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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2203975

Senior AWS DevOps Engineer - Remote

ICF seeks an experienced DevOps Engineer to support the automation and deployment needs of highly scalable healthcare systems that directly support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) You will be a part of the team to drive the strict security protocols that are necessary to protect health data.

You will work closely with Agile development teams to implement automation solutions using technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, ECS, and Terraform to automatically build, test, integrate, and deploy complex, modern systems. You will leverage the full power of the cloud to configure highly resilient and scalable applications that support zero downtime. 

The team uses integrated human-centered design and quality assurance measures to implement highly modern, usable interfaces. Our mission is to help the government improve healthcare for patients and reduce cost.  We value bringing individuals that are experts in their disciplines, highly communicative, and self-motivated to own their work. Technology and domain experts work side-by-side in highly dynamic teams that have all the roles necessary to deliver high quality digital services.  In addition, critical to our success is forming teams of highly diverse individuals passionate about making a difference. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Configure and maintain resources on AWS

  • Maintain infrastructure as code using Terraform, CloudFormation, and/or Ansible

  • Maintain Dockerfiles

  • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines

  • Deploy services to ECS or Kubernetes

  • Complete on-time production deployments using Jenkins and GitHub Actions

  • Manage security groups and access controls

  • Responsible for securely storing information such as passwords and tokens

  • Use ticket management system such as Jira and Confluence to manage work priorities

  • Work closely with developers on the team to debug web app issues

  • Apply networking knowledge to debug upstream issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS with 5+ years of relevant technical experience

  • Highly proficient in Terraform including the ability to write modules from scratch

  • Hands-on experience with configuring and maintaining resources on AWS

  • Hands-on experience using Docker

  • Experience with scripting languages such as groovy, bash, and/or python

  • Experience and solid understanding to deploy and maintain container orchestration platforms such as ECS or Kubernetes

  • Experience with production deployments using Jenkins

  • Experience with Linux and administration

  • Demonstrated experience working on Agile development projects

  • Must live in the United States and be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science and 3+ years of technical experience 

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals

  • Experience with and a strong understanding of secret management along with the practice of good security hygiene

  • Expertise with cloud security, understand the principle of least privilege

  • Experience securing S3 buckets and IAM configurations

  • Understanding of security groups and access controls

  • Experience with Atlassian tooling such as Jira and Confluence 

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry

  • Federal Government contracting work experience

Professional Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate and communicate complex technical ideas to non-DevOps colleagues

  • Ability to understand project requirements and be innovative in finding solutions in highly regulated government environments.

  • Flexibility and the ability to accept a change in priorities as necessary

  • Demonstrated time management skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The salary range for Colorado is -


Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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