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AWS Release Engineer-REMOTE

**Type of Requisition:** Regular

**Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:** None

**Public Trust/Other Required:** Other

**Job Family:** Configuration

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges.

GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to apply the latest technology securely and expertly. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on a **RELEASE ENGINEER** joining our team to support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) activities in Columbia, MD.

At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As a Release Engineer supporting CMS on the Enterprise Portal Contract (EPC), you will work closely with the Agile teams to coordinate releases as a part of our Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) system. _You will be required to provide after-hours support, including off-hour and weekend deployments._ In this role, a typical day will include:

+ Automating the build/release process to support CI/CD

+ Executing Portal releases in accordance with release playbooks/defined

+ Facilitating release daily stand-up meetings to finalize all change requests moving into upcoming release cycles

+ Creating release build packages using build automation tools (Jenkins, Ant/Maven, Shell, etc.)

+ Developing and maintaining release documentation, such as the Version Description Document (VDD) and release notes

+ Assigning and ensuring appropriate tagging and statusing of change requests and bugs in the defect tracking tool

+ Capturing and analyzing release metrics, such as time to deploy, contents per environment per release.

+ Facilitating retrospectives and tracking of actionable items to completion

+ Supporting Git activities (Create Repos, merge code, Tagging, etc.)


+ Bachelor’s degree or 4 additional years of equivalent experience

+ 5+ years of experience with Configuration Management (CM) concepts and support, coordinating and automating software releases/deployments to AWS environments

+ Hands-on experience with Git (or an equivalent version control system, including branching and merging strategies), Jenkins, Nexus, and/or Puppet tools

+ Experience with Apache build tools Ant and/or Maven

+ Experience with JIRA

+ Candidate must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance and must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years

+ Candidate must be available to provide after-hours support, including off-hour and weekend deployments.


+ US citizen or a Green Card holder

+ Healthcare Service Industry or CMS experience

+ Understanding of Infrastructure as a code (IaaC) scripting languages such as Python, Unix Shell, CloudFormation, Terraform, and/or Ansible

+ Knowledge of SAFe Agile methodologies

+ Ability to work collaboratively within small teams as well as with external vendors


+ 401K with company match

+ Customizable health benefits packages

+ Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

AWS Release Engineer-REMOTE

Full time
Charlottesville, VA

Published on 10/13/2021

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