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KBR Development-to-Ops Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia


Development-to-Ops Manager

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We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.

KBR is seeking a Development-to-Ops Manager to support NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Ground System and Mission Operations (GSMO-2) contract for the Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO) project. ESMO is responsible for the spacecraft health and safety, data processing, development and sustaining engineering for Terra, Aqua, Aura, GPM, and other Earth Science missions.

Initial priority for this position is to establish and implement a DevOps security model, which involves working with software teams, system administrators, IT Security, and Operations teams to coordinate the planning, content definition, testing and deployment of OS and COTS updates per the ESMO patching plan. This position will be responsible for the integration of security throughout DevOps processes and procedures, with an understanding of the challenges involved with continuous testing in operational environments. Strong collaboration skills are needed to build change consensus based on stakeholder feedback and team concerns. Effective leadership skills are needed to plan, provide technical direction, and evaluate effectiveness of DevOps processes. Leadership responsibilities include coordinating efforts of software engineering teams, reviewing, and guiding implementation of processes, recommending corrections, and ensuring process consistency across multiple software teams. Other related tasks will involve researching and recommending DevSecOps tools for potential integration into development team workflows.

The primary location for this position is Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. Infrequent travel to conferences, trainings, and similar activities may be necessary. Telework arrangements are available.

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field

  • 12+ years of progressively complex engineering experience

  • 5 years of complex software engineering, testing, and process implementation in a lead role

Qualified candidates should have the skills and experience in most of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of DevOps and DevSecOps core concepts

  • Strong collaboration skills able to inspire team members to embrace DevSecOps culture, build connections and relieve bottlenecks between/within development and operations teams

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Software engineering experience; Lead or management experience for a software project

  • Software testing experience using a formal test methodology and/or automation

  • Experience in defining, implementing, and adapting processes

  • Effective writing skills as this task requires documenting Project-level processes

  • Ability to communicate effectively with NASA customers, software teams, IT Security, and system administrators

  • Expertise in implementation of CI/CD processes

  • Configuration and implementation of SAST/DAST tools

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.