• Senior DevSecOps Engineer

  • Overview

    DevSecOps Engineers at Excella are consultants and thought leaders with great business and technology skills. We're delivering game changing products and applications for commercial and government clients. We are looking for a DevSecOps Engineer who is passionate about the confluence of automation, security and reliability.  We want someone that knows how to build secure cloud infrastructures using the latest networking, virtualization, automation, and configuration management tools and can bring their experience to bear as part of an Agile team.  Experience in large-scale, mission critical systems is preferred but not required.


    • Building, running, administering, troubleshooting, deploying to and configuring highly reliable production services on Linux (Windows a big plus)
    • AWS provisioning, configuration management, storage management, network management, virtualization (VMWare/Xen/KVM)
    • Creating automated CI/CD pipelines and automating all aspects of our infrastructure
    • Mentoring team members in continuous delivery practices to grow a strong, cross functional team
    • Developing and improving standards for security (via security as code) across a continuous delivery environment and cloud-based production deployments
    • Providing leadership, guidance and direction on security and being an influencer across teams to follow security standards and implement security best practices


    Agile Engineering is a way of life for us; we turn modern best practices into reality for our clients. We're looking for driven, motivated engineers to join our growing DevSecOps team who can exhibit the following:

    • 5+ years with networking and network/system security, including firewalls, VPN, routing, switching, load balancers, monitoring, security and DNS
    • 3+ years experience running large scale online systems built on AWS or similar cloud providers
    • 3+ years experience building automated pipelines
    • Have written scripts or built applications in Python/Ruby/Bash
    • Worked with container technologies (Docker & Kubernetes) in production
    • Worked with open source monitoring and metrics tools (Nagios/Sensu/Graphite/statsd/ELK)
    • Full end-to-end understanding of CI/CD pipeline and how to assess them from a security point of view
    • Experience with both Static and Dynamic Application Security Testing methodologies and tools
    • Ability to employ best practices in an enterprise scale continuous delivery environment and harden production deployments
    • Strong understanding of security concepts, best practices and how to apply them, such as SSH, public key encryption, access credentials, certificates, TLS, data encryption

    About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.


    Here's what you can expect from us:

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner once a month, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly happy hours and events all year long, including a summer weekend getaway for you and your family.

    Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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