DevSecOps Practice Lead

Job Location US-VA-McLean
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/12/2020 3:49 PM)
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Design. Disrupt. Repeat.

Be the agent of change, leading a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for an experienced Google Cloud Platform Architect with an appetite for building and leading a practice of Cloud practitioners, delivering innovative, exciting solutions to clients and taking on new challenges.


Who We Are

Steampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we’re passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.

At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while repurposing tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find creative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone.


We also believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks.  Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program.


Why Steampunk?

Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team of “Punks,” you’ll test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.


Because we value our employees’ work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more.


DevSecOps Practice Lead

Steampunk is seeking a DevSecOps Practice Lead to drive and support delivery of DevSecOps-focused work to the Federal market. This Practice Lead will report to the Chief Technology Officer and will be responsible for providing strategic, architectural, in-depth solutioning and consultative skills to Steampunk clients, leading a team of software development and IT operations-focused technology professionals and supporting the pursuit of new DevSecOps-focused business.




  • Serves as the DevSecOps Practice Lead across all of Steampunk’s client delivery
  • Supports defining, enhancing, evolving and demonstrating Steampunk’s point of view and delivery approach related to DevSecOps, software development, IT operations and integrated cybersecurity services to the Federal market
  • Supports Steampunk strategic business opportunities through technical contribution to sales and business development opportunities
  • Must have exceptional communication skills to effectively deliver messaging and collaborate with clients, employees, and partners.
  • Fosters and promotes innovative thinking related to the use of DevSecOps techniques and related technologies across the client projects
  • Serve as a thought leader and technology expert to clients and internal teams in the areas of modern DevSecOps, software development, and IT operations.
  • Builds and maintains client relationships, developing a strategic vision for clients and internal teams
  • Handles challenging client situations and offers technical and business guidance & direction to client executives
  • Manages staff and monitors performance and training needs to create skills expansion and career advancement opportunities
  • Interface with Operations Directors, Program Managers and technical staff to develop, architect, and deliver world-class solutions
  • Designs, solutions for, and supports the delivery of enterprise class DevSecOps services for Steampunk clients to increase organizational maturity across the spectrum of DevSecOps capabilities.
  • Understands and designs engagements that promote and build a DevSecOps culture for customer engagements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A minimum of six years of experience with large scale software development or IT operations-focused delivery; U.S. Federal government consulting experience preferred
  • 4+ years of industry experience delivering on DevSecOps-focused engagements.
  • Understanding of key DevSecOps-focused products, techniques, and concepts (CI/CD, software development, software architecture, IT Operations, systems administration, infrastructure as code, immutable infrastructure, containerization, Cloud-native DevSecOps services, etc.)
  • Technical Architect experience on implementation projects using key development and IT operations-related technology and solutions.
  • Deployment knowledge and experience with key development and IT operations-focused technology and solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of implementation plan within time and cost constraints.
  • Applies coding and testing standards, security testing tools (including ‘fuzzing’ static-analysis code scanning tools), threat modeling, and conducts code reviews.
  • Have experience automating and managing large-scale infrastructure implementations using automated configuration management technologies such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Terraform.
  • Have experience in systems automation, orchestration, deployment, and implementation.
  • Have experience using automated build management tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, TravisCI, CircleCI, Concourse, etc.
  • Have experience in software development using languages, tools, and frameworks such as Java, Javascript, C#, Ruby, Python, Node, Rails, React, Express, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, etc.
  • Have an understanding of Federal Government risk management framework and the intersection for CI/CD pipelines and path-to-production.
  • Understand the role of static and dynamic security scanning tools, in addition to automated testing frameworks in CI/CD pipelines.

About steampunk


Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors.  Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges.  As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program. 


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