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 Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC) contract for the United States Department of Agriculture. DISC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

DISC is looking to hire a DevOps Engineer to support our customer onsite. The person hired will be part of a team and will excel with the items below.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and build Kubernetes operators responsible for reliably managing, configuring, and upgrading clusters across various environments.
  • Design and implement cloud-ready application and deployment pipelines on large-scale container platform clusters using Java, Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible or OpenShift.
  • Monitor Incident and Service Request queue and perform work per customer requirements in the timeframe requested.
  • Perform installation, monitoring, testing, configuration, migration, maintenance and troubleshooting of OpenShift technology.
  • Adhere to customer Incident and Change Management processes for all activities performed on behalf of customers.
  • Analyze issues to identify problem areas and effectively communicate corrective actions and timely resolutions to customers.
  • Collaborate with members of the technical support teams and external parties during the problem resolution process.
  • Create high-level task lists to implement customer designs.


  • High competency with LINUX command line and tools such as CURL and GitHub
  • General understanding of TCP and related Network Protocols
  • Proficient in OpenShift administration activities such as upgrading software versions, creating namespaces, user administration, etc.
  • Knowledge of current automation technologies including Ansible.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with web security, SSL, TLS and/or HTTP
  • Minimum 6-10 years of experience with job related skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience providing installing, configuring, and supporting RedHat products.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 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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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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.