Stellar Science Ltd Co

DevOps Infrastructure-As-Code Engineer

Automation Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

Posted 2019-09-25

Stellar Science is a growing Albuquerque-based scientific software development company seeking a talented DevOps/IT engineer to help automate the deployment, maintenance, and cybersecurity protection of the development infrastructure we rely on to develop exciting scientific and engineering analysis applications. We maintain high standards in all our software development efforts, utilizing modern development practices including continuous integration, test-driven development, pair programming, and code reviews in order to develop high quality, maintainable, and reusable code. By employing a lightweight development process, we remain highly productive and responsive to changing customer needs.

The successful candidate will maintain and extend automated tools to deploy, configure, and secure Windows and Linux software development machines running software including Jenkins, Bitbucket, Redmine, LDAP, and Kerberos, as well as build clients running GCC, Clang, Visual Studio, CMake, and more. The candidate will need to be able to work closely with other members of the DevOps/IT team and software development team to engineer solutions that are maintainable, high-performance, and cost effective.


The main requirements are that candidates be top-notch, responsible, self-motivated, honest, able to work well independently or in small teams, and be able to rapidly learn new protocols, processes, tools, and techniques as needed to meet mission requirements.

Degree in computer science, information technology, physics, math, engineering, or a related field
Experience with infrastructure-as-code automation systems such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or SaltStack
Ability to develop and maintain scripts written in Python, Ruby, Bash, and/or PowerShell
Strong experience with Windows and Linux (RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu) administration
Experience with systems documentation creation and maintenance (wiki documentation)
Experience with revision control systems (Git, Subversion, etc.)
Familiarity with virtual machine management in VMware or Zen
Familiarity with Docker containers in both service and build-chain roles
Some experience with code development, debugging, and testing (C++ preferred)
U.S. citizen willing to undergo background investigation and perform some work at Kirtland Air Force Base


Familiarity with directory services OpenLDAP and/or Microsoft Active Directory
Familiarity with industry standard two-factor authentication, authorization, and accounting systems
Good understanding of networking concepts and infrastructure
Able to manage IP networks with knowledge of DNS, DHCP, VLANs, and routing
Linux+ certification
Security+ certification
MySQL experience
Visual Studio installation/configuration

Stellar Science is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, in accordance with Federal Regulations

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Company summary

Stellar Science is a computer software company providing leading-edge scientific analysis software for its customers. With careful application of cutting-edge techniques and tools, we provide software that is robust, extensible, maintainable, and will continue to meet the needs of its users for years to come.

Hiring smart, self-motivated professionals who bridge the gap between Science & Modern Software Engineering.
Opportunities in Modern C++ & Java
Meaningful work in fascinating domains
Remarkable Work-Life Flexibility
Exceptional Benefits
Celebrating 20 Years of success in the Aerospace & Defense Industry
Advancing Science Through Outstanding Software


Stellar Science is a forward-thinking business that provides its employees with many standard benefits:

flexible work schedules
the ability to do some work from home when consistent with job requirements
a generous fully employer-funded SEP IRA
fully employer-funded health insurance
dental, disability, and life insurance
ten paid federal holidays (which may be floated as desired)
three weeks vacation
+unlimited coffee, soft drinks, tea
+frequent snacks/ frequent office lunches
+tech talks

Interview process

1. Candidate applies
2. Resume Review
3. Code Sample request or Coding Test assigned
4. Code Sample or Test is reviewed by Developer
5. Technical Phone Screen (Phone & Computer w/ interactive coding session)
6. Management screen - In person, Skype, or Phone
7. Headquarters Interview (In person, full day, travel & lodging provided)
HQ interview 9 am - 3 pm: interviewee gives a ~ 15 minute of something interesting (coding project usually) Q&A, 4 individual interviews about 40 minutes each with coding challenges (whiteboard or in IDE), lunch for everyone who wants to go, tour of the office, demo of a software tool, 1 hour interview with CEO.

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