Reston, VA

DevOps Engineer

Job Specs

Cyber Systems
Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Job Description:


XOR Security is currently seeking talented professionals for Development Operations (Dev/Ops) Engineering positions supporting one of our premier clients within the Department of Homeland Security. The DevOps Engineer will gather requirements, design, codify, integrate and implement secure solutions that support business functionality as well as the underlying infrastructure required to run and deploy those solutions. 

Apply secure development/coding to include; but not limited to, cloud technology, internet servers, application whitelisting, virtualized containers, web-enabled database applications, network security, security engineering, data integrity, intrusion detection, firewall management, forensic and legal information security,  virtual private networks, public key/infrastructure/digital signatures, encryption and network security architecture.     

Develop code (e.g., Python, Powershell, Django, Javascript, HTML, CSS, etc.) to interact with Rest APIs and API driven security technologies to automate security tasks (e.g., VirusTotal, Splunk ES, Tanium, etc.) aimed at removing human errors and human inconsistencies. Support SOC capabilities by customizing tools and automating processes for SOC and IR analysts.



BS degree Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 4+ years of prior relevant software engineering or devops experience.  Familiarity with software development life cycle models and agile programming methodologies

The candidate must possess the technical skills and experiences with Cloud Service (AWS,Azure, etc), continuous delivery systems and  enhancing SOC operations through automation. The ideal candidate will also have experience leading and mentoring junior members.

Previous professional experience with performing integrated quality assurance testing for security functionality and resiliency to attacks.   


Perform or support penetration testing as required for new or updated applications. 

Participate in network and system design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies, designs and implement systems security and data assurance. 

Take an approach of; plan, code, build, test, release, deploy and monitor when writing software to automate DHS systems. 

Knowledge of Source Code Management concepts (code lines, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.)

Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills

Ability to work with customers/stakeholders, developers, testers, project managers, support staff

Experience acquiring in-depth understanding of large complex software systems to isolate defects, reproduce defects, assess risk and understand varied customer deployment


Solid Programming skills in any of the following programing and markup languages:

Java, Python, Visual Basic, Powershell, Bash, C++, Javascript, html, css


One or more of the following Certifications (preferred, not required):


Desired Skills:

AWS Solutions Architect, DevOps Certs, RHCE

Orchestration of Cloud infrastructure (Infrastructure as Code)

Advance Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED and Secret Clearance.