Tista Science and Technology Corporation

DevOps Engineer

Job ID 2020-2043
Job Locations US-MD-Rockville


TISTA Science and Technology is working with CMS to Migrate Advanced Provider Screening (APS) a multi-tier system from on-premise to CMS AWS Cloud.  As part of this effort, understanding of existing APS system components, dependencies, and migrating to CMS approved cloud hosted environment is expected. We are seeking a Dev Ops professional who exhibits strong knowledge and experience in understanding and migrating cloud solutions and bringing value to our customer. Our goal over is to ensure system operations are optimized, downtimes are eliminated, move towards self-managed services and instantly report on system health and security to all levels.

If you choose to be part of this team helping reshape healthcare information with CMS, we will expect you to take the lead in developing highly innovative solutions, be able to communicate and convince team members on recommendations, show research capability to back up assessments and understand strategic importance of certain decisions.


  • Work with other DevOps Engineers to understand existing CI/CD pipeline, system architecture, application components, and open source tools that need to be migrated to cloud.
  • Responsible for the migration CI/CD pipeline and management components including monitoring, logging, test automation tools, and other COTS products.
  • Work with the scrum team to understand the build, deliver process of software releases through CI/CD, and identify opportunities to increase engineering efficiency of getting code to production with high quality on a cloud-hosted environment.
  • Automate common operations on critical systems in a safe and reliable manner and implement deployment best practices, auditing, logging, security controls, and continuous monitoring using CMS approved cloud services.

Working experience of Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS), Elastic Container Services (ECS), AWS Code Build, AWS CodePipeline, and other CMS approved cloud services.


  • Provide status updates to stakeholders and escalates issues when necessary.
  • Understanding of security best practices
  • Designing and communicating custom workflows, run books, and response documents
  • Taking on special projects, representing the department in meetings
  • Providing scripted solutions to unique scenarios
  • Build Servers and Tools: Jenkins, GitHub
  • Familiarity with container (Docker, ECS, EKS)
  • Versioning and Git based source control
  • Cloud platform services: AWS
  • Dependency Management tools: Maven
  • Configuration Management tools: Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Experience with configuration management of Cloud based resources
  • Experience bootstrapping and automating the build of complete environments
  • Experience with automating various processes end-to-end.
  • Strong Linux skills: RHEL6, RHEL7
  • Infrastructure provisioning tool: Terraform/CloudFormation
  • Familiarity with Splunk and AWS CloudWatch

Recommended Skills:

  • Agile-based knowledge and skill.
  • Familiarity with open source software stacks
  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification or AWS Sys Ops Administrator


  • Bachelor's degree

Required Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance


  • Rockville, Maryland

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.

Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

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Employment Transparency: 
TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Tista is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@tistatech.com or call (301) 968-3420 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  



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