Mid-Level Platform Engineer (564200)

US-WA-Port Orchard

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Job Description

Progeny is the lead system integrator for the Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS) supporting technology insertion as well as development, integration, training and maintenance.  USW-DSS is a DoD Net-Centric Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) program which provides anti-submarine warfare mission planning and monitoring for US Navy fleet units. This full-time position will be working out of Progeny Systems Port Orchard WA; remote work is possible and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The ideal candidate will work with a multi-organizational engineering team to bring forward creative and unique solutions that will enable the modernization and evolution of legacy models. The “cloud-native” landscape is rapidly advancing, and the DoD is eager to leverage the techniques, tools and platforms that have been industry-proven in recent years to accelerate and streamline capability integration and infrastructure development. The candidate will help the team overcome challenges related to the development of Infrastructure as Code and automated testing. The principle operational environments for USW-DSS include: Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, Red Hat Virtualization/oVirt and Kubernetes-based orchestration platforms, such as Red Hat Openshift and OKD.

Duties and Responsibilities 


Areas of responsibility include:

  • Work with team members to design and implement CI/CI pipeline elements (Jenkins Shared Libraries) to provide automated compilation, assembly and testing of containerized and non-containerized components
  • Design and implement novel solutions to automate cloud-environment provisioning
  • Maintain and optimize IaaS management software in support of Infrastructure as Code development systems and environments
  • Mentor, train and coach junior engineers on modern cloud and DevSecOps practices
  • Collaborate with application teams to promptly address their technical requirements and provide a reliable software delivery pipeline
  • Implement secure engineering practices in deployment architecture such as data encryption and zero trust and Container scanning
  • Author, maintain and review clear, quality software/system design artifacts and documentation
  • Coordinate and interact with developers as well as engineering managers.
  • Assess and support system maturation through agile processes, including:
    • review of automated compilation, deployment and testing results
    • requirements based and operational testing
    • troubleshooting and writing software issue reports
    • supporting the development team bug resolution efforts
    • review and validation of fixes

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Experience with system/platform engineering
  • Experience with Platform as a Service (PaaS) technologies: OCP/OKD
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms: AWS, OpenStack
  • Experience with Python, Bash, Go and/or Java
  • Experience with Jenkins & Maven
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally
  • Ability to obtain DOD Security Clearance
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with system integration
  • Experience with application, network, and infrastructure performance monitoring and analysis
  • Experience with Linux networking and firewall configuration
  • Experience with cyber-security concepts such as: chain-of-trust, secure operations, encryption (PKI), Authentication and Authorization (OIDC, JWTs, OAuth, SPIFFE)
  • Familiarity with DoD Cybersecurity requirements and secure configuration guidelines such as DoD STIGs
  • Proficiency with Atlassian Tools (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence)
  • Current DoD Security Clearance



·        5+ years of professional experience

·        AS or higher in a technical major. Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field preferred. Commensurate pay for years of experience


This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.

Physical and Mental Requirements for all positions: 
Prolonged stationary periods at a desk
General ability to operate computer and other productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, etc.
Ability to lift and transport up to 15 pounds at times 
Effectively communicate with others
Ability to stay focused and provide attention to detail. 
Ability to think analytically and apply problem solving skills to scenarios throughout the course of the workday



If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at hr@progeny.net or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.



To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at http://www.progeny.net/careers.

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)