Sr Software Systems Engineer [2022-087]


ITS, LLC is looking for a DevOps Engineer to support exciting projects with our JPL/NASA customer.

The selected candidate will be a software engineer supporting the Common Software Services Group, reporting to the Group Supervisor. In this role, the candidate will be a team member of support engineer working with project GDS (Ground Data System) leadership team or GDS engineer to implement GDS infrastructure and deploy GDS application and services through architecture guidance, best practices, capacity planning, implementation, automation, troubleshooting, monitoring and more.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

• Design, build and maintain a high availability common infrastructure environment suitable for flight project use, utilizing modern infrastructure technologies and best practices to automate provisioning and configuring of infrastructure (infrastructure-as-code and configuration-as-code) for both on premise and the Cloud.

• Assist with design, implement and support of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

• Support GDS deployment and maintenance for all venues (WSTS, Testbed, ATLO, OPS) using hybrid on premise and cloud environments.

Education and Experience:

BS in computer science or related engineering field with 6 years of experience, MS with 4 years of related experience.

This position requires a U.S. Citizen who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

Required Skills:


• Experience with DevOps tools such as Jenkins, GitHub, Puppet, Ansible, Artifactory, Docker, Terraform, Packer and Kubernetes, etc.

• Ability to create and utilize Terraform scripts, Packer, and other related tools to automate creation of ‘fully-baked’ AWS AMI’s and/or orchestrate provisioning of AWS resources

• Experience with design, implementation and support of continuous integration and continuous deployments (CI/CD) pipeline.

• Proficient in various computer languages and demonstrate a full understanding of programming best practices

• Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Shell, Golang, etc.

• Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix

• Ability to resolve complex and/or technical issues.

• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong commitment to customer satisfaction with effective broad-based teamwork skills

• Able to work after hour or weekend, as needed, to support maintenance or critical activities.

• Ability to adhere to a shifting schedule for competing tasks and to clearly and objectively report status, issues, and needs for task completion


• Knowledge of industry best practices in the following areas of IT infrastructure (compute, storage, network database, and cyber security), cloud technologies and managed services, data management, cyber security infrastructure, centralized monitoring infrastructure, infrastructure-as-code, continuous integration, build & release engineering, automation, and system operations.

• Experience with design and development of Puppet modules for complex application suitable for deployment onto multiple project compute environments (venues).

• Familiarity with VMware, NetAPP storage and AWS services.

BS (MS preferred)

BS in computer science or related engineering field with 6 years of experience, MS with 4 years of related experience.

Pasadena, CA



In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $120,000 - $143,000. Please note, salary is based on education, experience, and responsibilities.

U.S. Citizenship is required. EOE including disability/vet
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