Position: DevOps Engineer
Location: Can work remotely or at office in White Plains, MD; will require travel to Pentagon, as needed, so that must be within a commuting distance
Clearance: Top Secret (required), verifiable in JPAS
Period of Performance: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2022
Specific Task Overview:
The employee shall maintain and enhance Automated Global Force Management Tool (AGT) and Collaborative Issue Resolution Tool (CIRT) for the Joint Staff, J-8, Forces Division to support the automation and streamlining the production of the “Forces for” Assignment tables. The employee shall utilize Global Force Management Data Initiative (GFM DI) org server data and the Organization and Force Structure Construct (OFSC) to streamline and automate the current staffing process. The employee shall utilize machine-to-machine transfer of authoritative force structure (org server data) for collaboration and utilize Organizational Unique Identifiers (OUID) (also known as an Enterprise Keys) to enable data integration with other systems. The goal is to improve the quality and timeliness of information available to perform Force Management (FM) throughout the Department. This functionality will be supported when the org servers provide the data to AGT to import, via a messaging network or other means, in a format consistent with the current published GFM DI XML standard format.
The employee shall maintain and enhance the CIRT application that supports the current "Forces For" staffing process via the web browser interface. The contractor shall ensure continued functionality that enables all authorized users to submit recommended changes to the Joint Staff "Forces For" Manager regarding the assignment and apportionment of forces via a collaborative method.
Functional Descriptions: Formulates and defines system scope and objectives. Designs, tests, debugs, documents programs and implements tools for operations accordingly. Execute application deployments, develop and track metrics. Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation. Works at the highest technical level of all phases of applications, systems analysis and programming activities.
Desired skills: Relational Database experience (MySQL, MS SQL, etc), Jenkins, Atlassian Jira, SVN code repositories, Windows System Administration, SSL, Remote desktop administration
As a Team Member will:
Candidate must have a current final Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), Single Scope Background Periodic Reinvestigation (SBPR), or Phased Periodic Reinvestigation (PPR) completed within the last 5 years (in-scope).
Required Education and Experience:
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