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Senior DevOPS Engineer / Senior Network System Engineer

SimVentions, Inc - Glassdoor ✪ 4.6
Posted 4 months ago, valid for 2 months

Fredericksburg, VA 22406, US


$57.29 - $78.12 per hour

Contract type

Full Time

Paid Time Off
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance
Flexible Spending Account

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Sonic Summary

  • Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
  • Telework: Potential Hybrid
  • Clearance: Secret (US Citizenship Required)
  • Experience: Senior
  • Salary Range: $115,000 - $135,000

Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA 
Telework: Potential Hybrid 
Clearance: Secret (US Citizenship Required) 
Experience: Senior
Number of Openings: 1
Funding Status: Funded
Salary Range: $115,000 - $135,000 (Please see below for more info on salary) 

Senior DevOPS Engineer / Senior Network System Engineer

SimVentions is a 100% employee-owned business and has consistently been voted one of Virginia's Best Places to Work. We are looking for a talented engineer to help us revolutionize the way we build software.

In the last 20 years, SimVentions has incorporated many tools like build servers, artifact and resource storage, container registries, source control, issue tracking, vulnerability scanning, and testing environments into our processes for making software. Now, we need your skill to help us build the next generation of that infrastructure and help our teams use it.

As a defense contractor, there are many standards we must follow to continue doing business. We have a diligent, professional IT staff that helps ensure our standard corporate tech meets contract and regulatory compliance. Tools and machines we use must be created with a security mindset, but with enough flexibility to be useful. You’ll be the link that helps ensure our next generation of software build tools meets those standards and integrates with our corporate infrastructure.

We want your knowledge of the software development lifecycle to help us choose the best tools for the needs we have. We need your experience in the trenches of administering Linux systems, Windows system, and software applications to configure them in a secure way that’s scalable to our growing company.

It will be a challenge, but there will be plenty of allies that want to help you succeed. You’ll have a knowledgeable, friendly group of IT professionals that can help orient you. There’s a stable of software developers experienced with infrastructure to advise you on needs and implementation options. There is a lot to do, but you’ll have the chance to make a big impact on the 50+ software engineers that work at SimVentions. Your work will be the foundation that enables them to focus on the needs of the warfighter and make solutions that really shine.


  • Work collaboratively with the team to design, build, test, and deploy changes to new and existing software
  • Build out, manage, improve, and optimize our large and growing infrastructure, both on-premise and in the cloud to ensure high availability and performance
  • Help automate and streamline our operations
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, staging and production environments
  • Support Software Engineers with building, testing, and deploying their applications
  • Create and Implement Disaster recovery plan for our Dev Environment
  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions using Cloud Based services
  • Monitor system performance and troubleshoot issues to ensure smooth operation
  • Ensure security best practices are followed in all aspects of infrastructure, code deployment, and software development
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices to continually improve our Software/DevOps processes
  • Choose and maintain the best tools and technologies for the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process
  • Monitor systems for malicious activity to ensure system availability


  • United States Citizenship
  • 8+ years of experience System Administration on Linux
  • 5+ years of experience with the software development lifecycle
  • 5+ years of experience using bash or python and other programming tools and techniques
  • 3+ years’ experience in in Cloud Native technologies (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) and architecture concepts with ability to design, deploy, and support cloud-based systems
  • Experience in deployment and support for internally developed tools and applications
  • Experience with or working knowledge of VMWare/Vsphere, Hyper V
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience writing Dockerfiles for apps in multiple languages
  • Experience writing scripts to automate repetitive tasks
  • Experience debugging and triaging production issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to multitask within tight deadlines, and superior attention to detail; be self-directed and results/goal oriented

Preferred Skills & Experience: 

  • Knowledgeable in multiple programming languages
  • Knowledge of NIST 800-171
  • Experience with System Administration of Windows O/S
  • Experience with Docker and containerization technologies
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and security
  • Experience configuring and managing databases.

Education:  A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline  or equivalent experience required

Clearance: A Secret Clearance will be required for this position (not necessary to start). Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship is required to obtain a clearance.

Travel: None 

Benefits & Compensation:  At SimVentions, we’re committed to supporting the total well-being of our employees and their families. Our benefit offerings include comprehensive health and welfare plans to serve a variety of needs. 

We offer:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage 
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 
  • Competitive 401(k) programs
  • Retirement and Financial Counselors
  • Health Savings and Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Life insurance, short- & long-term disability
  • Continuing Education Assistance
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Leave (e.g., Maternity, Paternity, Jury Duty, Bereavement, Military)
  • Third Party Employee Assistance Program that offers emotional and lifestyle well-being services, to include free counseling 
  • Supplemental Benefit Program 

Compensation at SimVentions is determined by a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, training, security clearance, work location, skills, knowledge, and competencies, as well as alignment with our corporate compensation plan and contract specific requirements.  

The projected annual compensation range for this position is [Insert Range] (USD). This estimate reflects the standard salary range for this position and is just one component of the total compensation package that SimVentions offers.   

Why Work for SimVentions?

SimVentions is about more than just being a place to work with other growth-orientated technically exceptional experts. It’s also a fun place to work. Our family-friendly atmosphere encourages our employee-owners to imagine, create, explore, discover, and do great things together.

Support Our Warfighters

SimVentions is a proud supporter of the U.S. military, and we take pride in our ability to provide relevant, game-changing solutions to our armed men and women around the world.

Drive Customer Success

We deliver innovative products and solutions that go beyond the expected. This means you can expect to work with a team that will allow you to grow, have a voice, and make an impact.

Get Involved in Giving Back

We believe that one of the best ways to be a well-rounded company is to have well-rounded employees, and one of the ways we encourage that is by providing a wide range of service opportunities for our team members to engage in throughout the year.

Build Innovative Technology

SimVentions takes pride in its innovative and cutting-edge technology, so you can be sure that whatever project you work on, you will be having a direct impact on our customer’s success.

Work with Brilliant People

At SimVentions, we don’t just hire the smartest people. We hire experienced, creative individuals who are passionate about what they do, and who benefit from the culture that we have created here.

Create Meaningful Solutions

We are trusted partners with our customers and are provided challenging and meaningful requirements to help them solve.

Employees who join SimVentions will enjoy benefits like:

  • Impact: work on projects that directly support the defense of our nation.
  • Serve: work for a company that supports its surrounding communities.
  • Employee Owned: work with the best and help build YOUR company.
  • Dress code: business casual. We like to be comfortable while we work.
  • Healthcare: one of the best packages in the industry.
  • Culture: add to our culture of technical excellence and collaboration.
  • Food: we have a lot of food around here.
  • Family focus: work for a team that recognizes the importance of family time.
  • Resources:  excellent facilities, tools, and training opportunities to grow in your field.
  • Open communication: work in an environment where your voice matters.
  • Fitness/Well-being:  opportunities to participate in company sports teams and workout groups.
  • Professional development: employee-led interest groups for personal and professional development plus great training options
  • What you bring to the table: contribute, grow, and thrive.

Other Perks:

  • Lots of employee appreciation events throughout the year
  • Excellent working facilities and tools to get your job done
  • Regular communication (“All-Hands”, “SimV Share”, “Imagineering Day”) to stay connected to SimV culture, stay abreast of what is happening in the company, and meet new faces while eating good food
  • SimVentions sports teams and workout groups
  • Employee led interest groups for personal and professional development
  • What you bring to the table…


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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