March 28, 2024
$90K - $140K USD *

DevSecOps Engineer

About the job:


540 is looking for a DevSecOps Engineer to help the DoD build new proof of concept capabilities for a new and exciting Air Force integration platform powered by Apigee and Google Cloud.

Location: Remote within the continental United States. East Coast working hours with some flexibility afforded

Citizenship & Clearance Requirement: per client requirements, must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related engineering field (preferred)

540 Internal Thrive Level: DevSecOps Engineer II or III

WHY 540?

540 is a forward-thinking company that the government turns to in order to #GetShitDone. We do more than talk about it, we break down barriers to innovation and build impactful tech. We’re looking for someone with big ideas, who thrives on innovation and is a self-starter. If you love to learn about and work with new technologies, we want to talk to you.


  • 5+ years of experience with Cloud Service Providers (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience creating/maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • In-depth knowledge of DevSecOps best practices
  • Configuration Management experience (Ansible, Puppet, etc)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Firm understanding of networking concepts
  • Experience with Git and the Gitflow development workflow
  • Experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI):
  • Creating self-signed certificates and certificate authorities
  • Creating keystores and truststores
  • Experience with containerized applications (Docker, Kubernetes):
  • Working with Dockerfiles to create custom images
  • Deploying containerized applications
  • Monitoring containerized applications
  • Proficiency with macOS
  • Currently possesses CompTIA Security+ and has the ability to obtain any other required certifications within 2 months of employment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently (as if on an island) with clients, but also be a consummate team player


  • Experience managing web/proxy servers (Apache httpd, nginx, haproxy)
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch
  • Experience with API Gateways (Apigee, Kong, Tyk, etc.)
  • Experience deploying applications in DoD or other accredited federal environments that require IA certification and accreditation to deploy
  • Experience with securing sensitive data (including security marking standards such as DoD Banner Lines or ISM)
  • Experience with DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision premium for employees, optional dependent coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401k with employer match
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability coverage
  • Flexible PTO + all Federal holidays off
  • Home Office allowance
  • Reimbursement for trainings / certifications
  • Paid AWS Developer account
  • Fully loaded Macbook Pro
  • Referral Bonus - good people know good people
  • Annual Social Events (hackathon, holiday party, charity golf tournament, etc.)
  • Access to 540’s Washington Capitals tickets


540's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

$90K - $140K USD/Year *

Company Benefits

* Compensation was calculated as an average of similar positions and is not guaranteed.
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