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DevOps Engineer

Agile Six

Agile Six

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2023

Agile Six is a people-first, remote-work company that serves shoulder-to-shoulder with federal agencies to find innovative, human-centered solutions. We build better by putting people first. We are animated by our core values of Purpose, Wholeness, Trust, Self-Management and Inclusion. We deliver our solutions in autonomous teams of self-managed professionals (no managers here!) who genuinely care about each other and the work. We know that’s our company’s purpose – and that we can only achieve it by supporting a culture where people feel valued, self-managed, and love to come to work.

The role

Agile Six is looking for a DevOps Engineer to join a collaborative team working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help expedite the delivery benefits to Veterans. By delivering high quality, functional software informed by user feedback and research, this team works to increase access to health care, directly impacting and improving the lives of Veterans.

The successful candidate will be designing and developing web services and other components using messaging (RabbitMQ, Apache Camel) within an open source project and ecosystem. Our ideal candidate has significant professional experience automating the operational aspects of software development — including builds, testing, and deployments — within a modern development ecosystem that includes containers, infrastructure as code, and cloud infrastructure and services. We area searching for someone embraces open source software and an open ethos regarding software development. As a part of our team, you can expect to work on important problems that have a lasting impact on millions of users and make a difference in our government!

The team will be working in the following GitHub repositories:


  • Contribute as part of a cross functional Agile team to build web applications and services in an open source ecosystem
  • Design, implement, and maintain software build and deployment systems (CI/CD), to rapidly deploy and maintain cloud-based systems in an AWS environment
  • Leverage emerging technologies and practices around DevOps, cloud services, AI, automation tools, etc. where appropriate in the course of daily work to improve efficiency and/or quality
  • Write scripts, components and services using software development principles and best practices, with an eye towards reusability
  • Demonstrate strong communication and team collaboration skills
  • Demonstrate a pragmatic, proactive mindset focused on consistently delivering value to the team and customer
  • Work with a Product Owner and other team members to ensure that DevOps related work is accurately described in user stories and appropriately prioritized in sprint and product backlogs
  • Support the practice of engineering within the larger company as needed through activities such as:
    • Assisting in outreach, recruitment, and hiring efforts
    • Occasionally participating in or otherwise supporting business development efforts, including code or design challenges, writing or reviewing proposal responses, etc.
    • Participating in communities of practice
  • We expect the responsibilities of this position to shift and grow organically over time, in response to considerations such as the unique strengths and interests of the selected candidate and other team members and an evolving understanding of the delivery environment.

Basic qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as a Software Engineer with a heavy concentration in DevOps (a role where primary responsibilities included automating the operational aspects of development)
  • Demonstrated experience with AWS and AWS technologies
  • Experience with orchestration and infrastructure-as-code (IaC); Kubernetes, Docker, Github Actions
  • Understanding of DevOps best practices: CI/CD, Test Automation, Pipeline monitoring, evangelizing DevOps culture
  • Experience in an open-source, collaborative development environment
  • Has lived and worked in the United States for 3 out of the last 5 years

Additional desired qualifications

  • AWS Certification(s) such as Solutions Architect Pro, DevOps Engineer Pro, SysOps Admin, Developer Associate
  • Familiarity with Java, Python
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks: JUnit, Mockito, pytest
  • Experience working with government agencies
  • You are a U.S. Veteran

Salary and Sixer Benefits

To promote equal pay for equal work, we publish salary ranges for each position.

The salary for this position is $109,328-$114,935

Our benefits are designed to reinforce our core values of Wholeness, Self Management and Inclusion. The following benefits are available to all employees. We respect that only you know what balance means for your life and season. While we offer support from coaches, we expect you to own your wholeness, show up for work whole, and go home to your family the same. You will be seen, heard and valued. We expect you to offer the same for your colleagues, be kind (not bossy), be caring (not directive) and ready to participate in a state of flow. We mean it when we say “We build better by putting people first”.

All Sixers Enjoy:

  • Self-managed work/life balance and flexibility
  • Competitive and equitable salary (equal pay for equal work)
  • Tenure-based profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) for all employees!
  • 401K matching
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer paid short and long term disability insurance
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Self-managed and generous paid time off
  • Paid federal holidays and Election day off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Self-managed professional development spending
  • Self-managed wellness days

Hiring practices

Agile Six Applications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

Note: We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. This role is required to work from the contiguous United States. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

Please read and respond to the application questions carefully. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.