Sr. DevOps Engineer – National Imagery


Are you keen on solving complex problems and creating the most efficient software development environment? Are you striving for designing and implementing processes, tools, and workflows that constantly make software development simpler, more streamlined, and more intuitive for developers? Do you possess a strong desire to implement change, growth, and maturity; and have a passion and love for what you do.

As our DevOps engineer you will sit at the crossroads of operations and software development. You will be supporting and working alongside a very talented cross-functional engineering team on the latest technologies, and bring in prior experiences, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to steer our DevOps initiatives.

What we offer:

  • A high profile team that is driven by the pursuit of excellent results
  • Active ambition to become a technology leader in imagery technology
  • Passionate and supportive working culture
  • Emphasis on team and personal growth through training and team development events
  • Strong focus on company culture: appreciative, compassionate communication, enabling and embracing diversity
  • Well-appointed office environment and equipment in the center of hip and fun Tysons Corner, VA
  • Part of Esri, a global organization focused on GIS and spatial analytics to enable global change

Who we are:
We are a driven team of engaged individuals who are passionate about solving time-dominate problems building cutting-edge photogrammetry and remote sensing software. Embracing a high diversity of skills and cultures, curiosity and an urge for excellence is what drives us. Governments and leading companies use our unique technology for analysis. Facing an evolving market and many fascinating challenges in technology, we need your expertise to help us get to the next level.

The National Imagery Team develops cutting edge applications for imagery within the Defense and Intelligence industry. Our software is used worldwide to solve complex problems using images, features, video, lidar and more. As one of the leading solutions in this domain; we focus on high accuracy, high performance, and usability.


  • Build, monitor, and improve our CI/CD/CT pipelines
  • Collaborate with software development teams to automate and enhance product development and release processes
  • Work closely with development teams to improve workflows around build, test, and deployment of applications
  • Iterate on best practices to increase the quality and velocity of deployments
  • Sustain and improve the process of knowledge sharing throughout the engineering team
  • Implement automation, perform maintenance, and extension of build systems
  • Test tools and software to ensure both development goals and real-world use cases are met
  • Design, document, implement, and maintain the operational components for various applications
  • Collaborate with developers, designers, testers, and other stakeholders across Esri
  • Optimize build processes for speed and simplicity
  • Debug and fix build-related bugs
  • Build and update third-party packages
  • Support source code management and developer infrastructure


  • 5+ years of professional experience as DevOps or back-end systems engineer
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Ability to work independently in a challenging environment
  • An attention to detail and focus on maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team to achieve outcomes and meet deadlines
  • Experience with one or more of the following languages: Python, C++, or C#
  • Excellent understanding of Git and software version control
  • Good understanding of Windows, Linux, bash, and shell scripts
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • Hands-on experience with provisioning cloud infrastructure using APIs
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure
  • Understanding of build/automation systems such as Jenkins, Bamboo
  • Deep understanding of web, http, networking, security, scaling, and cloud native architecture
  • US Citizenship required. Applicants selected will be subjected to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. This could include a Top Secret Clearance (TS), a Top Secret Clearance Compartmented Information Clearance (TS/SCI), a TS/SCI with Counterintelligence Scope (CI) and/or a Full Scope/Lifestyle
  • Bachelor’s or higher in computer science or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with monitoring tools and cloud provisioning tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation
  • Knowledge of AWS products and services such as IAM, EC2, EKS, ELB, ALB, Cloudfront, Autoscaling, Lambda
  • AWS certifications are a big plus

The Company

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is $114,400.00 – $187,200.00


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