Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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DevOps Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Computing
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107035
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 1 (SES.1) / Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)
Date Posted: July 27 2020

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

Do you loath doing the same task over and over? Do you enjoy streamlining processes through automation? As a DevOps Engineer, your focus will be on automating all things! You will help automate our infrastructure and assist researchers in automating their research applications and tools used for performing state of the art research leveraging cloud native technologies. If you are looking to effect change and make an impact from the ground up, keep reading.

We have an opening for an experienced Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer to develop and support a robust, scalable, and operational on-prem cloud native infrastructure that enables 24x7 operations. This position is in the GS-CAD Division in Computing, matrixed to the Global Security Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Collaborate with stakeholders, software developers, data scientists, and the team to architect a DevOps infrastructure that meets requirements for 24x7 uptime, and efficient, frequent software delivery.
- Leverage Ansible for managing infrastructure, including the development of well-formed Ansible code to configure Linux cluster environments that implement complex operational and security requirements.
- Assist with managing Docker/Kubernetes virtualization infrastructure in Linux, to support complex operational, development, and security requirements.
- Investigate and deploy infrastructure monitoring, alerting and logging tools for the DevOps infrastructure.
- Document and version control the IT infrastructure, using Git and Confluence; track/report work status in tickets using JIRA.
- Support and improve CI/CD system used for automating cluster deployments and research applications.
 - Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Implement automation tools to help with deploying, troubleshooting and maintaining cluster environments.
- Design, implement and manage build and release pipelines.
- Extend Kubernetes to help simplify researcher’s usage and operations.

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Skilled in all aspects of the software project life cycle: feasibility, requirements, design, implementation, integration, test and deployment.
- Experience with container technologies, such as Docker, Podman and Kubernetes.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Sufficient interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of personnel and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Experience with automating builds, tests, workflows, tasks or other processes.
- Broad experience providing innovative approaches and applying new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
- Ability to set priorities and independently resolve complex problems in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with configuration management systems such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt.
- Experience with virtual environments (Vagrant, VMware or Ovirt) and/or containerized environments (Docker, Podman or Kubernetes).
- Experience designing and implementing release and workflow pipelines using CI/CD systems such as Jenkins or Gitlab.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.