Software Guidance Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a DevOps QA Engineer for a FULL TIME assignment with one of our premier ITclients in Ashburn, VA. In this position, you will manage QA infrastructure projects and processes. Keen attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a solid knowledge base are essential. Responsibilities Work directly with the DevOps team and Senior DevOps manager to test system integrity. Design and implement build, deployment, and configuration management. Analyze Dev plans and design, develop and maintain test cases to verify implementation. Build and test automation tools for infrastructure provisioning. Build scripts to automate the validation of provisioned infrastructure (onprem or in cloud). Handle code deployments in all environments. Monitor metrics and develop ways to improve. Provide technical guidance and educate team members and coworkers on development and operations. Brainstorm for new ideas and ways to improve development delivery. Consult with peers for feedback during testing stages. Build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards. Maintain day-to-day management and administration of projects. Manage CI and CD tools with team. Document and design various processes update existing processes. Improve infrastructure development and application development. Assist in monitoring and controlling cloud-related expenses of the Software Development team. Assist in troubleshooting production issues. Follow all best practices and procedures as established by the company. Required Skills Minimum Bachelor degree in IT or Computer ScienceEngineering or related field is required. Minimum 2 years of previous experience in development and operations, or related IT, computer, or operations field. Previous experience with software development, infrastructure development, or development and operations. Experience with Linux infrastructures, database SQL (MS SQL), CICD tools, scripting such as Python,.NET, Groovy. Experience in working with Esxi, Aws, Azure. Active Certifications on AWS and Azure are desired. Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Jenkins. Experience with ScrumKanbanSAFe, Agile workflow methodologies. Up-to-date on the latest industry trends able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently. Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management. Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently. SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. SGA accepts transfers of H1 sponsorship for most contracting roles. We are unable to sponsor for Right-to-Hire, Fulltime, or Government roles. All parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply for all roles. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. Please inquire about our referral program if you would like to submit a candidate for any of our open or future job opportunities. SGA is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. To view all of our available job postings andor to learn more about SGA please visit us online at www.sgainc.com httpwww.sgainc.com .