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Sr. Systems Engineer - DevSecOps
Boulder, Colorado  |  Hybrid
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Applied on September 25, 2022
Job Id #56608 Posted May 26, 2022

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Engineer Senior-Systems – DevSecOps

You will lead teams in building and maintaining ci/cd pipelines using Industry and our best practices. You will be responsible for defining standards, training, and guiding team members in best practices of a DevSecOps culture. This position will require a personality that is enthusiastic, humble, and excited about trying new technologies to support a successful team. This position requires skills and experience in continuous delivery methodologies, deployment strategies, and a deep understanding of container-based development practices.

What You’ll Do

  • Learn and communicate the innerworkings of various elements of the Software Factory
  • Do what it takes to make the Software Factory more usable for fellow Software Engineers here
  • Document the design and implementation using document generation tools and Model Based Systems Engineering.
  • Continually iterate the design and develop of features and services to be easily reused across different networks
  • Design and document policies and practices surrounding the Software Factory
  • Lead the definition of efficient deployment strategies and support implementation of deployment structures across multiple program teams
  • Manage the design, development and implementation of automated test and deployment pipelines/continuous integration/continuous deployment pipelines.
  • Assess and support tools that support automating unit test, functional test, build, integration, and deployment into a production pipeline.
  • Design and implement CI/CD for Hardware in the loop testing.
  • Develop Linux-based software containers to support the build pipeline (Docker, podman).
  • Lead the maintenance of compliance and security controls.
  • Train others on the various pipeline stages usage and best practices.
  • Support and improve the development process.
  • Work independently and collaboratively, especially with ITS, to develop new features
  • Assist ITS in implementing and maintaining Infrastructure as Code.
  • Advocate the appropriate use of technology and provide leadership in balancing technical elegance with functional requirements and practical benefits as we implement and integrate technologies.
  • Serve as mentor and lead teammates to promote knowledge sharing and communication across product development teams.
  • Improve and maintain continuous delivery methodologies and deployment strategies.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capability Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Experience with DevSecOps and CI/CD pipeline design and implementation.
  • Experience with GitLab.
  • Experience with Linux.
  • Experience working on projects using Agile methodologies Experience in deployment and maintenance of monitoring systems.
  • Understanding of container-based development and deployment best practices.
  • Experience with software development and prototyping languages (e.g. Python, C++, Java, Javascript).
  • Knowledge of Security best practices in the DevSecOps domain.
  • Knowledge of some or all of the following technologies/concepts:
    • Kubernetes.
    • Docker or other OCI compliant container technology.
    • Understanding of basic Linux commands.
    • Trivy.
    • Nexus.
    • Service Mesh sidecars such as Istio or Envoy.
    • Infrastructure as Code such as Helm, Terraform, or Ansible.
    • ELK stack or similar monitoring system.
    • Cloud technologies such as AWS or AzureArgoCD.
    • Messaging queue technologies such as Kafka.
    • Basic knowledge of programming frameworks such as NodeJs, dotnet, orangular.
  • Excellent business judgement: know how to prioritize, when to collaborate, and when to seek assistance.
  • Leadership experience at the technical, team, and/or organizational levels.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to present information to various stakeholders.

Working Conditions

  • We are a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.


Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers.  We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments.  For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team.  In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $15.00 - $115.00 per hour (hourly rates in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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