Advanced Kubernetes SME

We sit at the core point of innovative and integrated projects that impact our clients and our way of life and we might be looking for you to join our team!  

Why Seed?

Our engineers push the envelope to deliver high-availability, self-healing systems that operate in the cloud and on-premises. We have multiple customers throughout the region interested in efficient, scalable mission solutions that take full advantage of the latest software engineering approaches. Our architecture, Kubernetes, and DevSecOps experience are unparalleled along the Front Range. We take pride in hiring bright minds that aren’t satisfied with the status quo. Help us build better government systems, one customer at a time! Seed is a family-centered, fun-loving, high-energy, innovative team. Check us out and be a part of the solution! 
We are willing to train the right candidates that may not have all the Kubernetes or CaC/IaC experience but possess strong engineering skills and an aptitude for understanding systems, and a desire to learn. 
Due to our customer base, U.S. citizenship is required. TS/SCI Secret security clearance is required at the time of hire. Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation. .
Location: Colorado Springs; remote work options available

Job Description and Required Skills

To provide lead DevSecOps experience in support of the DoD’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office’s (CDAO) mission to democratize AIML capabilities across the department. Three (3) plus years demonstrated experience: 
  • Providing DevSecOps implementation using Jenkins, Gitlab, or similar tools 
  • Expert hands-on development experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and Helm 
  • Developing, testing, and maintaining containerized applications 
  • GitOps and Continuous Deployment in hybrid environments 
  • Expert knowledge of source version control, build/release tools and methodologies, and CI/CD pipelines 
  • Cloud systems and architectures (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure) 
  • Development with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Configuration as Code (CaC) using tools like Jenkins, Packer, Terraform, and Ansible 
  • Strong Bash or Python coding skills 
  • Experience providing technical guidance to other engineers and Platform One automation/build tool 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

Desired Skills

  • AI/ML model development experience 
  • Experience with cloud systems and architectures (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure) 
  • Ability to master new technologies and gain an expert-level understanding of the latest approaches (auto-scaled cloud-based systems, serverless architectures, cloud/on-premises hybrid solutions) 
  • Expert-level knowledge with packaging and securing applications as containers and working in Kubernetes 
  • Experience with AKS, EKS, Rancher, OCP, K3D, or K3S
  • Subject-matter expert in DevSecOps methodologies 
  • Skillset capable of building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines for a large enterprise that consists of hundreds of applications 
  • Strong ‘security first’ mindset 
  • Experience developing software with Java, Spring Framework, JBoss, Python, JavaScript, node.js, and/or Angular 
  • Familiar with microservice architectures (REST, JMS, AMQP) 
  • Familiarity with Linux and scripting (Bash and Python, etc.) 
  • Ability to work on high performing teams supporting multiple projects and personnel 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience with Istio is a plus 
  • Privileged User Certification: DoD 8570.01-M, IASAE Level II 
  • Sec+ or equivalent 
  • Familiar with microservice architectures (REST, JMS, AMQP) 

Education Requirements

  • • Seven (7)+ years of experience with a B.S/B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, or technical degree or 10+ equivalent experience.   

Salary Range

  • $100,000 - $160,000

Benefits Include:

  • Benefits Pool: Health, Retirement & PTO/Sick Leave
  • Variable compensation also included
  • Company-provided STD, LTD and Life
Seed Innovations is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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