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DevSecOps Engineer

Defense Unicorns

Defense Unicorns

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Travel Expectations: 30% (may change depending on requirements)

Role Description:

We are seeking a talented DevSecOps Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate must possess a deep understanding of system architecture, exceptional problem-solving skills, and have the ability to shift between different tasks and projects effectively.

As a DevSecOps Engineer in our organization, you will be part of a dedicated team focused on promoting global freedom and independence through advanced technological solutions. You will be responsible for architecting, building, and deploying cloud-native solutions across both cloud and on-premises environments. Additionally, this role includes providing on-call support and facilitating onboarding training sessions to ensure our customers' mission success.


In this role, your focus revolves around ensuring customer success and satisfaction, all while fostering a culture of urgency and velocity. As an Operations Engineer, your responsibilities encompass not only contributing code and documentation but also collaborating closely with Product Owners to enhance Defense Unicorn’s products in ways that best support our customers. Furthermore, you'll play a crucial role in educating customers, assisting with or leading deployments, and maintaining deployments to ensure successful mission operations. This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance and includes on-call responsibilities.

In this position you will be expected to:

  • Deploy and/or assist third parties in deploying Defense Unicorns' capabilities for customers both remotely and on-site.
  • Collaborate with Product and Delivery Departments to build new features and fix bugs in support of specific mission requirements.
  • Create and update documentation based on interactions with customers and mission environments.
  • Develop and maintain training programs for customers, focusing on Defense Unicorns' capabilities.
  • Work with Product Owners, Project Managers, and Tech Leads to shape product goals, roadmap, priorities, and strategy.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to various Mission Operations workflows.
  • Stay up to date on Defense Unicorns Product offerings and conduct test deployments to verify product compatibility with customer requirements.
  • Adapt and take on new responsibilities as they arise, responding to the evolving needs of the organization.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and colleagues in written and verbal communications and represent Defense Unicorns and its values in all communications.
  • Resolve customer issues via email, video conferencing, phone calls, and in-person.
  • Participate in regular rotations for weekday and weekend on-call coverage and incident response.

The listed responsibilities are not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the evolving needs of the organization. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is able to adapt and take on new responsibilities as they arise.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a Site Reliability Engineer or similar role, with a focus on system architecture, development, deployments, and issue resolution
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Go) and a basic understanding of shell scripting
  • Experience with security automation and familiarity with API Security, Container Security, and Cloud Security
  • A strong understanding of cloud infrastructure design aligning security, performance, and resilience
  • Experience in architecture security design, monitoring, and performance in a complex enterprise environment
  • Demonstrated familiarity with cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes, Google Cloud, and Docker
  • Familiarity with continuous delivery, distributed architectures, systems, everything-as-code, containerization, and cloud services
  • Comfort with debugging systems, reading/writing code, and understanding Incident, Problem, Change, and Release management processes
  • Hold a security clearance/Eligible to apply for a security clearance. United States citizenship is required
  • Possess a DoD 8570 IAT II certification

If you are a skilled DevSecOps Engineer looking to contribute to the growth and success of a dynamic organization, we invite you to apply and join our team.

Full compensation packages are based on candidate experience. Compensation ranges are established using national benchmarking data and apply across all geographic locations within the United States.

Remote - USA
$147,175$190,000 USD

Who We Are

Defense Unicorns delivers mission value by streamlining software delivery so our customers can focus on the most important challenges. We share a vision of freedom and security for the advancement of progress and innovation. Our commitment to this vision, and to our mission-driven customers, means a commitment to speed, user experience and optionality, without compromising security. Our team is composed of innovators, software engineers, and veterans with decades of experience delivering technology programs across the federal market.

What We Do

We create and deliver secure solutions for continuous software integration and delivery. Defense Unicorns consolidates the best practices for security pipelines, testing, and deployment automation in order to meet the high security requirements valued by mission owners. Our solutions are agnostic by design and we believe that growing a robust ecosystem of secure, cloud-native software solutions can help enterprise customers inside and outside the federal market buy and integrate software more easily.

Who We Serve

Defense Unicorns’ customers are mission-focused leaders across public and private enterprises. We proudly support defense and civil agencies across the U.S. government and we work closely with the creators of leading-edge software solutions to deliver value to the mission-owner by improving the security and consumability of commercial software products.

What We Work On

  • Kubernetes
  • Cloud Environments (AWS/GCP and Azure)
  • Infrastructure-as-code (like Terraform/Pulumi)
  • Continuous Delivery and automation tooling
  • GitOps
  • Containers
  • CNCF projects and open source products and packages
  • Helm/Kustomize-Value Stream Mapping
  • Building and improving security delivery
  • Building Kubernetes and cloud native applications

Benefits Our Unicorns Enjoy


  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Premiums are 100% Company Paid
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance


  • 401k with Employer Contribution (Regardless of Employee Contribution)
  • Company Stock Options
  • Home Office Setup Budget


  • Unlimited paid time off, with a mandatory 10 days off on top of 11 federal government holidays, week of Thanksgiving, last two weeks of December (including New Year’s Day)
  • Paid Parental Leave


  • Reimbursement for approved trainings/subscriptions
  • Conferences (travel, lodging, and fees)

Don’t have all the preferred experience or qualifications? Studies show that underrepresented groups like women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs if they don't meet every requirement listed.

At Defense Unicorns, we're committed to diversity. If you're enthusiastic about the role but don't match every criteria, we encourage you to apply. You could be the perfect fit for this or another role! Defense Unicorns is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.