set with value added proposition
  • Leading and advocating as containerization evangelist to the organization 
  • Identifying and deploying cybersecurity measures by continuously performing vulnerability assessment and risk management
  • Help implement automated continuous KPI based performance/health monitoring, alerting and take proactive steps to avoid downtime and/or performance degradation
  • Incident management, root cause analysis and steps to avoid similar incidents
  • Selecting and deploying appropriate CI/CD tools with the ability to articulate the need and plan
  • Strive for continuous improvements and help build continuous incremental development, continuous integration and deployment pipeline
  • Mentoring and guiding the team members 
  • Managing periodic timely reporting on the progress to the management and the team
Required Technical and Professional Expertise 
  • BS Computer Science and 3+ years of DevOps and Applications development professional experience
  • Architecture of on/off-premises Kubernetes control plane, monitoring, artifact storage, and alerting system
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and network security policies
  • Developer training and documentation
  • Virtual and bare metal server setup, troubleshooting, and administration
  • Lead potential hybrid migration to cloud provider (AWS, Azure)
  • Languages: Bash, Python, Typescript
  • Several of the following automation tools: Bamboo or Jenkins, Terraform, FluxCD, Saltstack
  • Any of the following networking tools: Istio, Calico, Linux networking
  • Kubernetes on-premises deployment, configuration, and administration
  • Debian Ubuntu 18.04 and VMware administration, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Container (Docker, Kubernetes) creation, configuration, repair, and administration
  • Linux administration skills, including software packaging, distribution, and configuration 
  • Experienced with cloud computing AWS, Azure, on prem data centers, a range of Git-based solutions (GitHub, GitLab), health monitoring, security, fault-tolerant, DB models
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals (IP, TCP, UDP, load balancing) including Linux network configuration with major distributions, Debian, RHEL 
  • Experience with IaaS, PaaS, and cloud technologies 
  • Experience with distributed application concepts and DevOps tools 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Demonstrable troubleshooting and debugging ability
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise 
  • MS Computer Science and 3+ years of DevOps and Applications development professional experience in all aspects of the CI/CD pipeline including deployments, monitoring and feedback gathering.
  • Recommended Certifications: CKA
  • Recommended languages: Go, C++


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program 
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage 
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities 
  • Compensation: $130,000 to $145,000 DOE

To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

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