• Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Overview

    Senior DevOps 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 Senior DevOps Engineer who is passionate about the confluence of automation, virtualization, and process improvement, deliberate in the elimination of manual tasks, and wants to help create and promote a culture of learning and experimentation.


    You might be the right person for this role if:

    • You have an irresistible urge to automate all the things – one click or one command should be all it takes, right?
    • You love helping people with different perspectives work together to build high quality working software and deliver it into production quickly and frequently to help their organization win.
    • You get “what” DevOps is, but you’re more interested in “why” DevOps.


    • Be passionate about building cutting edge solutions to solve problems with the right technologies.
    • Employ the values and principles of Agile development in a team environment.
    • Support quality development practices and pursue new and better ways to build and deploy software.
    • Optimize continuous deployment practices currently in place on web applications teams
    • Use what works while keeping an eye out for new and better ways.
    • Assist developers in deployment of Ruby on Rails, Python, Java, Node.JS, and C# web based environments.


    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 DevOps team who can exhibit the following:

    • Experience developing web applications and services using Python, Java, Ruby, NodeJS, or C#.
    • 4 plus years of DevOps Experience, plus 2 years experience in developing web applications
    • Understanding of continuous delivery pipelines and how to build them.
    • Understanding of continuous integration tools like Jenkins or TeamCity.
    • Understanding of monitoring and alerting systems such as NewRelic and CloudWatch.
    • Experience with Shell scripting.
    • Understanding of scalable web application architecture and infrastructure.
    • Understanding of configuration management tools like Chef or Puppet.
    • Proven ability and willingness to learn and become certified in architecting cloud-based solutions using AWS or Azure.
    • Open source Github projects showing us you’re interested in learning new technologies is a plus.
    • 4-year college degree in computer science or engineering is preferred.

    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, we're consistently ranked 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 every other month, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly events all year long, including a summer event for the 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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