Kinney Group, Inc.

  • Python Engineer TS/SCI clearance required

    Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2019 9:36 AM)
    Job ID
    Staff Augmentation - 290
    Security Clearance Level Required
  • Overview

    Kinney Group teams support mission-critical needs for our customers. In this role, you will serve as part of an elite team of Engineers dedicated to excellence. We harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives and this role will serve as part of a team of Software Engineering professionals.


    This position supports the program’s Elastic as a Service (EaaS) team to provide quality cost effective search solutions to the client. As part of the EaaS Team, various expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment both on premise as well as in the cloud.


    The Engineer will actively participate with Scrum development teams and meetings. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible for working with a highly functional team developing and automating data ingest, optimizing system and search performance, integration with enterprise authentication services, and establishing/improving system monitoring while maintaining established security protocols development, test, and production systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team to define task breakdowns and effort estimates; as well as preparing design and test documents.


    Key duties

    • Continue development and maintenance of an authorization proxy written in Python.
    • Architect, build and maintain on premise and/or cloud infrastructure to support team and customer initiatives
    • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services, optimize for cost efficiencies/authentication/search, etc)
    • Administer production, staging and development environments
    • Monitor and analyze system performance, such as server load and resource usage
    • Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes using CI/CD tools
    • Apply configuration management disciplines to maintain software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
    • Enforce best practices for security and reliability, and drive security initiatives, like access control and vulnerability testing
    • Work with A&A Teams to maintain security requirements for operation of systems
    • Perform routine equipment checks and preventative maintenance
    • Maintain up to date documentation of designs/configurations
    • Work with other service providers to support areas of common interest
    • On-call support may be required

    Desired Skills & Experience

    Education & Requirements
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline preferred; work or military experience may substitute
    • 2+ years of related systems engineering experience.
    • TS/SCI government security clearance (active)

    Required Skills

    • Experience working within Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
    • Strong Understanding of DevOps and software/application development processes
    • Experience with GitLab, Jenkins, Nexus, and other DevOps/Continuous Integration tools
    • Experience with cloud orchestration tools (i.e. SALT, Chef, Ansible)
    • Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Google, Azure
    • Experience with Python framework and Shell scripting
    • Knowledge of network technologies, common infrastructure components, load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised

    Desired Skills

    • Experience building Amazon EC2 instances and S3 buckets for development, test, and production environments
    • Experience working with Elasticsearch
    • Experience working with API Management tools (APIGEE, Kong, etc)
    • Experience working closely with software development teams
    • Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. IAM, S3 bucket, Cloud Trail, SSH, VPN, etc.)
    • Ability to write and use unit and functional testing

    More about Kinney Group:

    Kinney Group is a solutions-oriented professional services consulting firm specializing in automation and analytics to harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Security is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced automation, 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 who serve our customers with an unexpected experience. We specialize in Splunk, AppDynamics, Puppet, and VMware to serve our customers as they journey through digital transformation. 


    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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