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DevOps Application Administrator
Job Code:2021-P2S-061
Location:Oak Ridge, TN
Division:National Security - 1.4.3
Duration:Direct Hire

Job Responsibilities:

Position:   DevOps Application Administrator                     

Division:   National Security Program

Duration:  Direct Hire

Location:  Oak Ridge, TN


Company Description: 

Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for DevOps Application Administrator (Direct Hire) position at our office 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

Pro2Serve is seeking highly qualified individuals to play a key role in improving the security, performance, and reliability of the NCCS computing infrastructure. The NCCS is a leadership computing facility providing high performance computing resources for tackling scientific grand challenges.


The Team


The Platforms group is tasked with architecting and running our Kubernetes platform called Slate which provides a service to NCCS users and staff to develop, manage, and deliver their own applications that integrate with NCCS HPC resources.


We strive to provide the best Kubernetes service for both our internal staff as well as our scientific users. We achieve this goal in part by dogfooding and we use Kubernetes to run all of our own internal services we support. We have great opportunities to work with other staff helping them develop their applications on the platform as well as working with our outstanding scientific community as we bring Kubernetes to the HPC world.


We are at the intersection of container orchestration and HPC, come help us build the bridge.


About you


We are looking for an application administrator who can deploy, manage, and support both COTS and in-house applications on Kubernetes and will work with users to customize applications to suit business needs. You are a great team player and can work to implement established team best practices. You enjoy monitoring applications that you support, knowing that good monitoring can help reduce both application downtime and performance debugging. You may have used infrastructure as code tools such as Puppet, Terraform, or Helm. You probably have some experience with Kubernetes.


Tools we use: Kubernetes, OpenShift, Helm, Prometheus, RHEL, GitLab CI, Terraform, Puppet, Python, Golang


Major Duties/Responsibilities


  • Participate in an on-call rotation for off-hours support
  • Deploy, manage, and support both COTS and in-house applications on Kubernetes
  • Work with users to customize and adapt applications based on business needs
  • Automate administration procedures for routine and complex tasks
  • Coordinate with vendors to resolve software problems
  • Write awesome documentation



  • Participate in an on-call rotation for off-hours support
  • Keeping the Kubernetes platform reliable, available and fast
  • Architecting solutions to problems that improve the reliability, scalability, performance and efficiency of our services
  • Respond to, investigate, and fix service issues all the way from bare metal through the OS to the application code
  • Design, build, and maintain the infrastructure we need to support the NCCS
  • Work with our users to help them use Kubernetes
  • Write awesome documentation


Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or equivalent experience. 


Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience as an SRE, Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer.

Previous experience with Puppet, Terraform, Helm, or Kubernetes.



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.