DevOps/CloudForms Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Area code: 571
  • Tax Term: Full Time
  • Pay rate: Negotiable

AEEC is currently seeking a DevOps/CloudForms SME to support our prime Federal contract in Alexandria, VA. Primary responsibilities will be to design and develop Cloud Infrastructure applications in conjunction with more junior Cloudforms/Ruby developers, contribute to the ManageIQ Open Source Project, and to coordinate with the rest of the System Engineering/Administration team working on different layers of the internal cloud infrastructure. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and building quality products is essential.

As your experience grows there will be opportunity for new challenges and career advancement.

Specific tasks for this role include:

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code (CloudForms/Ruby)
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Design and develop these Cloud Infrastructure applications in conjunction with more junior Ruby developers
  • Coordinate with the rest of the System Engineering/Administration team working on different layers of the internal cloud infrastructure
  • Contribute to the ManageIQ Open Source Project

Citizenship: US citizenship is not required for this role; however our customer has a residency requirement for all non-US Citizens that states, “All non-US Citizens must have lived and worked in the US for the last 3 years, consecutively in order to pass the necessary background investigation.”  All applicants will be subject to a background investigation and must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

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Physical Demands:  While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Candidate must also be comfortable working in a RHEL environment.

About AEEC

AEEC is a professional services organization with a proven track record of providing IT, Engineering, Environmental, and Project Management services to the commercial and federal market since 1995. AEEC provides customers with highly trained, professional resources while building long lasting business relationships based upon integrity, resourcefulness, ingenuity, and fully delivering commitments. AEEC possesses the fundamental IT and engineering skills needed to objectively evaluate problems and develop technically sound, cost effective solutions. AEEC’s environmental expertise, developed over the last 15 years, has been refined to include green practices and technologies. With our IT capabilities, we are able to leverage AEEC green solutions across the entirety of an organization. AEEC is a minority, woman-owned business and is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.

AEEC Values: Our customers and their missions come first. We want to add value to every engagement. We will demonstrate integrity and responsiveness in all of our business practices. Teamwork and respect for everyone.

AEEC Vision: To be the best partner to our customers and a great place to work and grow.

AEEC Mission: Our mission is our customers’ success. We strive to responsively solve our customers’ needs. Our current skills are IT and Engineering services.

Benefits: AEEC offers competitive wages with benefits (Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Short term/Long term disability dismemberment, dental and vision insurance coverage, HSA, Flex Spending, 401k, and a 529 college savings plan). Medical, vision, and dental benefits start the first of the month following start of full time employment.

AEEC is a Federal Contractor and agrees to comply with all provisions set forth in Equal Employment Opportunity, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 of the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A (Executive Order 13496), and Executive Order 11246. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Kim Hartley at 703-766-4300 or

AEEC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AEEC invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company’s written Affirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon request by contacting Kim Hartley at 703-766-4300 or

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Required Skills Include:

  • 5+ years working in a RHEL/RHEV environment
  • 5+ years of Cloudforms Development & Architecture experience
  • 3+ years DevOps experience
  • SME Experience with Red Hat product offerings
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Python
  • Hands-on SME experience with architecting and developing automation solutions
  • Master Ruby programmer
  • Ability to think in blocks
  • Expert at writing clean, correct, well-tested, performant, idiomatic Ruby code.
  • Excellent understanding of Ruby syntax and its nuances
  • Ability to drive hard technical conversations towards a good solutions
  • Provide technical drive for ManageIQ
  • Engage with the community to find and address the most important challenges
  • Solid experience with widely used frameworks and libraries like ActiveRecord
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Understanding of functional programming style in Ruby
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC
  • Expert skills writing reusable Ruby libraries that may be used in expressive ways
  • Knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
  • Experience with both external and embedded databases
  • Experience with using Ruby and RESTful APIs
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests, TDD
  • Thorough understanding of Git
  • Familiarity with Rake
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • Worked in a RHEL enviornment