Systems Engineer with Automation

Job#: 2006857

Job Description:

Summary - Automation Engineer - Multi-year Government contract - Hybrid in Radford, VA - Secret Clearance required


Automation Engineer: Terraform, Hyperconverged, private cloud, VMware, Data Center. IaC.


Join our team at Apex Systems, where your expertise as a consultant will play a pivotal role in supporting critical Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives. As a consultant for our client, youll engage with complex, challenging projects that directly impact lives. The collaborative environment fosters professional growth and development, offering you the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled co-workers.


We are on the lookout for a Senior Automation Engineer to join our team in an advanced cloud project. This role is integral to implementing a state-of-the-art hyperconverged, multitenant private cloud hosting environment. The project leverages the full suite of VMware products (ESXi, vSAN, NSX, vCloud Foundations, ARIA Automation, Tanzu) to create a sophisticated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).


Job Responsibilities:


- Develop and maintain a robust automation framework using Hashicorp Terraform and Vault, Red Hat Ansible Tower, and GitLab Ultimate.

- Design, deploy, and manage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) pipelines and automated configuration management.

- Collaborate with clients to provision customized solutions using the automation framework.

- Ensure the security and efficiency of automation tools, adhering to commercial best practices and government cybersecurity controls.

- Conduct troubleshooting and root cause analysis for automation-related issues.

- Provide on-call support for after-hours production incidents.

- Recommend enhancements for security, scalability, manageability, and performance across various technologies.

- Champion automation concepts and processes, improving overall organizational efficiency.

- Conduct gap analyses of IT environments, providing automation recommendations.


Required Skills:


- Security+ or equivalent DoD 8570.01-M IA Tech Level II certification.

- Automation or DevOps industry certification (required within 6 months of hire).

- Senior-level expertise in Terraform, Vault, Ansible Tower, and GitLab.

- Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) environments, including automated network configurations, server deployments, and software provisioning.

- Knowledge of containerization and orchestration tools (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).

- Strong verbal and written communication skills.

- Effective troubleshooting skills across automation frameworks.

- Familiarity with DoD STIGs and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) is preferred.

  • Secret clearance required before start
  • 10 years experience highly preferred


Why Join Us?


- Be part of a cutting-edge cloud initiative that redefines hosting environments.

- Work in an environment that values innovation, efficiency, and advanced technologies.

- Enjoy opportunities for professional growth in a technologically advanced setting.

- Competitive compensation and benefits package.


Application Process:


If you are a forward-thinking Automation Engineer eager to contribute to a critical and innovative project, we invite you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your experience and suitability for this advanced role.










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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Radford, VA, US

Job Type:
Infrastructure and Security

Date Posted:
December 7, 2023