AWS DevOps Engineer - Remote

Position Summary:

SemanticBits is seeking a DevOps Engineer to support the automation and deployment needs of highly scalable healthcare systems that directly support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You will be on a team improving platforms that collect healthcare data from hundreds of thousands of daily users, which informs decisions on healthcare policy, government spending, and, most importantly, patient care. 

You will work closely with development teams to implement automation solutions using technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, ECS, and Terraform to automatically build, test, integrate, and deploy complex, modern systems. You will leverage the full power of the cloud to configure highly resilient and scalable applications that support zero downtime. This position is open to a mid-level to principal professional depending on experience and background.


  • Configure and maintain resources on AWS

  • Maintain infrastructure as code using Terraform, CloudFormation, and/or Ansible

  • Maintain Dockerfiles

  • Deploy services to ECS or Kubernetes

  • Responsible for production deployments using Jenkins, CodeDeploy, GitHub Actions

  • Manage security groups and access controls

  • Responsible for securely storing information such as passwords and tokens

  • Use ticket management system such as Jira and Confluence to manage work priorities

  • Work closely with developers on the team to debug web app issues

  • Apply networking knowledge to debug upstream issues

  • Ability to clearly articulate and communicate complex technical ideas to non-DevOps colleagues

  • Ability to understand project requirements and be innovative in finding solutions in highly regulated government environments

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must reside in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, strong preference for Computer Science field of study

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience

  • Highly proficient in Terraform, such as ability to write modules from scratch

  • Hands-on experience with configuring and maintaining resources on AWS

  • Hands-on experience using Docker

  • Experience and solid understanding to deploy and maintain container orchestration platforms such as ECS or Kubernetes

  • Experience with production deployments using Jenkins

  • Extensive experience with Linux and administration

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals

  • Experience with and a strong understanding of secret management along with the practice of good security hygiene

  • Expertise with cloud security, understand the principle of least privilege

  • Experience with securing S3 buckets and IAM configurations

  • Understand security groups and access controls

  • Experience with Atlassian tooling such as Jira and Confluence preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have: 

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry

  • Federal Government contracting work experience

  • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations. 


  • Competitive salary

  • Three weeks of PTO

  • Ten paid holiday days

  • Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with matching benefit

  • 100% paid short-term and long-term disability

  • 100% paid life insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Casual working environment

  • Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 or for assistance.

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