Principal DevSecOps Engineer - Raft Company Website Reston, Virginia, United States Bookmark Share Print 30 0 0

Listing Description

Who we are:

Raft ( is a customer-obsessed non-traditional small business with a purposeful focus on Distributed Data Systems, Platforms at Scale, and Complex Application Development, with headquarters in Reston, VA. Our range of clients include innovative federal and public agencies leveraging design thinking, cutting edge tech stack, and cloud native ecosystem. We build digital solutions that impact the lives of millions of Americans.

We’re looking for an experienced Principal DevSecOps Engineer to support our customer and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers. This is a unique opportunity to help build and shape a game-changing organization where we put our customers and people first.

About the role:

As a member of the Raft team, you will work to establish a software factory platform using agile development practices and help our clients migrate data, refactor applications, and take advantage of a modernized software development platform. We will leverage GitOps processes to deploy a DevSecOps platform for different developer teams to push their software into production within the federal sector. Our framework will leverage open source and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes framework to provide a lightweight, vendor-agnostic system. 

What we are looking for:

  • 4-5 years of experience with Kubernetes, including RKE2 or EKS and other containerization tools such as Docker

  • 4-5 years developing Infrastructure as Code and Configuration as Code using Terrafrorm and GitCI in AWS

  • Knowledge of Istio, Custom Kubernetes Operators, Custom Helm charts, Custom Admission Controllers, Custom CRDs, or Custom Controllers

  • Familiarization with DevSecOps tasks such as container security, hardening, baselining, and CI/CD

  • Working knowledge of data engineering, data management and data retention policies with experience integrating and managing large data sets

  • Someone eagerly looking for opportunities to automate, modernize application architectures, and contribute back to open source

Highly preferred:

  • Previous experience with DoD’s Platform One, Big Bang, and/or Iron Bank

  • Ability to develop custom Kubernetes Operators

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active Secret clearance

Work Type:

  • Remote

What we will offer you:  

  • Highly competitive salary 

  • Fully covered healthcare, dental, and vision coverage 

  • 401(k) and company match 

  • Unlimited PTO + 11 paid holidays 

  • Education & training benefits 

  • Annual budget for your tech/gadgets needs 

  • Monthly box of yummy snacks to eat while doing meaningful work 

  • Team off-site in fun places! 

  • Generous Referral Bonuses 

  • And More!

Our Vision Statement:  

We bridge the gap between humans and data through radical transparency and our obsession with the mission.

Our Customer Obsession:

We will approach every deliverable like it's a product. We will adopt a customer-obsessed mentality. As we grow, and our footprint becomes larger, teams and employees will treat each other not only as teammates but customers. We must live the customer-obsessed mindset, always. This will help us scale and it will translate to the interactions that our Rafters have with their clients and other product teams that they integrate with. Our culture will enable our success and set us apart from other companies.

How do we get there?

Public-sector modernization is critical for us to live in a better world. We, at Raft, want to innovate and solve complex problems. And, if we are successful, our generation and the ones that follow us will live in a delightful, efficient, and accessible world where out-of-box thinking, and collaboration is a norm.

Raft’s core philosophy is Ubuntu: I Am, Because We are. We support our “nadi” by elevating the other Rafters. We work as a hyper collaborative team where each team member brings a unique perspective, adding value that did not exist before. People make Raft special. We celebrate each other and our cognitive and cultural diversity. We are devoted to our practice of innovation and collaboration.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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1765 Greensboro Station Pl.
Suite 900
Tysons Corner Va 22102

(703) 594-7765