DevSecOps Engineer

Washington D.C., DC
Full Time
Mid Level

About BAO Systems

BAO Systems is an industry leader in digital data solutions for health and development. We empower our partners to implement scalable and sustainable solutions that uncover data-driven insights to improve livelihoods, strengthen health systems, and achieve equitable human development.

Our team comprises passionate public health and development practitioners, information system experts, software engineers, system engineers, monitoring and evaluation advisors, and data scientists. We excel in providing a broad spectrum of services and products. For more information, please visit

Purpose of the Role

This position is contingent on contract award.                                                                               

BAO Systems is looking for an experienced DevSecOps Engineer to join on our team tailoring solutions for a high profile $5 billion per year, multi-agency, multi-team program to work on large US Government international public health projects. The ideal candidate understands the full software development lifecycle and approaches software development with a focus on APIs, automation, declarative infrastructure, and continuous integration and deployment. They will be a trouble-shooting wizard and have a solid technical background. The role involves developing infrastructure, software and solutions using Ansible, Python, R and SQL on AWS architecture to support a data collection system and reporting system used in sixty-three countries. This role can be based in the DC area or remote, with the ability to obtain a US Government Public Trust background check.


If you are the person that folks come to to triage problems, we would love to talk to you.


Core Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and update software according to client specifications
  • Work with QA, software, and systems engineering teams to develop robust and scalable solutions
  • Design, code and test functional components of information systems according to project specifications
  • Assist in developing project documentation and user training materials according to program specifications
  • Ability to be a self-starter 
  • Enthusiasm for trying new things
  • Flexibility and comfort with multi-tasking
  • Passion for technology and best practices
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Experience working remotely with dispersed teams

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. 
  • 6+ years of hands-on programming experience.  
  • 2+ years hosting other open source projects utilizing Apache Tomcat and PostgreSQL (please be prepared to elaborate) or 1+ years working directly with DHIS2
  • Experience with scripting in Python 3, as well as experience with SQL, git, RESTful APIs, and AWS.  
  • Working knowledge of BASH / shell scripting in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Good understanding of Git etiquette and experience with GitHub actions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Extensive AWS experience including Lambda, Step Functions, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, and Simple Services (S3, SNS, SQS, etc)
  • Experience with Identity Providers(IdPs) and applying them varied applications
  • Working knowledge of Bash / shell scripting in a unix environment, preferably Ubuntu. 
  • Leader in prototyping new software and/or initiatives
  • FISMA compliance experience highly desired
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies.  
  • US Government Experience or International Public Health Background




This position is contingent on contract award.



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