DevOps Engineer - Mid Career

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

Do you loathe doing the same task over and over? Do you enjoy streamlining processes through automation? As a DevOps Engineer, your focus will be on automating all things! You will help automate our infrastructure and assist researchers in automating their research applications and tools used for performing state of the art research leveraging cloud native technologies. If you are looking to effect change and make an impact from the ground up, keep reading.

We have an opening for a DevOps Engineer - Mid/Senior. You will develop and support a robust, scalable, and operational on-prem cloud native infrastructure that enables 24x7 operations. This position is in the Global Security Computing Applications (GS-CAD) Division in Computing, matrixed to the Global Security Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Contribute to the architecture of a DevOps infrastructure that meets requirements for 24x7 uptime, and efficient, frequent software delivery.
  • Function as a team member while architecting, implementing, and managing infrastructure utilizing configuration management tools, such as Ansible or Puppet, to configure Linux cluster environments that implement moderately complex operational and security requirements.
  • Identify, design, implement, and manage Docker/Kubernetes virtualization infrastructure in Linux, to support moderately complex to complex operational, development, and security requirements.
  • Investigate and participate in the deployment of infrastructure monitoring, alerting and logging tools for the DevOps infrastructure.
  • Document and version control the IT infrastructure, using Git and Confluence; track/report work status in tickets using JIRA.
  • Support and improve GitLab CI/CD system used for automating deployments of infrastructure servers, Kubernetes cluster(s) and applications.
  • Implement automation tools to help with deploying, troubleshooting and maintaining cluster environments.
  • Design, implement and manage build and release pipelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Work with researchers on developing repeatable software stacks used for their research and automate their deployment and configuration across multiple environments.
  • Work with security teams to incorporate security checks and audits into CI/CD system.
  • Extend Kubernetes to help simplify usage, operations and user applications.

  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Broad experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience distributing and enforcing standard configurations for clusters leveraging configuration management tools such as Ansible or Puppet.
  • Broad experience interacting with computer security personnel to provide input to computer security plans, ensuring computer security compliance, monitoring systems for general health, security incidents, and other events, and developing security configurations that meet cyber requirements.
  • Experience performing Red Hat and Debian based Linux system administration in a moderately complex to complex server environment, including tasks such as installation, performance tuning, networking, security, troubleshooting, monitoring, backup/archiving and hardware replacement
  • Broad experience with software development or system administration using scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Groovy, etc.).
  • Broad experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Ability to set priorities and independently resolve complex problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sufficient interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of personnel and ability to work independently, under limited direction, in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Advanced knowledge of and significant technical experience with Linux operating systems, virtual environments(Vagrant, VMware or Ovirt), containerized environments (Docker, Podman or Kubernetes) and/or related hardware.
  • Experience architecting, implementing and maintaining build and release pipelines leveraging CI/CD systems.
  • Significant experience as a technical lead on advanced projects, achieving positive results, and driving projects to closure, on time and on budget with advanced analytical skills to analyze complex systems and networks.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience designing and implementing release and workflow pipelines using CI/CD systems such as Jenkins or Gitlab.
  • Experience with configuration management systems such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt.
  • Experience with Virtual environments (Vagrant, VMware or Ovirt) and/or containerized environments (Docker, Podman or Kubernetes).

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.


Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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Do you loathe doing the same task over and over? Do you enjoy streamlining processes through automation? As a DevOps Engineer, your focus will be on automating all things! You will help automate our infrastructure and assist researchers in automating their research applications and tools used for performing state of the art research leveraging cloud native technologies. If you are looking to effect change and make an impact from the ground up, keep reading.

We have an opening for a DevOps Engineer - Mid/Senior. You will develop and support a robust, scalable, and operational on-prem cloud native infrastructure that enables 24x7 operations. This position is in the Global Security Computing Applications (GS-CAD) Division in Computing, matrixed to the Global Security Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Contribute to the architecture of a DevOps infrastructure that meets requirements for 24x7 uptime, and efficient, frequent software delivery.
  • Function as a team member while architecting, implementing, and managing infrastructure utilizing configuration management tools, such as Ansible or Puppet, to configure Linux cluster environments that implement moderately complex operational and security requirements.
  • Identify, design, implement, and manage Docker/Kubernetes virtualization infrastructure in Linux, to support moderately complex to complex operational, development, and security requirements.
  • Investigate and participate in the deployment of infrastructure monitoring, alerting and logging tools for the DevOps infrastructure.
  • Document and version control the IT infrastructure, using Git and Confluence; track/report work status in tickets using JIRA.
  • Support and improve GitLab CI/CD system used for automating deployments of infrastructure servers, Kubernetes cluster(s) and applications.
  • Implement automation tools to help with deploying, troubleshooting and maintaining cluster environments.
  • Design, implement and manage build and release pipelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Work with researchers on developing repeatable software stacks used for their research and automate their deployment and configuration across multiple environments.
  • Work with security teams to incorporate security checks and audits into CI/CD system.
  • Extend Kubernetes to help simplify usage, operations and user applications.
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  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Broad experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience distributing and enforcing standard configurations for clusters leveraging configuration management tools such as Ansible or Puppet.
  • Broad experience interacting with computer security personnel to provide input to computer security plans, ensuring computer security compliance, monitoring systems for general health, security incidents, and other events, and developing security configurations that meet cyber requirements.
  • Experience performing Red Hat and Debian based Linux system administration in a moderately complex to complex server environment, including tasks such as installation, performance tuning, networking, security, troubleshooting, monitoring, backup/archiving and hardware replacement
  • Broad experience with software development or system administration using scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Groovy, etc.).
  • Broad experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Ability to set priorities and independently resolve complex problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sufficient interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of personnel and ability to work independently, under limited direction, in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Advanced knowledge of and significant technical experience with Linux operating systems, virtual environments(Vagrant, VMware or Ovirt), containerized environments (Docker, Podman or Kubernetes) and/or related hardware.
  • Experience architecting, implementing and maintaining build and release pipelines leveraging CI/CD systems.
  • Significant experience as a technical lead on advanced projects, achieving positive results, and driving projects to closure, on time and on budget with advanced analytical skills to analyze complex systems and networks.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience designing and implementing release and workflow pipelines using CI/CD systems such as Jenkins or Gitlab.
  • Experience with configuration management systems such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt.
  • Experience with Virtual environments (Vagrant, VMware or Ovirt) and/or containerized environments (Docker, Podman or Kubernetes).

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