Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Senior DevOps Engineer

Job ID 2020-2083
Job Locations US-Remote



Senior DevOps Engineer

Tista is looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to join the team for the Appeals Modernization project. The team is working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help modernize the aging infrastructure and applications that power the Benefits Appeals process. This is one of the first teams within the VA spearheading AWS Cloud infrastructure and using modern development technologies and methods.


As a DevOps Engineer, you will perform various development activities for DevOps practices, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous testing, and continuous monitoring. Also, will co-own our testing, staging and production infrastructure environments, and help to ensure that engineers on our team can consistently ship reliably, efficiently and frequent; since we deploy to production multiple times per day.


  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining internal and external Cloud-based solutions and infrastructure that spans multiple public and private Clouds and regions, including AWS, and client data centers.
  • Automate management and orchestration tasks
  • Streamline processes
  • Improve documentation
  • Perform standard administration tasks, which might involve communication with the clients or other teams.
  • Work in collaboration with architects to represent DevOps during the design and development of software or extensive revisions to existing applications.
  • Work with heads of internal groups to find innovative solutions to their problems and make recommendations with Proof of Concepts or just initiatives.
  • Keep finding areas of improvements in the current infrastructure to be more resilient and reliable.
  • Developing tools that empowers the engineering team for quickly and confidently validate code before deploying it.
  • Working towards deprecating outdated systems at the VA in favor of newer cloud based solutions
  • Helping software engineers validate their implementation by thinking of data and logic edge cases that their original implementation does not handle
  • Being on-call to triage production issues one week per quarter


  • 6+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Relational databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc)
  • Familiarity with containers and Containers as a Service (Docker, ECS, Fargate)
  • Comprehension of SDLC and OOP (Ruby, Python, NodeJS)
  • Scripting abilities with Unix command line (curl, grep, awk, sed, chmod, ssh, etc)
  • High emotional intelligence and patience for navigating a challenging bureaucracy
  • Excellent and empathetic written and verbal communication skills preferred
  • Experience dealing with legacy, unreliable/undocumented third party dependencies (both technology and human) preferred
  • Experience provisioning CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins preferred
  • Experience with Open Source software



  • An undergraduate degree in Computing or Information Science, or equivalent formal or informal study



  • Public Trust



  • Mostly remote with some onsite support in Washington, DC 


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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