Systems Engineer- Senior

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full-time
  • Clearance Level: US Citizen

Company Description

MindPoint Group delivers industry-leading cybersecurity solutions, services, and products. We are the trusted cybersecurity advisors to key government and commercial decision-makers and support security operations for some of the most security-conscious organizations globally. We design and implement innovative security solutions to identify and defend against today’s risks and tomorrow’s attacks.  

We believe that helping organizations operate from the best security posture possible requires automation.  Empowering our employees to excel and providing them with the means to do so enables us to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. 

Unlike many IT consultancies, we’re not a body shop. Our client engagements are challenging and growth-oriented. Our relationship with you is for the long run because, in this business, your success is our success. That’s why we treat investments in employees as investments in the company itself, which is why we offer fantastic benefits (healthcare, generous PTO, paid maternity and paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement, to name a few). 

But you’ll want to work here for reasons that can’t be written into an offer letter—the challenge, growth opportunities, and most important: the culture of a company that cares about you. 

We are an established, profitable, and growing company that promises you the following: 

  • A diverse organization. 
  • A safe workplace with zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment of any kind. 
  • A balanced work life. Seriously. 
  • Potential of a flexible schedule, depending on the specific customer. 
  • A leadership team focused on your professional growth and development. 

Job Description

This position is contingent upon contract award. MindPoint Group is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer. Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the DevSecOps Strategy to include the definition and goals of the over-arching framework and methodologies
  • Implement CI/CD pipeline utilizing DevSecOps principles and practices to increase automation and reduce human involvement in the process
  • Integrate DevSecOps tools and services (a code repository, an artifact repository, source code analyzer, security scanning, testing tools and an orchestrated integration and delivery platform) to enable automated application building, testing, securing and deployment
  • Develop scalable test frameworks, analyze complex system architecture, and recommend solutions for improving system testability
  • Automate application deployment into varied and complex environments using virtual machines, container technology, Kubernetes, cloud environments, and bare metal servers
  • Architect testable, maintainable Infrastructure as Code (IAC)
  • Facilitate a smooth delivery of a robust and stable product by teaming with customers and vendors
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems related to the OS, hardware, network, and related software

Qualifications

  • US Citizenship with the ability to get a Public Trust is required 
  • Over 6 years engineering and deploying complex IT systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) of STEM or other relevant fields; or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training or work experience
  • 10+ years of Unix/Linux systems administration experience including:
    • Administering, optimizing, and configuring applications on Linux servers
    • Creating and configuring new servers in a cloud environment (AWS preferred)
    • Configuring cloud services (e.g., CloudFormation, Route 53, CloudTrail, API Gateway, etc)
    • Experience managing VPC, URL proxies, and C2S access points
  • 4+ years related experience with DevSecOps tools and best practices including:
    • Experience with build and release automation tools such as Jenkins, GIT, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    • Experience writing Terraform scripts, Helm scripts, Python scripts
    • Experience using GitLab or GitHub, Git, and Gitflow
    • Experience with automated test and scanning tools
    • Experience with secrets management tools such as Vault
    • Experience supporting Production environment (Tier 3 support)
    • Experience with container runtimes and storage solutions
  • Must hold active certifications meeting DoDD 8140 IAT Level II or higher standards, this includes:
    • Cybersecurity-related certification (at least 1), examples include but not limited to:
      • CompTIA Security+
      • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
      • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
      • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Operating System-relevant certification (at least 1), specifically relevant to Linux or AWS, examples include but not limited to:
      • CompTIA Linux+
      • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
      • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA)
      • LPIC-2 (Advanced Level Linux Professional)
      • LPIC-3 (Senior Level Linux Professional)
      • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
      • AWS Solutions Architect – Associate
      • AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate
    • Experience with and a passion for security, automation, scalability, and DevSecOps culture
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment to troubleshoot and resolve problems
    • Superb communication skills

Desired

  • Strong hands-on technical experience, knowledge, and understanding of AWS is preferred
  • Certifications in related industry, security or cloud areas such as CompTIA Security+, AWS certifications, etc.
  • Knowledge of version control systems – Git, SVN, Phire
  • Full SDLC experience – business case and requirements engineering to production support
  • Knowledge of Docker and Gurobi Optimizer

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines
  • Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled