Master DevOps Engineer

Kansas City, MO

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the National Information Technology Center (NITC) for the United States Department of Agriculture. NITC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

Criterion Systems, Inc. is seeking a Master DevOps Engineer. The candidate will be part of the Enterprise Architecture Branch. You will support technical architectural support services to design and create hardware and software architectural and infrastructural designs and technology roadmaps for the customer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use DevOps methodology to automate software development, infrastructure deployment and continuous integration strategies.
  • Support the use of orchestration tools and platforms such as Kubernetes, Docker and OpenShift or equivalents.
  • Design and build IT solutions, implement reusable components, translate technical requirements, assist with all stages of test data, develop interfaces and perform code maintenance and updates.
  • Creation and maintenance of data center capacity management reporting and plans for Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and storage platforms.
  • Use of collaboration tools to capture documentation and design artifacts (i.e. Wiki, Git). Evaluate and create documentation, white papers, and presentations related to assigned research of new and emerging technologies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience working with API and ETL endpoints (e.g. REST, SOAP, XML, WSDL, JSON). Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt Stack, or Terraform.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS/Azure is a plus).
  • A working understanding of code and script (bash, PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby). Experience with automation and deployment templates for relational and nosql databases such as, MSSQL, Mysql, MongoDB.
  • Working knowledge of containerization technology such as Docker and microservices. Experience developing reports and dashboards using tools like Cognos, PowerBI, Excel, PowerQuery.
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration.
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience with one of the job-related skills. Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience providing high-level Systems Engineering or DevOps Engineering expertise to managers and technical staff.
  • U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or an active Green Card holder
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.