Ad Hoc

Infrastructure Engineer

Infrastructure Engineer in Remote

Posted 2019-05-02

At Ad Hoc we build government digital services that are fast, efficient, and usable by everyone.

Ad Hoc brings small teams of highly skilled professionals from the private sector to build government software right the first time.

Solving government technology problems is about attacking big problems with design, engineering, and compassion. We’re committed to continually improving what we build and staying focused on user needs for the long haul.

As part of our team, you will work with a small team of designers and engineers to design, develop, and deliver web-based applications and services. You'll work in collaboration with our government partners to better understand and translate policy and business requirements into features, user stories, automated tests, and working code. Your work will impact the lives of millions of Americans.

Infrastructure Engineer

Infrastructure engineers are our authorities on implementing DevOps methodologies, building tools and services to allow application teams and others to self-service, and driving cross-team communications to ensure we ship stable and performant services.

We’re looking for a driven and organized Infrastructure Engineer to help guide our teams in delivering the very best digital services for the American people. As an Ad Hoc Infrastructure Engineer, you will:
- Collaborate across teams to consolidate and simplify DevOps tools and services, then support other infrastructure engineers using them in production
- Build libraries, modules, and packages for other infrastructure engineers to integrate with their projects
- Develop Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) processes to help deliver software of higher quality at greater speed
- Work closely with our government partners and app teams to ensure that we are shipping software that meets security, SLA, and performance requirements
- Solve problems in ways that drive towards simplicity of architecture and operations
- Ship software that impacts the lives of millions of Americans
- Our ideal Infrastructure Engineer wants their work to make a difference and cares deeply about the process of building products, the organization and cohesiveness of a product and team, and improving the interactions people have with federal, state, and local governments.

- Our Federal contracts require that you must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for employment
- We will be accepting applicants for this role until end of business 4/30/19.
- All work must be performed within the United States.

- 3+ years of experience coding or operating production systems
- Experience automating infrastructure, testing, or deployments of a web-based application with tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform or Packer
- Experience with monitoring and alerting solutions like PagerDuty, New Relic, or CloudWatch
- Proficient spelling, grammar, and communication skills.

- 2+ years experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure.
- Understanding of basic networking fundamentals: TCP/IP, UDP, routing, load balancing.
- Experience and understanding of one or more different agile methodologies, including Scrum, XP, or SAFe.
- Automation of applications through RESTful APIs

Our technical screening involves completing our homework assignments exclusively - we do not do any form of whiteboarding in our process. You can read more about our homework here

- Company-Subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Vanguard 401K Plan
- Unlimited Vacation
- Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance

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Company summary

We want to be the premier government digital services agency.
Ad Hoc is a software design and engineering company that came out of the successful effort to rescue after its disastrous initial launch.

Ad Hoc is focused on developing, delivering, and operating fast, stable, and well-designed digital services on behalf of U.S. government clients. Our work enables agencies to provide transactional and informational services to their users. We bring technologists together to collaborate closely with government partners, crafting solutions and delivering software that works.


Unlimited vacation; remote-first company with a team located all over the country; $2,000 continuing education allowance.

Tech Stack

Node, Python, JavaScript, React, Angular, Ruby, API's, AWS, CSS, Sass, HTML

Interview process

Phone screen; coding challenge; onsite interview to review answers and chat about Ad Hoc and answer questions; phone technical interview with a developer.

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