Principal DevOps Engineer (Hybrid / Remote)

Software Engineering Columbia, MD


Active Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance with polygraph required 

As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will be a vital player on a team supporting the design and development of web-based tools. You’ll be working with a team of developers, subject matter experts, and UX designers to create an end-to-end system of containerized user interfaces, microservices, and data stores. There are opportunities to develop on all parts of the architecture from streaming websocket data providing real-time data presentation to smart query builders for searching historical data to REST API development to data modeling and caching strategies. You will also be able to learn or use any experience you have with AWS Tools such as CloudFormation, EC2 instances, S3, and applications such as Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Postgres, Redis, Kafka.

For over 12 years, Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Community's toughest software and analysis challenges. We are an employee- owned small business, meaning our employees see the benefit of their contributions and have a stake in our overall success.  If you'd like to join a collaborative group supporting mission critical tasking in a cleared environment, then Visionist is the place for you. Learn more about us here:


5 Benefits We Know You Will Love! 
- 15% retirement combined contribution (5% matching + 10% additional) to 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) each year
- 4 weeks paid time off that is never "use or lose" AND 12 paid holidays
- Cigna Medical, Dental, and Vision - OR - $3900 / year for waiving this benefit
- Competitive pay including an annual raise AND end of year bonus
- Flexible hours with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off OR receive straight overtime pay

- Provide support for deploying and maintaining software on existing systems and support migrating deployments to new cloud systems
- Research, design, implement, and manage software deployments including CI/CD processes
- Identify areas for modification in existing systems and subsequently developing these modifications within the contract
- Work closely with developers, platform maintainers, and systems analysts

- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- 15 years of experience performing and providing technical direction for the interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software system
- 8 years of direct experience with an intelligence community or signals intelligent activity
- Experience using Kubernetes, Docker, Docker-compose, Helm, Git, Gitlab, Gitlab runners, Rancher, dockerized microservice architecture, and Linux command line tools


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Next steps: Apply online and one of our recruiters will reach out to you. We have a streamlined process of phone screen with a recruiter, interview with a Visionist team at our HQ in Columbia, MD, and that is all!

Interested in learning more about Visionist and the work we do? Check out our website!


U.S citizenship required (green card holders and permanent residents are not eligible). Applicants selected will be required to obtain / maintain a government security clearance. 

Visionist, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities employer.