Senior Devops Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc. Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 2 months ago

We are seeking a Senior DevOps engineer to administer the CI (continuous integration) pipeline for a desktop application that models and simulates weapon effects. You will work closely with a team of engineers and software developers to produce and maintain quality builds of the program as well as troubleshoot any issues that arise. You will also be operating across multiple classification levels, ensuring that source code is updated, builds are successful, and the automated build systems are running smoothly.

ARA is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences and you will be part of our team. Your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • You will use your expertise in administering CI pipelines for software applications

  • You will use Git and Git LFS to transfer source code across classification boundaries

  • You will use modern debugging techniques to find the source of broken builds or failing tests and develop a course of action for rectifying the situation

  • You will be working closely with a large collaborative team so your team-oriented personality and excellent written/oral communication skills will be essential.

We are looking for at least a BS in computer science, IT, or a related field along with 7-9 years' relevant experience.

Senior DevOps Engineer Requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Expert in Git and modern production branching patterns, understanding of how to solve complex merge conflicts, and knowledge of Git bundles

  • Ability to use a scripting language like Bash to automate common tasks

  • Experience administering and maintaining a CI pipeline using tools like GitHub, Bitbucket, Jenkins, and TeamCity

  • Deep understanding of testing philosophies and methods

  • Experience with programming in and debugging C++ using Visual Studio

  • Experience working in Windows environments

Due to the work you'll perform and interactions with DoD programs, you will need to be a US citizen and eligible for a DoD Security Clearance.

About Us:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,100 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace, in 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. We are also very proud of our Women's Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women in order to maximize career and professional accomplishments. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at

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