Blueprint Automation Engineer (Secret Clearance)

BridgeView

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Job Reference: 9961

Bridgeview is currently seeking a Blueprint Automation Engineer for one of our clients. If you love building and supporting technology solutions that make businesses successful, then read on for more details.  

TITLE: Blueprint Automation Engineer
LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO
COMPENSATION: $150-165K
BENEFITS & PERKS: Health, Disability, & Retirement Benefits; Employee Stock Purchase Plan; Educational Reimbursement; Generous Paid Time Off &  Paid Holidays

OVERVIEW 
The Senior Automation Engineer (vRA Blueprinting/Cloud Template SME) Independently evaluates, selects, adapts, and modifies standard techniques and criteria in order to plan and conduct engineering assignment. Independently plans, schedules, and conducts or coordinates detailed phases of engineering work through the selection and adaptation or modification of techniques, procedures, and criteria. Analyzes complex features of the work and applies principles and practices of the discipline or devises new approaches in problem solutions. Thoroughly reviews all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, and adequately documented.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT 

  • Responsible for bringing to life a fully functional and DoD Approved VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) including specific focus on the VMware vRealize Suite of products
  • Responsible for meeting quarterly deadlines to produce vRealize Automation (vRA) blueprints for custom USAF mission systems including virtualized and non-virtualized components  
  • Responsible to ensure the effectiveness of internal to VM provisioning methods such as Ansible, SCCM, Jenkins, and others
  • Responsible to maintain compatibility / interoperability of all created blueprints with adjacent mission systems that do not have current blueprints or are not blueprint eligible
  • Execute all efforts in a collaborative and Scaled Agile fashion while adhering to government mandated fixed due dates
  • Work with Agile teams (developers, testers, operators and other production IT staff to oversee code releases and deployments of capability.
  • Foster agile relationship between software development and IT operations, establish and refine Continuous Integration (CI) and automation (key processes, release schedules, and infrastructure designs) so that organization can create and release regular updates to products quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Attend and participate in periodic large Scale Agile Planning events (PI Planning).
  • Support standard Agile ritual meetings (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives) as necessary and assist Scrum teams in execution of Sprints.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE  
  • Strong experience with a range of automation and configuration management tools including but not limited to vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, Ansible, SCCM, Jenkins, puppet, and others
  • Ability to identify, assess and integrate various open-source technologies and private cloud services (VMware Software defined Data Center VMware Cloud Foundation);
  • Detailed, hands-on experience with private cloud resources and services (VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, NSX, vRealize Suite,
  • Experience with a diverse range of IT monitoring and management tools Including vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight
  • Strong IT hardware and operations background with hands-on expertise in servers, storage and network device installation, provisioning, and monitoring (Dell iDRAC or VXrail Preferred)
  • Clearance Requirements:  Secret
  • Educational Requirements: BS
  • Certification Requirements: DoD 8570 IAT Level II
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE 
  • Understanding of CI/CD tools and pipelines in a DoD context (i.e. DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative (DSOP), USAF PlatformONE / Kobayashi Maru, DI2E, Tanzu, Cloud Native Computing Foundation)
  • Knowledge of DoD Cyber security requirements including STIG, Scan, and static code remediation
  • Knowledge on how to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues in DoD Air Gapped test and production environments
  • Comprehensive background in OS administration RHEL and Windows 10 / Server products
  • Clear understanding of coding and scripting with common languages; Knowledge of relevant major coding languages (e.g. PowerShell, JS)
ABOUT BRIDGEVIEW 
Founded in 2005, BridgeView provides exceptional technology consulting, project augmentation, and placement services that help organizations and technologists achieve their goals. Our ability to evolve with the market and quickly adapt to client environments makes us a unique alternative to the status quo. It’s why we’ve achieved constant growth since the day we opened our doors, attracting well-known companies and expert talent. With a home base in downtown Denver and a team that embodies a work hard, play hard attitude, BridgeView is a personable but professional partner to you. We’ve won awards and we’ve had great success, but nothing is more rewarding than forming genuine connections with business leaders and technologists. 

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