DevOps Engineer/Automated Tester

Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
Job ID
Information Technology


Do you want to build a continuous deployment pipeline for a critical Law Enforcement Customer' system? We need a DevOps Engineer/Automated Testing Specialist that can architect and implement an automated testing and integration process/system.


Buchanan & Edwards is looking for a DevOps/Automated Testing Specialist to help us with continuous integration, automated testing, configuration management and much, much more. This is a great time to join our team and be a change leader. Here you'll work with 4 dedicated testers, over 12 developers and the infrastructure team to make your vision a reality. We love self-starters who are interested in learning new tools/technologies and have shown that through positions with increasing responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be interested in open source projects and involvement in the larger development community. 


The application is currently hosted on bare metal and uses MS Team Foundation Server for building. But, with the re-engineering effort we're looking to move to Amazon Web Services and improve all of our DevOps strategies.


And you get to work on a very important application central to the Law Enforcement Customer and Department of Justice. 


Our mid-size team is looking for a DevOps/Testing Specialist to participate in the modernization of our application. The application is a critical system used daily by our customer' agents across the country. We are in the middle of re-engineering the entire application, so this is the perfect time to invest in upgrading all of the behind-the-scenes development and testing tools. 


Would this role be a good fit for you? Did you get excited with the recent release of Jenkins?


Do you have hands on experience with tools like Docker, GitLab, CircleCI, Puppet, Chef or the Atlassian tool suite? Are you a testing ninja - whether it's implementing automated regression tests or setting up a build status badge for your Github repo? Are you comfortable working in a Windows environment but really want to help move an application to Linux? Do you have experience setting up deployment strategies in AWS, Azure or other cloud providers?




Top Secret (CI Poly will need to be taken after hired)


  • Upgrade and build out a new continuous integration / deployment pipeline with automated testing
  • Improve overall testing methodologies (unit, regression, black-box, etc.)
  • Become an owner of our build processes. The current application is .NET based and uses TFS to compile/build. We need someone to improve our system to help with merging, setting up feature branches and everything else that goes with deploying compiled code. There is a lot of room to improve this process with the re-engineering and we need fresh ideas. 
  • Be the glue between the developers, testers and infrastructure. Have a vision to use Gitlab instead of TFS? Great! You can make it happen. Want to implement Jenkins? Even better!
  • Above all else, improve the quality of our deployed code by any means necessary. 


Experience using or exposure to the following technologies:

  • Github, Gitlab or Team Foundation Server. (Ideally have working knowledge of TFS)
  • Continuous Integration tools: Jenkins, CircleCi, Go, Bamboo, Travis, etc.
  • Configuration management tools: Docker, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.
  • Automated testing tools
  • Writing unit, integration and regression tests
  • Cloud services (AWS, Azure, Heroku, Digital Ocean, etc.)

Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Software development / coding background (any language)
  • System administration (Linux preferred)
  • System monitoring tools (Ganglia, Splunk, Kibana)
  • DC/OS (mesophere) or other Cloud infrastructure tools





Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


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