Systems Administrator with DevOPs Experience - TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly

Information Technology Fairfax , Virginia


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT Roadmap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world. 
Our consultants solve our clients’ most challenging problems, uncovering answers to questions they didn't even know. Only apply if you have a thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast paced environment. We Work with the US Government as well as Fortune 500 clients, and our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.  
As a result of our continued success, we are seeking an eager candidate to work as a Systems Administrator with DevOPs experience to support deployment and operations of various applications a government client’s production and other development/testing environments.

The organization this position supports manages a system of integrated telecommunications networks in an effort to provide secure, reliable, and robust communications capabilities to United States Government Departments and agencies operating from Diplomatic and Consular facilities outside of the United States.  Some of the services they offer their end customers include terrestrial, satellite and internet services, international direct-dialing, and Voice over IP (VOIP).
Job duties:

  • Create and enhance internal OS and application deployment tools and processes. 
  • Develop and manage processes for automated build and deployment of systems, which includes developing and managing configuration tools. 
  • Utilize system resource monitoring tools to identify potential problem areas and coordinate with the development teams to make sure the deployment process and best practices are implemented.  
  • Coordinate with the development teams to ensure production requirements are taken into account early in lifecycle of development.
  • Develop utility scripts to ease deployment processes.

Required Qualifications/Certifications: 

  • Hands-on experience implementing & configuring cloud environments (e.g. AWS, and Azure) 
  • Experience in implementing infrastructure as code 
  • Experience in at least one technology/tool from each category: 
    • Configuration Management: Ansible (preferred) Chef, or Puppet 
    • Shell Scripting: BASH, PowerShell 
    • Systems Administration: Linux (RHEL), Windows 
    • CI/CD Tools: Jenkins, Bamboo 
    • Build Automation: Maven, Gradle. NPM 
    • Version Management: Git SVN 
    • Web Server: Apache 
    • Programming Languages: Perl, Python, AngularJS, Java, WebServices
    • Integration: ESB
    • Agile Methodologies: Kanban, Scrum

Desired Skills/Certifications: 

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  • Experience with Application Servers: JBoss, WebLogic
  • Experience with container technologies: Docker
  • Basic understanding for TCP/IP networking: subnetting and routing
  • Basic Relational Databases Administration: Postgres, MySQL, Oracle
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience supporting design and development of cloud operations with - Cloudformation, VPC, ELB, AutoScaling, RDS, Route53, S3, and other AWS services

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS and a minimum of 7 years of related experience

Security Clearance:

  • Active Top Secret clearance with Full Scope Poly (FSP) is required
  • Must be within five years of the last clearance investigation.

Work Location:

  • Fairfax, VA

Windward Consulting strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career.  We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package.  We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance. 

Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry. 

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.