R&D DevOps Software Engineer

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DevOps engineers sit at the crossroads of operations, development, testing, release, and customer success. In this role, you’ll design, build, deploy, and maintain critical environments on internal data center systems as well as cloud-native architectures for various research and development projects in the Tysons R&D Center. Ranging from small prototype and demonstrable environments to large release certification environments with different authentication patterns, we are looking for an energetic and self-directed individual who can build a variety of deployments for mobile, web, and server technologies while partnering effectively with various team members along the way. You'll define, build, deploy, and evolve CI/CD environments and tooling supporting fast-paced development activities across the full compute landscape to include native, mobile development, and enterprise ready server technologies.
As part of our high-energy, fast-paced development team, you'll be supporting and working alongside a very talented cross-functional engineering team on the latest technologies. You will bring prior experiences, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to help drive DevOps initiatives. To be successful, you should be personable, efficient, flexible, and communicative; possess a strong desire to implement change, growth, and maturity; and have a passion and love for what these activities and technologies can do.


  • Design, document, implement, and maintain the operational components for various environments (web, mobile, server)
  • Implement automation, effective monitoring, and infrastructure-as-code
  • Configure and deploy scalable environments for prototyping, demonstrating, and development
  • Deploy and maintain CI/CD pipelines across multiple environments
  • Work closely with development teams to improve workflows around build, test, and deployment of applications
  • Build and maintain monitoring, alerting, and trending operational tools within a cloud environment
  • Iterate on best practices to increase the quality and velocity of deployments
  • Sustain and improve the process of knowledge sharing throughout the engineering team


  • Hands-on experience with provisioning traditional and cloud infrastructure and multi-machine, scalable architectures in Windows and Linux platforms
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline tools and understanding of build/automation systems such as Jenkins
  • Extensive knowledge of AWS products and services such as IAM, EC2, EKS, ELB, ALB, Cloudfront, Autoscaling, Lambda
  • Good understanding of Linux, bash, and shell scripts
  • Demonstrable coding, problem-solving, and debugging skills
  • Working experience with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, Java, JavaScript, Golang
  • Deep understanding of web, http, networking, security, scaling, and cloud native architecture
  • Experience with containers (Docker, Compose, ECS, Kubernetes)
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, information systems, mathematics, GIS, or a related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience as DevOps or back-end systems engineer
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana and cloud provisioning tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation
  • Knowledge of Git
  • AWS certifications is a big plus
  • US citizenship and ability and willingness to obtain a security clearance

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email humanresources@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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