Systems Engineer - Senior in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD at KaiHonua

Date Posted: 11/14/2022

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Job Description

Position Title:  Systems Engineer Senior (SE2 Team)

Work Location: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland

Job Summary

KaiHonua LLC has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Engineer to support the Software Engineering Environment(s).  The Senior Systems Engineer will support the established team in the design, deployment, and integration of software build automation/continuous integration tools within the SEC SE2 that facilitate the post-production support of software and the software development lifecycle (SDLC). This includes supporting the current Agile software development tools that facilitate continuous integration and continuous delivery of software maintained by SEC developers. Additionally, the Senior Systems Engineer will provide infrastructures services and support, troubleshooting and help desk services while interacting with users (tier 2&3) and applications administration.

Responsibilities (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:

  • Analyze current technologies and recommend cutting edge solutions to fulfill current and future requirements.
  • Participate in, and contribute to the success of the analysis, planning, deployment, test, and integration of existing and novel DevSecOps technologies into the SE2 infrastructure such that the SEC mission and goals will remain attainable in a rapidly growing technological environment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education / Experience / Certifications

  • Security+ and IAT Level II
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Computing environment certification/training w/in 6 months
  • 3+ yr Docker and Docker Swarm implementations
  • 2+ yr Configuration as Code experience (such as Ansible)
  • 2+ yr current experience with Traefik
  • Experience using a code repository with a CI/CD pipeline
  • Experience with centralized user management
  • Exceptional technical troubleshooting skill (applications, services, servers, networking, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Effective writing to produce documentation for technicians and users
  • Experience with the SDLC, to include use of software source control systems, artifact repositories and code assessment tools
  • Must be a US citizen

Job Requirements

Additional Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • DevOps experience & tooling
  • Azure DevOps Server Implementations to include build agent configurations
  • Linux system administration, RHEL/CENTOS
  • Active Directory (ADFS integration)
  • Git experience
  • Experience with centralized user management on Linux
  • Experience configuring reverse proxy and load balancing
  • CI/CD pipeline experience (such as Jenkins or GitLab

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.  Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  May include lifting weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.


KaiHonua LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including Paid Time Off, a matching retirement program, and competitive salaries that commensurate with skills and experience.  For more information about our company, please visit our website at

Security Clearance

Position may require a DoD security clearance. 

Company Summary

Headquartered in Hawaii, KaiHonua, LLC is an SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services.

Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions.  KaiHonua, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget."

KaiHonua LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.

KaiHonua LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.