Sr DevOps Infrastructure Engineer

3 days ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


We are seeking a Sr. DevOps Infrastructure Engineer to join our team supporting our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in Lanham, MD to help improve the IRS’ Technology Infrastructure services. The engineer will be providing support to infrastructure and application teams by ensuring that the systems and production environment is optimized in accordance with organization standards while meeting requirements. The candidate must have knowledge and experience using the agile methodology with an emphasis on automation, continuous integration and continuous delivery.


The Sr. DevOps Infrastructure Engineer will support the integration of OpenShift and Cloudforms, support AWS Cloud infrastructure automation with multiple tools such as Chef, Nexus, Knife, Docker. The Sr. DevOps Infrastructure Engineer will work closely with enterprise configuration management team to build CI/CD pipelines, design, deploy and maintain virtual desktop infrastructure solutions based on VMWare, and review existing technology implementations and suggest and implement improvements and upgrades. Implementation, configuration, and support of the latest blade and cloud technologies is also a must.


Location of work is 3 days at the IRS facility in New Carrollton, MD, with 2 days’ work from home.  The selected candidate must be flexible and available to attend meetings or perform other activities at the IRS facility more frequently as required.


  • Propose and develop DevOps CICD pipeline orchestration solutions
  • Develop and propose containerization solutions compatible with IRS DevOps Practice
  • Develop and propose IaC and PaaS solutions compatible with IRS DevOps Practice
  • Evaluate software tools for orchestration, IaC, PaaS, and containerization solutions
  • Troubleshoot orchestration, IaC, PaaS, containerization, CICD, and automated testing solutions

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required, an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree; preferred degree in Engineering or Information Technology related major
  • Minimum ten (10) years working in an IT platform engineering environment or related field
  • Experience with source control tools (GIT, SVN), Jenkins CI/CD
  • Experience with system configuration, management, and virtualization and VMware environments
  • Experience using automation technologies such as Ansible to automate server builds, installation, configuration, and change management
  • Scripting experience (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, shell, WLST, JBoss CLI, Bash/KSH)
  • Working experience with cloud technologies
  • Experience with VMware vRealize and the planning, installing, configuring and troubleshooting of products such as:  Operations Manager, Automation, Log Insight, Network Insight
  • Experience working with automation Tools like Jenkins, Chef
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) experience using OpenShift by Red Hat
  • Experience working with API’s
  • Knowledge and experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk, New Relic and Cloudwatch
  • Good Knowledge in the design and configuration of cloud services
  • Experience working with application servers such as Apache Tomcat, Node.js, or RedHat JBoss
  • Understanding of network topology and technologies such as firewalls, load-balancers, DNS, VPN, NAT
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across organizations
  • In-depth understanding of the software development life cycle for implementing Enterprise level systems
  • Excellent attention to detail capability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Ability to perform complex tasks with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
  • Preferred: IRS system and data knowledge experience

Additional Requirements, as per contract/client:

  • Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant

EEO Statement

Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you.

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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