Career Opportunities

Dev Ops Engineer

Department: Professional Services
Location: Remote (United States)
Type of Position: Full-Time
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a small, agile, collaborative, team environment where we value integrity, dedication and the highest quality of service?

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.

Requirements

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.

Training 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.

  • Microsoft Windows Server Operating System and components
  • Virtualization technologies (VMware/XenServer)
  • DevOps concepts, development, and integrations
  • CompTIA Security+ training and certification
  • Splunk
  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • Fastlane
  • Gradle
  • Maven
  • SonarQube
  • Nexus
  • Bitbucket (GIT)
  • Jira
  • Confluence

Lab builds will be required to apply the concepts learned. Lab builds will need to be demonstrated to the CDA Team. The cost of a certification exam will be reimbursed by CDA upon achieving a passing score, the fees for failed exams will not be reimbursed. Certification exam expenses will be reimbursed in the form of a monthly expense check.

Full-Time Dev Ops Position

After completion of our training program, candidates will be offered a full-time position with CDA. The full-time DevOps position is an entry-level role in our Managed Services team and is for people who have a passion for technology and want to apply it to help customers.

The DevOps position requires an individual to demonstrate the ability to quickly learn technical concepts like security, Splunk, virtualization, and script development. Soft skills are also important; CDA has a strong focus on customer success requiring good communication skills, accountability and responsiveness.

The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science or a related field.

Travel is required for this position and relocation is a requirement as well.

Perks & Benefits

  • Partial remote work environment with minimal office days 
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Medical benefits and 401K available
  • PC laptop and lab equipment provided
  • Cell phone and home internet paid by company

About Us

Critical Design Associates Inc., an information technology company, is committed to providing clients with greater efficiencies that center on people, platform and processes. Successful results are achieved by applying these core principles to any IT business challenge. Through integrity, dedication, and teamwork we provide our customers with the highest quality of service. Our success is only measured by the success of our clients.