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Feb 2nd, 2022

Infrastructure Engineer, Junior - Platform Operations

Full Time

About Nava
Our mission is to partner with government agencies to deliver digital services and infrastructure that makes programs simple, effective, and accessible to all. As a public benefit corporation, our intent is not to win as much work as we can, but to design a portfolio that makes the highest leverage progress against that mission. 

Nava has a role in every important program that serves vulnerable populations and can apply industry-level ecosystem pressure to transform service experiences, program outcomes, and agency adaptability.

Position type: Full time, exempt. 

Position summary 
Nava is at the forefront of reimagining how our government serves its people, and we’re looking for experienced infrastructure engineers to help drive this mission forward.

You will work on a team that’s helping to improve and manage all aspects of our systems, which are deployed on AWS. We make heavy use of tools such as Docker, Packer, Terraform, and Jenkins and we continually evaluate new technologies as they become production-ready for government contexts. 

You'll be responsible for pushing the limits of these critical systems, from Billion User Load Tests to achieving and maintaining sub-millisecond transaction times. By doing this, you’ll help ensure that Nava continues delivering services that millions of Americans depend on. You care deeply about working on technology that affects people’s lives and are passionate about building and maintaining large-scale systems that are well-designed, fast, scalable, and secure.

What you’ll do

  • Work with fellow Infrastructure Engineers to build and maintain our production infrastructure to ensure ongoing reliability while maximizing development team efficiency 
  • Code, manage, configure, and maintain services.
  • Own and maintain a service (CloudBees, Jenkins, Splunk) or be a subject matter (Security, Compliance, Performance)
  • Be a resource to system engineers on support tickets.
  • Assist ADOs setup environments and coordinate with Delivery Lead to fill in feature gaps.
  • Update documentation and runbooks.
  • Join our on-call rotation as a first line of defense during production issues
  • 25% of time working with government partners.
  • Take part in hiring activities (e.g., submitting referrals, conducting interviews, and attending interview debriefs), as needed.

What we're looking for

  • Previous experience maintaining a medium or larger-scale production system
  • Significant experience in one or more of the following areas: Cloud infrastructure, Unix/Linux, Windows, or Scripting
  • Ability to automate procedural tasks using scripting or coding (preference for Go or Golang)
  • Experience with Terraform, Kubernetes and/or CloudFormation, Jenkins, Terraform, Active Directory, and Splunk
  • Experience with Docker and/or AWS ECS/Fargate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, technical and otherwise
  • Ability to pick up and learn new development and operations skills 

Other requirements:

  • Years of experience: 1+ years of experience as an infrastructure/ DevOps engineer 
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience (4 years to substitute)
Compensation: $78,350 - $82, 000 annually, DOE

Other requirements
● Residency: Lived in United States at least 3 years out of the last 5 years
● Clearance: Able to attain and maintain Public Trust clearance or higher
(An active green card or citizenship is required). 

Perks working with NAVA
● 20 days of PTO accrued, 13 days paid federal holidays, 5 floating holidays, unlimited sick leave
● NAVA covers 90% of medical premiums & 100% of  vision & dental premiums for their employees
● 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave and weekly meal deliveries during leave
● 401k contributions match at 4% of your salary
● Flexible work arrangements
● $1000 new home office set up budget and monthly phone allowance
● $2,000 annual tuition and professional development  budget
● Equity stock options
● Employee referral program
● Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
● Life and Accidental Death 
● Diverse, inclusive, highly collaborative and vibrant culture fostering remote work! 

Remote or from one of Nava’s offices in DC or San Francisco.

Remote work locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington.

*If you are not living in one of the states listed above, unfortunately, you will not be considered for a position at this time. 

Nava PBC equal opportunity employer that is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, age, gender, religious or political beliefs, national origin or heritage, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion not only reflects our values as a public benefit corporation but also enriches our ability to do our work. Learn more about where we are today and hope to be by 2025.

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We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. This role is required to work from the contiguous United States. 
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