2022-55692 - Sr DevOps Specialist


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

2022-55692 - Sr DevOps Specialist
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our nation’s heroes keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, we are continuously moving the boundaries of what’s possible. Here you’ll work with the best and your talent will be front and center on projects that impact the world. Are you up to the challenge?

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

As a Sr. DevOps Specialist (Sr. Adv IT Infrastructure & DevOps Engineer), you’ll serve as a front-line interface to users with technical issues by conducting systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies. Your duties will include maintaining and advancing a DevOps infrastructure which is used by numerous Programs at GDMS. Your duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications. You’ll also be responsible for the day-to-day support of server services by performing server administration for physical and virtual server operating systems and configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware and network related interfaces on servers. You will also perform OS and vendor software patching on servers and monitor physical and virtual servers performance using monitoring tools.

The Limited Access Area (LAA) - Sr. IT Infrastructure & DevOps Engineer is the link between our customers and engineering teams. In this role you will help define requirements, architectures, and engineer for our sub-surface, and surface IT systems.

What you’ll experience:

  • Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovere

What you bring to our team:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. You may also bring equivalent relevant experience and certifications.
  • An advanced knowledge of RedHat Linux, VMware vSphere, application environments and related technologies.
  • Proficient knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting.
  • Proficient with developer tools/concepts/scripting/methodologies - JIRA, Confluence, GitLab, Docker, Anisble, Vault, Python, Powershell, Bash.
  • Define and build the different development, testing, and production environments.
  • Work on fully automated pipelines which build, deploy, and test across multiple environments.
  • An ability to architect, deploy and continuously maintain secure, reliable and flexible best practice infrastructures and systems.
  • Experience with implementing Linux/Windows security controls to maintain system compliance.
  • Subject Matter Expert in researching and troubleshooting complex technical issues.

 What sets you apart:

  • Familiarity with compliance controls: STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides), RMF (Risk Management Framework), DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement), NIST SP 800-171/800-53, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
  • Ability to engineer with system security as number one priority.
  • Ability to quickly grasp and adopt new technologies while continuously developing yourself.
  • Handle all levels of support with ability to collaborate and communicate with those of varying levels of technical skill.
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and strong motivational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills from a variety of viewpoints.


What else you should know:

  • Department of Defense Secret clearance required at time of hire. Applicants selected for the LAA-IT Sr. Infrastructure & Systems Specialist position will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 
  • Applicant must meet DoD 8570.1 certification requirements for IAT-II or higher. You must complete CompTIA Security+ certification minimum within 60 days of hire.
  • General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.

NOTE: This position is 'on site' in Pittsfield, MA...relocation may be available.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required. 

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