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DevOps Lead Engineer 

Position DevOps Lead Engineer  
About the Organization At Torch.AI, we are passionate about building software that solves some of the world's most challenging problems. Our artificial intelligence is disrupting the infrastructure software market. Our company is changing the world. On the leading edge for AI for National Security clients and beyond, we partner with some of the most influential organizations to transform how they define success using data and technology. Our platform has been used to enhance top-secret clearances, stop fraud on a massive scale, discover new trends, gain an edge in financial markets, and beyond. If answering these types of challenges excites you, we would love for you to join.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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.  

The Role


The DevOps engineers play a critical role in project execution, establishing environments, and moving code that has been developed into the appropriate higher environments, which ultimately mean they are delivering the client deployment (hosted by Torch in the Azure or AWS OR customer cloud in Azure, AWS, or other). The environment configuration and the consistency of moving code into the environment completely and successfully can be the ultimate determination of clients’ view of success or failure.

Our DevOps engineers are responsible for the infrastructure (primarily virtual machines), ensuring they are set up for scale, the appropriate pieces are available to support the development environments, and beyond. They also support the demo environment to ensure that it is consistently available for the sales team.

The DevOps Lead will additionally be responsible for leading the growth, quality and efficiency of the DevOps Engineering Team while also developing team members into strong technical contributors and DevOps experts that influence the product and environments.


  • Capability to provide thoughtful input on programs, policies and procedures that assure consistent and replicable DevOps development methods based on prior success

  • Infrastructure configuration, management, and availability in all cloud environments that Torch.AI supports (Google Cloud for development, Azure, and AWS) for both commercial and Federal (unique) environments.

  • Experience with Virtual Machine configurations to support the software development lifecycle.

  • Moving software versions through the development environment and ultimately deploying into the production environment (our cloud or customer cloud) in a fast, efficient, and complete manner.

  • Building and maintaining scripts to automate the movement of code and validate success.

  • Planning and executing code movement and deployment for each Task Force or each Team based on their timeline and needs.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Contribute to ongoing process and methodology improvements

  • Successfully identify and develop metrics and dashboards to monitor adoption and maturity of Dev Ops within the AppDev teams.

  • Provide input in DevOps Enablement design, delivery, and support of the company's software and platforms

  • Participate in project scope, schedule, and cost reviews.

  • Build and maintain scalable and performant production infrastructure, improving and ensuring reliability across our?systems.?

  • Troubleshoot and debug infrastructure?issues.?

  • Assist in remediating audit and compliance findings (SOC2, ISO, FedRAMP, FICAM).?

  • Design, implement, and manage access to cloud systems/software using best practices IAM, RBAC and Identity methodologies.?

  • Provide leadership and maintenance for all CICD subsystems across all SDLC environments.?

  • Create and develop client solutions that meet business and technology requirements and deliver successful outcomes that supersede client expectations regarding cost, scope, and time.??

  • Create technical proposals, strategic project documentation and related deliverables, technology/solution whitepapers, etc.?

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services?from conception?to inception, including system design consulting, and capacity planning.?

  • Demonstrate knowledge of microservices architecture and implementation features across clouds (Pods, Services, Ingress, Service Mesh, Operator Pattern, AWS, Azure and GCP).

  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps toolchains and processes.?

  • Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks.?

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or technically related field, or equivalent education/experience, which includes 8 + years in technology and prior experience in a lead role.0

  • Experience with?IaC?(Infrastructure as Code) tools and deployment patterns such as Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet,?Cloudformation, Resource Manager, etc.?

  • Experience with microservices architecture design, containerization build strategies such as Docker and Kubernetes.?

  • Previous experience coding in at least one of the following:?Python, JavaScript, C++, Bash or Java.?

  • Experience with Linux and application performance tuning, hardening, and troubleshooting.?

  • Some database management experience is required.?

  • Experience managing and implementing managed services in AWS such as VPC, EC2, ECR, EKS, RDS, S3 and Route 53.?Experience with Azure and/or GCP equivalents a plus.?

  • Thorough understanding of?DevSecOps?deployment and management principles through CICD.?

  • Self-starter that enjoys teamwork but also can function independently without supervision.?

  • Ability to multi-task and be a joyful problem solution provider that uses both experience and imagination to solve problems.?

  • Have an infectious, positive attitude, with a willingness to learn and strong gritty work ethic.?

  • Cloud certification required (AWS preferred).?


  • Active US Security Clearance or the willingness/ability to successfully obtain.

  • Thorough understanding of cloud governance, cloud IAM, cloud cost management and how it interacts with identity management systems including AWS Organizations and Azure Active Directory.?

  • Advanced knowledge with configuration, deployment, networking, management knowledge with Kubernetes and related technologies like Service Mesh and Kubernetes Operators.?

  • Experience with data systems such as RDBMS (Postgresql),?GraphDB?(Neo4J or?ArangoDB), NoSQL DB (ELK stack), Message Queue (RabbitMQ or Kafka).?

  • Experience with distributed microservice design, architecture, scaling and disaster recovery.?

  • Experience building and managing CI/CD Pipelines in Azure DevOps.

  • Experience vetting, implementing, and managing Identity Providers,?Oauth, OpenID Connect and SAML.?

  • Experience successfully driving scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment.?

  • Experience with SRE Concepts, Chaos Engineering, Mean Time to Detect (MTTD), and Mean Time to Restore (MTTR)?

  • Experience with security compliance programs such as FedRAMP, NIST,?HiTrust?and CMMC.?

Location Kansas City Office  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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