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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

Ansible Software Engineer

Fort Meade, Maryland, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

We are looking for a software engineer familiar with the installation and configuration of Open Source software tools using Red Hat Ansible. This expertise will be used to create Ansible Scripts and Ansible Playbooks to automate the configuration of Hunt Kits to enable cyber missions across the globe. This software engineer will work closely with a small team to install, configure, optimize, and deploy software in support of the Hunt Mission. The software engineer will interact with Hunt Operators to optimize the configuration of deployable kits. The software engineer will have the ability to maintain, upgrade and manage software, hardware and networks. Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. You should be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly. Your goal will be to ensure automated deployment of Hunt Kits.


* Work closely with cyber operators to identify the required software and associated configurations required for mission operations
* Develop Red Hat Ansible Scripts to automate the installation and configuration of the software on both physical and virtual environments
* Leverage and modify existing Red Hat Ansible Scripts as necessary
* Set up accounts and workstations
* Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
* Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
* Upgrade systems with new releases and models
* Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies


* Proven experience as a Software Engineer, System Administrator or similar role
* Knowledge of Red Hat Ansible or related scripting techniques
* Understanding of cybersecurity software such as Network Characterization software, Host Characterization software, Malware Detection Software
* Experience with configuring Virtualization Technology such as VMWware, Red Hat virtualization
* Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery
* Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms
* Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
* Excellent communication skills
* BS/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline; professional certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)) is a plus


* Salary range starting at $180,000+
* Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
* Highly Compensated Retirement Plan (401K) with no vesting requirement
* Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
* Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
* Short Term & Long Term Disability
* Training & Development
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