The team at Critical Design Associates (CDA) shares a determination to build a world-class professional services and solutions development organization. We hire team players with a passion for technology and problem solving and a commitment to serve customers. We’re looking for top talent with demonstrated ability to work independently.
What does a day in the life of a Dev Ops person mean at CDA?
In the words of our most recent recruits:
“Expect it to be dynamic! Some days, you’ll spend the entire day scripting, the next day requires Jira project administration or configuring workflows. Other days you have to integrate all of those tools together. The best part about the entry-level Dev Ops position is that you get to work with great people at both CDA and our customers and you get to do meaningful work that is interesting. You are always learning!”
Developing entry-level, Dev Ops professionals who can make an immediate impact with a customer takes some time. The Critical Design Associate approach is a teaming one. We hire 3 – 4 candidates into training positions twice a year so that you start in teams and have classmates you can leverage and work with to accomplish the training objectives.
The first position, the training position that you will hold is an hourly opportunity where we pay you to learn and prove your technical interest and ability to us. CompTIA Security+ training and certification is the first toll-gate and requirement for a full-time offer.
Completion of the program leads to an offer for full-time employment at CDA as a Dev Ops resource.
The ideal candidate for this position would be:
- A recent college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related major.
- Authorized to work in the United States.
- Less than one year of experience working for a technology company.
- Willing to travel at least 50% of the time and able to relocate if necessary.
If you do not meet these criteria please do not apply for the position.
At CDA, we believe in hands-on learning. We take a three-pronged approach to our training program:
1. Online Training
2. Application in Lab Environment
3. Presentation to CDA Team
Training materials will be provided via online training platforms, such as PluralSight, LinkedIn Learning, and vendor direct curriculums. Access and training fees will be paid directly by CDA. Learning and understanding the topics/software platforms listed below are a necessity for anyone looking to enter the DevOps field.