DevOps Engineer

| Woburn, MA, USA
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About the Team 

STR’s Analytics Division develops novel solutions to the most challenging national security problems through advanced analytics. Our teams consist of motivated individuals with degrees in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, and data science. We employ experienced managers who have led large, complex teams in delivering software solutions to some of the Defense Department’s greatest challenges and have extensive knowledge of the various combat domains. We use our expertise and creativity to take innovative ideas from conception to everyday use by our customers. 

The Mission Applications (MA) Group in the Analytics Division develops and deploys software-intensive mission capabilities to defense and intelligence customers, leveraging technologies from STR research and development (R&D) groups, while matrixing in significant numbers of engineering staff from those groups. Staff organic to the mission applications group have skills specifically targeting transition of technology to operational use, including program management, integration engineering at customer sites, DevSecOps, and business development with a deep understanding of missions and technology needs for national security. 

The Role: 

As a DevOps Engineer, you will work as part of tightly knit Agile software teams to design and implement Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines utilizing GitLab or other CI/CD systems.  These include: 

  • Supporting Amazon Web Services (AWS) toolsets in an unclassified environment 
  • Maintaining multiple CI/CD environments at multiple classification levels where AWS is not available 
  • Configuring CI/CD environments for application performance, security monitoring, and alerting   
  • Acting as a point person with the corporate STR IT organization to ensure that infrastructure toolsets are configured, maintained, reliable, and in compliance with Department of Defense standards 
  • Advocating for and educating software engineers on DevOps fundamentals while helping to implement professional, commercial software development processes  

This role will take advantage of STR’s flexible, hybrid environment – when the work does not require use of STR’s facilities (based out of Woburn, MA or Arlington, VA), you are welcome to work remotely up to 50% of the time.  

Who You Are: 

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related technical field 
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Experience with all relevant technologies including:
    • CI/CD tools and pipeline automation 
    • Cloud platforms (such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud), and automated provisioning tools (such as Ansible, Chef, TerraForm)
    • Containerization technologies such as Docker and Podman
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and with an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences 
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance, for which US citizenship is needed by the US Government

Even Better: 

  • Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level 
  • MS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related technical field 
  • Experience in:
    • Full web-service stack, including databases, logging, and monitoring 
    • Project tracking tools such as Jira
    • Deploying and maintaining artifact repositories (such as Nexus, Artifactory)
    • Deploying and configuring static and dynamic code analysis tools (such as SonarQube, Coverity)
    • Kubernetes management solutions such as EKS and Rancher, along with deploying and monitoring Kubernetes clusters and pod configurations
    • Familiarity with Agile/SCRUM software development frameworks
    • Security+ Certification 

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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600 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801

An Insider's view of STR

What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.


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How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!


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What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.


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What are STR Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
STR currently offers unconscious bias training to all employees.
Diversity employee resource groups
All STR employees have the opportunity to join or start their own Employee Resource Groups . Some existing ERGs include Womxn@STR, GenZ@STR, and more.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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