Kubernetes SME

Full Time W/Benefits Ret Match
Location : Location
Secondary Location
Security Clearance

Overview/ Job Responsibilities

Platform One is a DoD-wide enterprise service capability with the goal to make the DoD Enterprise Development Security and Operations Platform (DSOP) initiative a reality by leveraging industry best practices, open-source software such as Kubernetes and containers, and commercial solutions to instantiate DevSecOps continuous integration (CI)/continuous delivery (CD) pipelines at various classification levels.


Big Bang provides a baseline declarative, continuous delivery tool for deploying DoD hardened and approved packages into a Kubernetes cluster. The tool is a non- vendor locked, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Kubernetes-based platform tailorable to user needs and requirements. It is deployable on user’s cloud, air-gapped, or edge systems. We stand out by providing a solution to the DoD DevSecOps Reference Architecture with a proven Continuous Authority to Operate (cATO).


A Kubernetes SME designs, builds, and runs elastic, cost-effective, resilient, robust, and secure architectures in the cloud using modern approaches like service-mesh and loosely coupled design. Manages different Kubernetes providers (Amazon EKS and Fargate, Azure KS and Google KE) or run your own. Designs and implements Network connectivity, Provisioning Strategy Assess and Design RBAC needs to Ensure Cloud foundation is strong and with needed compliance requirements. Maintains, configures, and monitors containers using Infrastructure as Code principles in Development, Test, and Live environments. Designs containerized solutions for relational/non-relational databases, data auditing, caching, and performance. Works with other Architects on Security, Data protection, and Failover/Failback strategies. Implements Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Deployment using different CI/CD tools by container registries.

Monitoring and managing Iron Bank’s Kubernetes Clusters. Design and implement zero-downtown to accomplish highly available service. Design and implement disaster recovery (DR) between Datacenter. Work on CI/CD. Troubleshoot production issues, including performance and function issues. Contribute to capacity planning and demand forecasting, anticipating performance bottleneck and scaling the environment.

  • Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments. Establish goals and plans that meet project objective

  • Has domain and expert technical knowledge

  • Decision-making and domain knowledge may have critical

    impact on overall project implementation

  • May be a lead for others

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three years’ demonstrated experience in:
    • Working in Agile Teams
    • Expert level knowledge of Kubernetes, Istio, and Helm
    • Kubernetes expert
    • Istio expert
    • GitOps
    • Custom Helm charts
    • Custom Admission Controllers
    • Custom Kubernetes Operators
    • Custom CRDs
    • Custom Controllers
  • 3 years of experience providing technical guidance to other engineers 
  • 3 years’ experience with packaging and securing applications as containers and working in Kubernetes
  • Security and compliance experience for Kubernetes
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the following: Kubernetes, Istio, GitOps, Custom Kubernetes Operators, Custom Helm charts, Custom Admission Controllers, Custom CRDs, Custom Controllers
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux and network
  • Extensive experience with Kubernetes and containers
  • Understand each component of Kubernetes control plane
  • Knowledge of Istio
  • Security and compliance knowledge for Kubernetes
  • Experience in building automation and configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, Terraform). Knowledge of Cloud (AWS, Azure, oci, et.)
  • Worked with common infrastructure tools like Docker, Terraform, and Helm
  • Experience working with a product that has end-users
  • Software development background
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for implementations

Ability to obtain a US Secret level clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • CKA - Certificied Kubernetes Administrator
  • Recent experience completing high-visibility DevSecOps projects for DoD highly preferred

About Sev1Tech LLC

Founded in 2010, Sev1Tech provides IT, engineering, and program management solutions delivery. Sev1Tech focuses on providing program and IT support services to critical missions across Federal and Commercial Clients. Our Mission is to Build better companies. Enable better government. Protect our nation. Build better humans across the country.

Join the Sev1Tech family where you can achieve great accomplishments while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: https://www.sev1tech.com/careers/current-openings/#/    #joinSev1tech

For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact: michelle.sexton@sev1tech.com

Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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