Kinney Group, Inc.

Principal Engineer

3 months ago
Job ID
Process Automation - 230
Security Clearance Level Required
Clearable - US citizenship required


The primary mission for the Principal Engineer is to be a Subject Matter Expert in their field as well an external face of the Kinney group at conferences, round tables and other industry events. This position’s specialty is Process Automation but can span the broader product ecosystem where Kinney Group is a partner, to include storage, virtualization, networking and cloud principles.


The Duties of the Principal Engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Team Membership
    • Provide Technical leadership to the engineering organization as a mentor and Solution Architect
    • Collaborate with line management regarding personal development & training requirements
  • Technology Expertise
    • Understand the capabilities of the technologies for which they are a Subject Matter Expert
    • Understand our partners and competitor’s roadmaps and present new and interesting capabilities to Engineering leadership for inclusion in the product & service roadmap.
    • Understand how the Kinney Group and our customers can leverage these new technologies in alignment with industry trends.
    • Collaborate with Partners and Customers on product and solutions based reference architectures that match both best practices and where the technology is headed
    • Broad systems and technology expertise including demonstrable expertise in troubleshooting complex issues
    • Understand the technologies used by our customers to identify new business opportunities within existing customers and work with Business Development to identify new opportunities.
    • Work with Business Development on new industry verticals to pursue, in tandem with our partners.
    • Provide solution design, technical leadership and define the scope for customer engagements.
    • Collaborate with marketing & sales teams to identify the requirements for sales & demo materials and work with engineering leadership to prioritize and deliver these capabilities.
    • Collaborate with engineering leadership to develop and enhance company development and process standards and, where required, perform quality verification of other colleagues’ work products.
    • Excellent written, verbal & presentation skills required to present to internal, external and industry stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities.


Required Skills and Education:

  • 8+ years of progressive industry expertise
  • Extensive experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management using Puppet, Chef or an equivalent tool
  • Experience architecting and building automated deployment and continuous integration solutions using Jenkins or an equivalent tool
  • 3+ years of experience working with virtualization/cloud technologies with a strong preference toward VMware but could include environments like AWS, Azure and Google
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with two or more following scripting or programming languages: (Powershell, Python, Linux Shell, Ruby, Java, Perl, Javascript)
  • 5+ years of Windows/Linux system administration, software development, DevOps or some combination of experience serving in those roles
  • Solid technical expertise and troubleshooting skills
  • Previous experience with source code management processes and the Git version control system
  • Proven success in leading projects and/or managing technical teams
  • Must be a team player who communicates constructively, listens actively, shows commitment to the team and can function as an active participant in a team environment


Preferred Skills:

  • Strong knowledge and expertise in DevOps solution and strategy
  • Prior consulting, advisory or professional services experience
  • Prior experience working with Agile development methodologies. Scrum experience preferred
  • Experience with VMware vRealize Automation Cloud Automation software
  • Relevant industry certifications in technologies like cloud computing, automation or virtualization platforms

Desired Skills & Experience

More about Kinney Group:

Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven mission and business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. We are an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments.


Our colleagues subscribe to a shared ethos and purpose for the company to achieve clarity and organizational health. This translates across every customer touch point within the organization. We offer compelling work as well as leadership commitment to ongoing training and development.  


Kinney Group, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


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