DevSecOps Engineer (Kubernetes)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4188
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Do you have experience in IT security and a strong background in DevOps/development, enjoy designing secure repeatable processes, and have experience with Kubernetes?


This is your opportunity to join a smart DevSecOps team delivering cutting-edge solutions to a fantastic Government client.  A solid foundation DevOps / SRE principals, experience with Kuberenetes and experience securing cloud environments is key for this challenging and rewarding role.  You will join a team of talented DevSecOps engineers that are working hard to engineer the future of Cloud and Container security for our federal Government client.  We have the tools to succeed, and we are looking for individuals with a sharp engineering mind to help shape and harden new and existing architectures.


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This DevSecOps team is responsible for developing a large variety of security and infrastructure solutions in the cloud and in on-premise data centers.  We are seeking a motivated individual as this team in constantly evolving and is currently evolving cloud security solutions in AWS.  To be successful in this role you’ll be passionate about what you do and will be able to work autonomously to engineer your way out of problems. The successful candidate will have proven experience in automating manual IT infrastructure and security processes and will have a proven track record of learning new technologies.


Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC. This is your chance to work with a wide range of Security technologies leading the architecture and engineering of a large program. You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


This position allows for a 60% - 80% telecommute if located in the Washington DC, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO or Kansas City MO areas.  100% remote is acceptable for candidates that live outside of the above listed regions.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention and availability to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during core business hours that align with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients.  Additionally,  in alignment to the Office of the Inspector General’s effort to eliminate conflicting employment all Valiant employees are required to disclose any current or future outside employment engagements. During onboarding and throughout employment, employees must disclose any current activities or intent to engage in outside employment or other professional activities and obtain written approval.  Employees may not solicit or conduct any outside business during core business hours for Valiant Solutions and our clients.


Must-Have Experience: 

  • 2+ years of experience of working in Kubernetes environments.  This experience must include engineering deployment strategies, experience hardening deployments, hardening the control plane and worker nodes.  Also, a key skill is to understand how to implement observability and altering into new and existing clusters.
  • 2+ years of experience of developing in containerize environments
  • 2+ years of experience presenting the technical solutions you develop to other teams and organizing technical dependancies involving other teams.
  • 4+ years of experience in DevOps or DevSecOps roles.  The successful candidate will have worked closely with application or infrastructure teams as a DevOps or DevSecOps engineer.  You must have experience developing with Ansible and Terraform.
  • 4+ years of Cloud Platform, Security Engineering.  The successful candidate will have experience working with one or more Cloud Platforms to develop secure solutions that scale.  This includes, but is not limited to, Lambda, Docker and Kubernetes related services, Network, and Instance related services and deep understanding of how to secure and observe those services.
  • 2+ years of Security Engineering.  The successful candidate will have proven experience building and reviewing architectures with a focus on security best practices.  An understanding of reading and implementing security controls in new and existing architectures coupled with the ability to communicate successfully with the greater security organization is required.


Strongly Preferred Experience:

  • Strong experience with Kubernetes and service mesh orchestration:  The successful candidate must have experience with Kubernetes in production environments.  You will need to be familiar with best practices in deploying Kubernetes and have a firm grasp on the challenges and solutions around securing a cluster.  Experience with service mesh orchestration as a means to inject security ( Istio, Linkerd, etc ) is a key piece of our projects. 
  • Strong DevSecOps practices: The successful candidate will be experienced with injecting security hardening and best practices into existing and new projects that follow DevOps practices.  You will be expected to absorb existing security strategies and engineer solutions in active and new CI/CD Pipelines, IaC, and configuration management tools.  We need a candidate who is excited about shifting security early in the application and platform lifecycle and optimizing observability.
  • Experienced DevOps Tools Management: We are looking for a candidate that has experience managing and contributing to tooling that helps keep the culture of DevOps functional and fruitful for application teams.  Experience managing and deploying CI/CD tools and artifact repositories is looked upon favorably.      

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Integrating with application teams to act as security SME and assist with connecting to new and existing security related tooling
  • Reviewing and assisting application teams with architectural decisions as they pertain to security best practices.
  • Develop IaC using Cloud Formations and Terraform 
  • Develop reusable automation using Ansible 
  • Develop processes and automation to  harden AMI and Docker Container Images
  • Write and review Kubernetes Network and Service Mesh policies to create inner cluster security perimeters.
  • Assist Security Organization with research and development of tooling and applications that can shift security into CI/CD Pipelines
  • Develop Jenkins and CircleCI code to build or add onto new existing CI/CD pipelines
  • Perform research and development on new Cloud offerings from a variety of Cloud Platforms.
  • Develop example code, best practice documents and processes to aid application and SecOps teams in deploying their service offerings


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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