Software Engineer - Container Infrastructure, Data Pipeline, Analytics

AlienOne Security LLC - Arlington, VA


Special Requirements

  • Must possess a minimum current/active DOD Top Secret with SCI eligibility security clearance - preference to active TS/SCI candidates -no clearance sponsorship, must already possess.
  • Do not apply if you do not posses a current or active DOD TS/SCI security clearance

Desired Skill Set

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics(STEM) based degree. However, all backgrounds will be considered in place of 8+ years of proven formal professional development/software engineering experience with supporting references and portfolio of work.
  • Tangible real world provable track record of effectively delivering custom developed software solutions for big data analytics.
  • Minimum 8 - 10 years solid programming, development, and software engineering expertise
  • Minimum 2 years experience developing off from Linux based platforms
  • Languages - Python, Java/Scala(At least one JVM Based Language), SQL, Bash, Markdown
  • Experience and expertise associated server side/back end development associated with data pipelines, data transforms/normalization, data loading, and data streaming - moving data from point A to point B at the lowest latency computationally
  • Expertise with regular expressions chaining and lexical parsing of data toward transformation of raw event data into common open data formats such as JSON or Avro - data encoding/decoding/serialization/deserialization.
  • Expertise developing applications that interface with API's such as REST API's
  • Experience and Expertise in developing and fielding application capabilities via Docker
  • Experience and Expertise with the concept of Infrastructure as Code - where systems design/architecture marries to application design/architecture - one and the same
  • Comprehension and experience regarding the concept, "Infrastructure as Code"
  • Strong git and git based version and work flow based systems such as GitHub or GitLab
  • Comprehension and experience engaging in Agile or CI/CD development workflows
  • Not required, however would be a pro - Experience with Cyber Security Operations Computer Network Defense Mission - experience supporting operations as a developer/software engineer and the development of CND Detection analytics, models, or capabilities.
  • Experience coding machine learning analytics, statistical analytics, and deep learning would be a plus.
  • Passion for development, and open source technologies.
  • Preference to experience with the Dev/Ops Orchestration Framework Fabric(Python)
  • Ability to develop custom Linux ISO images
  • Ability to develop custom container images utilizing either docker, or buildah
  • Desired experience with Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, or OpenShift
  • Experience developing build or change process workflows leveraging various infrastructure API's with end state objective of automation of build or change processes


  • Design and Architecture of an O&M Support Development Environment in support of a big data analytic system capability
  • Development Automated Change Control Processes utilizing a Dev/Ops Orchestration Framework
  • Development Disaster Recovery Process
  • Development Container Images
  • Development Data Stream Data Pipeline Integration between disparate vendor technologies
  • Development KSQL/Kafka Streams API centered Computer Network Defense Detection Models/Methods/Use Cases Applications
  • Development of standard and nonstandard analytics in support of the Computer Network Defense Detection Mission - includes statistical analytics, graph analytics, machine learning, deep learning, user behavioral analytics,
  • Development Systems, Application, and Core Capability Health Monitoring Capabilities
  • Development Proof of Concepts New Emerging Technologies

Technology Stack

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Kafka
  • Neo4j
  • Kafka Streams
  • KSQL
  • Buildah
  • Podman
  • OpenShift
  • Fabric(Python)
  • Ansible
  • Streamsets
  • Elastic Stack
  • Elastic Beats
  • Logstash
  • Apache NiFi
  • rsyslog
  • GitLab
  • OpenNMS
  • Prometheus
  • Grafana

Programming Languages

  • Python
  • Java
  • Scala
  • Bash

Additional Details

  • Predominately Remote Work or at Customer Site When on Travel
  • Can reside anywhere within Continental United States(OCONUS), as long as ability to obtain reliable high speed internet access.
  • Period of performance March 2, 2020 - March 2, 2021
  • 5% to 10% Travel
  • Laptop, Monitor, Standup Desk

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $140,000.00 to $160,000.00 /year


  • CI/CD: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Scala: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Kafka: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Podman: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Buildah: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Java: 2 years (Preferred)
  • git: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Kafka Streams: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Agile: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Analytic Development: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Fabric(Python): 1 year (Preferred)
  • Python: 2 years (Required)
  • GitLab: 1 year (Preferred)
  • relevant: 8 years (Required)
  • Docker: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Software Engineering: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Spark: 1 year (Preferred)
  • GitHub: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Linux: 4 years (Required)
  • Flink: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Application Question:

  • Do you posses an active or current DOD Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility?

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday