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DevOps Engineer
Job Code:2021-P2S-058
Location:Oak Ridge, TN
Division:National Security - 1.4.3
Duration:Direct Hire

Job Responsibilities:

Position:   DevOps Engineer                                                

Division:   National Security Division

Duration:  Direct Hire

Location:  Oak Ridge, TN


Company Description: 

Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for DevOps Engineer (Direct Hire) position at our offices in Oak Ridge, TN.  Please submit resumes via the web page link below.  


Professional Project Services, Inc. (Pro2Serve®) is a nationally-recognized technical and engineering services firm dedicated to providing critical infrastructure engineering services in support of our Nation’s security. Using a disciplined systems engineering approach that is supported by an innovative software toolset, Pro2Serve provides solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our government and private clients. We support the defense, energy, and science markets through responsive, cost-effective execution of critical security, facilities and infrastructure, nuclear defense and nonproliferation, and environmental projects.


Job Description

In this role, you will work within the HPC Clusters Group inside of the NCCS Systems Section to support numerous activities of the center.

The HPC Clusters Group administers and supports the division’s HPC computing infrastructure, which includes system installation, deployment, acceptance, performance testing, upgrades, problem diagnosis, and troubleshooting.

The Systems Section within National Center for Computational Sciences Division (NCCS).  The HPC Systems Section administers and supports the division’s computing, networking, and storage systems.

The NCCS provides state-of-the-art computational and data science infrastructure, coupled with dedicated technical and scientific professionals, to accelerate scientific discovery and engineering advances across a broad range of disciplines. NCCS hosts the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, one of DOE’s National User Facilities.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with the team to define and implement best practices and standards within the organization
  • Automate systems administration tasks utilizing open-source configuration management tools
  • Identify automation opportunities to improve DevOps operations
  • Review architecture and offer recommendations for improvements
  • System troubleshooting and problem-solving across multiple platforms (dev/test/prod)
  • Work with team to adopt a software defined infrastructure and infrastructure as code paradigm
  • Embrace continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes
  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products
  • CI/CD technologies – Gitlab runners, etc.
  • Configuration Management - i.e. Puppet, Ansible, etc.
  • Identify and document IT best practices that will improve the systems deployment function
  • Ensure the secure and effective operation of computing systems through compliance with ORNL procedures and IT Internal Operating Procedures.
  • Work with other systems engineers and vendors to resolve hardware and software issues.
  • Answer escalated helpline calls in addition to primary project work.
  • Monitor systems performance.
  • Install and configure software, both commercial packages, and various open-source packages.
  • Maintain documentation/notes on software builds and installs.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical subjects or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing UNIX/Linux Systems.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience managing container infrastructure using docker.
  • A minimum of 2 years utilizing configuration management and automation tools such as Git, Ansible, Puppet or other CI/CD pipeline tools.
  • Fluency in at least one scripting language such as Bash, Python, Go or equivalent.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience managing UNIX/Linux Systems.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience managing container infrastructure using docker.
  • Strong knowledge of multiple operating systems.
  • Experience with RHEL7/8
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals including TCP/IP, traffic analysis, common protocols and network diagnostics.
  • Experience with performance and diagnostic tools for benchmarking, analysis and tuning of systems, networking and storage.
  • Experience with Nagios, Zabbix, Ganglia, and other network and device monitoring systems.
  • Previous experience working in a government, scientific, or other highly technical environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills suitable for user support and ability to work well with peer system administrators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance complex research and security requirements.
  • Background of contributing to open-source projects or avocational endeavors such as hacker/maker spaces is desirable.
  • Technical documentation skills, including ability to prepare simple documentation web pages.



Direct Hire


Federal Government Clearance:

This position may require the ability to obtain a government clearance. This position may require reviews and test for absence of any illegal drugs along with a background investigation by the Federal government in order to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and may require subsequent reinvestigations may be required.


EEO Employer:

Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/Vet/Disab/LGBT



Pro2Serve’s benefits package was carefully designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families.


These benefits include:

  • Major Medical Plan with Prescription Card, Dental Plan, Vision, and Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Comprehensive Leave
  • Holidays



Pay Rate:
Please submit salary or hourly rate requirements along with resume or in a cover letter.


Job location:

Oak Ridge, TN area

Please submit resumes via the web page link.


If you meet the above requirements/qualifications, please click the Apply Now button to submit your resume to be considered for this position, as well as added to our national database.  We look forward to talking with candidates who have the requisite skills and experience level