DevSecOps Engineer

Title:  Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure and Security / DevSecOps Engineer

Location: Central Virginia (Madison, VA) / Washington, DC metro area (Alexandria, VA)

ARiA applies broad interdisciplinary expertise in acoustics, machine learning, modeling & simulation, and signal processing toward innovative science and engineering research and development for a diverse set of government and corporate clients. Partnering with government, industry, and academia, ARiA solves critical challenges.

To enable effective and efficient transition of applied research to advanced development of products and systems, ARiA is structured to bring together top-quality research scientists with development and software engineers in an environment in which research and development mutually benefit from joint leveraging of in-house expertise.

ARiA is a small business where you can make a big difference. Our employees, including those at entry-level, are working together with the CIO of the Air Force to use AI and machine learning to change the way the government acquires technology and working with top Navy leaders to use video games and simulation to change the way sailors are trained to use sonar.

ARiA: Real Research. Real World.TM

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ARiA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description:

ARiA is looking for a highly motivated self-starter and low-ego team player to work at our Central Virginia or Washington, DC office as an Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure and Security / DevSecOps Engineer.

As a DevSecOps Engineer with ARiA you will work in close coordination with members of the ARiA team including the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), the System Administrator (Sysadmin), and the corporate Facility Security Officer (FSO) to support the day-to-day IT operations and security processes of ARiA and help to ensure physical, personnel, and information security. You will be part of a small team supporting the current Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines across ARiA as well as designing and implementing new CI/CD processes and pipelines. 

This position is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing firm and help design and direct the growth of our IT infrastructure while developing cutting-edge technologies that address crucial needs. You will work alongside developers, engineers, and scientists to understand current challenges and future needs of the CI/CD pipeline and tools to evolve our architecture and processes for projects ranging from numerical simulations to machine learning to browser-delivered game-based training.


As an integral member of the ARiA IT and security teams work with the ISSM and Sysadmin to maintain and ensure the security of ARiA IT software and systems

Work with project teams, the Sysadmin, and ISSM to design and support CI/CD processes that enable software to achieve authority to operate (ATO) 

Work with project teams, the Sysadmin, and ISSM to design and support CI/CD processes for both prototype systems and internal development tools across multiple secure computing environments

Work with project teams, the Sysadmin, and ISSM to design and support internal CI/CD processes for machine learning across in-house high-performance GPU servers in physically distributed secure environments

Support the Sysadmin in configuring, administering, and monitoring local and cloud-based information systems, including high-performance computing systems, servers, and user workstations, in accordance with required security guidelines

Working collaboratively with the ISSM, Sysadmin, and software-development team, perform or support activities necessary to ensure the safety of IT assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction, serving as the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) your local office.

Duties will include:

  • architecture, design, and maintenance of CI/CD processes
  • configuration and setup of server systems in coordination with the Sysadmin
  • local network management in coordination with the Sysadmin
  • supporting architecture and maintenance of SIEM tooling and processes


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information. Those selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or relevant training and experience

Currently holding, or can obtain within 6 months of start date, an appropriate certificate as defined by DoD Directive 8570.01-M IAM I (e.g., Security+ CE) or higher

Approximately two or more years of experience in developing and maintaining networks and software development environments and infrastructure 

Approximately one or more years of experience with Linux and network management, including Agile development practices

Approximately one or more years of experience managing a DevOps pipeline supporting multiple teams of software developers in different geographic locations

Fluency with Linux (RHEL and Ubuntu) including scripting in Bash, Perl, or Python

A well-rounded working knowledge of networking (e.g., LAN, WAN, Routing, Firewalls, and VPN) and IT system architecture fundamentals

Exceptional ability and desire to acquire new knowledge and skills to solve challenges

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Ability to support multiple projects in a fast-paced professional office environment

Ability to communicate technical solutions to project management and the development team

Superior oral and written communications skills

Desirable Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

Documentation creation and maintenance

Programming experience in languages including Python, Go, or C/C++

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) experience including familiarity with NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, and CMMC 

Deep Learning / Machine Learning / MLOps

Optimal candidates will have experience with many or all of the following practices and tools

CI/CD tools: GitLab

Containerization: Docker / Docker Swarm / Kubernetes

Configuration Management: Ansible

Networking: Firewall Configuration and Management (Fortinet)

System monitoring and analysis tools: Grafana

Virtualization: KVM

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