DevOps Manager - Remote

Position Summary:

SemanticBits is seeking a DevOps Manager to oversee a team of DevOps Engineers on a large program building mission critical, highly scalable, AWS-based systems for the federal government. You will work hand-in-hand with development teams and DevOps Engineers 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. 


  • Oversee a team of highly skilled DevOps Engineers that span 10 development Scrum teams

  • Conceive of, design, and executive modern DevOps strategy to ensure scalability, reliability, and zero downtime for a wide range of software systems that utilize modern technologies (Node, Angular, etc.)

  • Create roadmaps and planning artifacts to execute DevOps strategy

  • Report devops progress across Jira boards, and document relevant information in Confluence pages for transparency of infrastructure work to development teams, program leadership, customers, and corporate leadership

  • Make recommendations and assessments of builds, deployments, tools, and DevOps processes across teams 

  • Ensure the on time delivery and coordination of DevOps initiatives in collaboration with architects and program managers. 

  • Track AWS system resource costs, identify areas for cost optimization, implement cost optimization strategies

  • Communicate various strategies, accomplishments, and impediments in regular meetings with stakeholders, and senior leadership

  • In-depth, hands on experience with Terraform (strongly preferred) and/or CloudFormation.

  • Hands-on understanding of Docker. Be able to write Dockerfiles. Experience with Docker Compose is a plus.

  • Familiar with at least one container orchestration platform. ECS or Kubernetes is preferred. Have an understanding and experience of both deploying and maintaining these systems.

  • Experience with production deployments using Jenkins. Familiarity with jenkinsfiles is a plus.

  • Knowledge of scripting or programming – Bash, Powershell, Python is a plus.

  • Knowledge of a configuration management tool, such as Ansible.

  • Deep, hands-on experience with Linux and administration.

  • Expertise with cloud security, understand the principle of least privilege. Be experienced with securing S3 buckets and IAM configurations. Understand security groups and access controls.

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

  • Experience with Atlassian tooling such as Jira and Confluence preferred.

  • Understand how web applications work and the common tools around them.

  • Understand the 12 factor app.

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals is appreciated.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must reside in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree in technological or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience

  • 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. 


  • Generous base salary

  • Three weeks of PTO

  • Excellent health benefits program (Medical, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan. We contribute 3% of base salary irrespective of employee's contribution

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

  • 100% paid life insurance

  • FSA

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