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Remote DevOps Engineer in Herndon

Posted about 2 years ago

DevOps Engineer (AWS, Hadoop, Spark) - REMOTE


Herndon, Virginia, United StatesFull time


SemanticBits is seeking a DevOps Engineer to support the automation and deployment needs of a range of data-oriented projects. You will work hand-in-hand with development teams to implement automation solutions using technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hadoop, Spark, Ansible, Terraform, Elastic Compute Cloud, and Jenkins to automatically build, test, integrate, and deploy applications in the healthcare and life sciences domains. You will leverage the full power of the cloud to configure highly resilient and scalable applications that can handle hundreds of terabytes of data and hundreds of thousands of users.

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we've created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.


We are looking for a DevOps Engineer who is well versed in the following key technologies:

Solid hands-on working experience with configuring and maintaining resources on AWS

Hands-on experience administering a Hadoop and/or Spark cluster

Experience with the majority of EC2, ELB, CloudFormation, S3, Glacier, CodeDeploy, SNS, SQS, RDS, IAM

Hands-on understanding of virtualization and experience with Docker

Deep, hands-on experience with Linux and administration

Expertise with production deployments, and CI/CD tools such as Jenkins

Experience automating cloud infrastructure, such as with Terraform

Expertise with cloud security, such as managing users, roles, and privileges through IAM

Experience managing Atlassian tooling such as Jira and Confluence preferred

Experience deploying and managing a wide range of components that support web applications, such a nginx, Apache http, git, scripting (bash, Perl, Python, etc.), databases (MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.)

Experience with Kubernetes highly preferred

Experience with Nifi, Hive, and Redshift preferred


Generous base salary

Three weeks of PTO

Excellent health benefits program (Medical, dental and vision)

Education and conference reimbursement

401k retirement plan. We contribute 3% of base salary irrespective of employee's contribution

100% paid short-term and long-term disability

100% paid life insurance


Casual working environment

Flexible office hours

New laptop (Mac or PC - your choice)

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

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