Development Security Operations Engineer

19 Mar 2023

The Development Security Operations Engineer supports multiple Digital Solutions IT projects from initial design and architecture to operations and maintenance and development, modernization, and enhancement. Infrastructure (IaaS) must be secure, reliable, and meet performance objectives.


The Development Security Operations Engineer follows the DevOps and Development Security Operations framework for that covers the following tasks:

  • Continuous integration (CI) merges code changes to ensure the most recent version is available to developers.
  • Continuous delivery and continuous deployment (CD) – automate the process of releasing updates to increase efficiency.
  • Microservices – builds an application as a set of smaller services.
  • Prompt and thorough installation of patches and updates to the full stack solution.
  • Troubleshooting and responding to issues that are escalated to DevOps or DevSecOps. This may include working with others on the technical team to isolate the source of issue.
  • Common weaknesses enumeration (CWE) – improves the quality of code and increases the level of security during the CI and CD phases.
  • Threat modeling – implements security testing during the development pipeline to save time and cost in future.
  • Automated security testing – test for vulnerabilities in new builds on regular basis.
  • Incident response management – creates a standard framework for responding to security incidents.
  • Partakes in the federal agency process and support of FISMA which includes documentation, artifacts, audits, reports, data calls, etc. and the issuance of the ATO (Authority to Operate) and the full C&A (Certification and Accreditation) process and package.
  • Depending on the size of the project, the DevSecOps Engineer may be dedicated to one project or may split time across multiple projects providing broad-based support for the Digital Solution Leads while also working with Impact Centers to understand requirements and Functional Centers to acquire necessary cloud resources for each project.
  • Follow JBS policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Deliver work on time and on budget.
  • Follow DevOps and DevSecOps industry advances and best practices.
  • Support business development opportunities.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in computer science with minimum of 6 years working in IT, with at least 6 years of experience in Cloud DevOps and or Development Security Operations Engineering.

In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree must have minimum of 10 years of related IT work experience referenced above.

Language: English fluency (oral and written)

Knowledge: Excellent understanding of cloud deployments and security-related functions within all environments. Understanding of software development scripting languages in order to support code repositories, continuous deployments, and supporting technical and programming staff developers in code expeditious deployments and patches and system maintenance and continuous monitoring of the full stack cloud solution.

Skills: Demonstrates strong attention to detail; well organized; can determine priority of assigned tasks with minimal guidance and can manage time to ensure tasks are completed on time and at the expected level of quality. Works well with others in a positive, courteous, and professional manner; functions well as a member of a team and can also work independently and with little supervision. Can handle multiple tasks at various stages and has the flexibility needed to adjust to last-minute requests for information and changing priorities or procedures. Takes initiative; asks questions when appropriate to do so. Takes a proactive approach to problem solving. Is verbally articulate and clear in oral and written communication. Anticipates potential project risks and implements plans to avoid them. Problem resolution requires communicating information as to why we things happen and what can be done to avoid future issues.

Software Proficiency: Full Stack Developer

Location: Remote


Experience: Experience in designing, developing, managing, operating, and maintaining cloud deployments in various environments. Proven ability to isolate and troubleshoot technical issues and security related issues. Experience in working as a team member and supporting others in their work. Experience in working alone on issues and communicating all relevance information. Experience in understanding security landscapes and building strong security postures and maintaining them as Zero Trust environments. Experience is mentoring new or less qualified DevOps and DevSecOps staff, and potential to lead this group.

Knowledge: Applied knowledge in the areas of design and development of cloud deployments, including continuous monitoring, and security upkeep with patches and work arounds until patches are made available. Knowledge in delivering support to developers, such as moving code to the various cloud environments. Knowledge of working with federal project staff and OCIO security groups and Technical Review Boards. Must have client facing know-how in the area of expertise.

Software Proficiency: All software to support and operate and maintain full stack deployments in the cloud. Understanding of all business office applications to support software engineering tasks such as Jira, Visio, Benchmarks including security benchmarks such as CIS, test and quality assurance tools, networking and troubleshooting tools, etc.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

This position is subject to availability of funds and to any and all restrictions contained in the contract or contracts that provide funding for this position.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references.

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.