DevOps Engineer

Engineering · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time/Non-exempt
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Company:

BlueLabs is a leading provider of analytics services and technology for government, business, and campaigns. Founded in 2013 by senior members of the Obama for America re-election campaign team, we help our clients optimize their engagements with individual customers, supporters and stakeholders to achieve their goals. 

Today, our team counts over 40 data scientists, engineers, and strategists from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for using data to solve the world’s greatest social and analytical challenges. We’ve served more than 400 organizations ranging from political campaigns to advocacy groups, unions, government agencies, and international groups, as well as companies in the automotive, travel, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, healthcare, media, telecom, and other industries. Along the way, we’ve developed some of the most innovative tools available in analytics, media optimization, reporting, and influencer outreach.

Who You Are:

You are a software engineer with several years experience working on DevOps problems, and you want to make a difference. You want to work at an organization where the people care about what they are doing and work hard to achieve it.

We’re not building a team for a day—we are building a collaborative community of engineers and data scientists. More than anything else, we’re looking for people who are excited by our mission, love to create, are honest about what they know, fascinated by what they don’t, and relish the opportunity to work with people who value the same.

In this position you will:

  • Design. We’re working on some challenging engineering problems, and our engineers are driving the process of solving those problems. You'll need to understand the problem and define it. Your own expertise and experience will help us design the solution we need.
  • Collaborate. Every project benefits from diverse viewpoints from the very beginning, and so you’ll work closely with our clients and with our analysts, data scientists, and other engineers to develop the technology that empowers them to run data-driven programs.
  • Explore. Technology—especially around data and analytics—is moving fast, and we need to stay nimble. That means trying new things. They won’t always be the ultimate solutions, but they’re an important part of the path to getting there.
  • Build. You won’t just write code. You’ll build apps, systems, and solutions that are challenging, exciting, and long-lasting.
  • Take a lead role in nurturing an environment of joint responsibility with the rest of the engineering team for the deployment, availability, and performance of our infrastructure, through coaching, tool building, and more.
  • Ensure the reliability, security, and performance of our SaaS stack
  • Develop deployment solutions for the applications that power the day-to-day work of our analysts and clients
  • Manage our central logging, monitoring, and continuous integration solutions

You should...

  • Enjoy automating tasks that make sense to automate
  • Know techniques for keeping systems available and providing visibility when they're not
  • Have performed nontrivial deployments of web applications, data pipelines, etc
  • Be able to pass the Public Trust background investigation that our clients in the federal healthcare world require.
  • Have a good grasp of Linux systems, networking and security
  • Have extensive experience with AWS (our primary cloud provider), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
  • In order to be qualified for this position you must currently have or be able to obtain and maintain a public trust security clearance, which requires either US Citizenship or 3 years of US residency.

You will stand out as a candidate if any of these apply to you:

  • Experience automating cloud infrastructure with tools like Terraform (which we use), Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • Experience with containerization and cluster orchestration, specifically Docker and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with data processing platforms such as Spark and Kafka
  • Demonstrated interest in using data and technology to advance social good in areas like health, education or civic engagement

At BlueLabs, we're more than just a team of innovators—we're a community of  mission-driven individuals who are willing to invest, collaborate, and engage at high levels to make our team and the world a better place.

At BlueLabs, we celebrate, support and thrive on differences. Not only do they benefit our services, products, and community, but most importantly, they are to the benefit of our team. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer, BlueLabs is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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