Software Engineer

Engineering Arlington, Virginia Mount Laurel, New Jersey JR-529


Background Information:
Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking a Software Deployment Engineer to be based out of our Arlington, Virginia or Mt. Laurel, New Jersey office.  

IDT is seeking a Software Engineer with 3+ years of experience. This position offers an engineer the opportunity to utilize their knowledge and talents as part of a collaborative team developing software for a growing company.

All applicants must be able to obtain/maintain an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain Infrastructure as Code software for automated deployment and configuration of a multi-site, multi-system environment
  • Participate in identification and applications of emerging technologies and architectures including evaluation of cloud operations platforms such as cloud IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Developing design documentation
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues and lead engineers

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, or Math
  •  3+ years of professional software deployment experience in technically rigorous environments

Required Skills:

  • Experience with container technologies (Docker and Docker-Compose etc.) 
  • Proficiency in automation scripts and tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Salt, etc.
  • Basic full-stack development skills: SQL, Python/Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS
  • Strong Linux skills
  • High degree of competence in Bash and Shell
  • Ability to shift from one project to another in an agile work environment
  • Basic networking experience
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 10 - 20% 

 Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Kubernetes distros such as OpenShift, RKE2 and/or Tanzu
  • Experience with software defined networking (SDN) such as NSX-T
  • Experience with Git, Jenkins, Artifactory
  • Experience with server and or desktop virtualization
  • DevSecOps experience
  • Virtualization Infrastructure Experience with VMware or similar virtualization tools
  • Networking experience – TCP/IP, DNS, Load Balancing, Firewall, NetBIOS, switching, Routing, VLANs
  • Experience with at least one public cloud environment, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure


  • Solid analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate ambiguous situations
  • Be able to communicate with customers when needed
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

EEO Statement:
IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.