Software Developer/DevSecOps Specialist

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Steve Merriman | Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Software Developer/DevSecOps Specialist

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

* Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Our client is in need of a Software Developer/DevSecOps Specialist who will support the modification and sustainment of a DevSecOps pipeline and deployment of software. This DevSecOps pipeline supports many software development efforts in the Embedded and Open Systems Group.

One area of significant focus for the Embedded and Open Systems Group is the application of modern software engineering principles and commercial best practices to define and prototype open architecture solutions, that provide mission critical capabilities to the warfighter. This combination of approaches enables the flexible composition of sensors, processors, ground stations, and command centers. This work feeds into open architecture standards which ensure seamless information transfer between system components and subsystem-level upgradability. We succeed by participating in all phases of the program, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology.


- Experience with DevOps workflows and common CI/CD tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, Unit testing frameworks, Artifactory, Maven, etc.)

- Experience with Git, Git workflows, and common git server products such as BitBucket, GitHub, GitLab, etc.

- Experience supporting common open-source application stacks (web services, big data, etc.)

- Proficiency writing scripts for maintenance and automation in a variety of languages (e.g. Bash, Python).

- Experience with common configuration management tools (Ansible, Terraform, etc.)

- Familiarity with JIRA / Confluence

- Linux and vsphere system administration

- Install, configure, and support primarily RHEL virtualization platforms

- Experience with container technology (Docker, Podman, etc.)

- Strong knowledge of automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications ideally with hands on experience with Kubernetes, etc.

- Experience leveraging third party Cloud Service Providers (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desired Skills:

- Experience with VMWare VM management, AWS, Azure

- Hands on experience as a Linux administrator (RHEL 7 Linux)

- Proficiency in a current programming language such as Java or Python

- Proficiency in managing Big Data software stacks and architectures (Hortonworks HDP, HDF, Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Redis, NiFi. Ambari)

- Strong understanding of web application architecture for high performing and scalable applications.

- STIG CyberSecurity Methodologies

- Knowledge of IP Networking including VPC's, VPN's, VRF, DNS, load-balancing, and firewalls.

-Active secret clearance desired

- Certifications:

- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

- AWS Certified Developer – Associate

- Redhat Certified System Administrator

- Certified Kubernetes Administrator

- CompTIA’s Security + CE

- ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional


Education and Experience:

Bachelors and 3 years of directly related experience


Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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