Task Force Talent is seeking a mid to senior level software/site reliability engineer with an active TS security clearance (or higher) to help deploy a leading AI platform to government customers. This role is hybrid with regular on-site work in Arlington, Virginia. The compensation package includes above market base salary, bonuses, and equity. The client company is small and growing fast, with an excellent reputation, active government contracts, and plenty of money in the bank.

The selected candidate will work on projects such as:

  • Using automation and infrastructure-as-code to deploy virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters on a variety of cloud environments (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud)
  • Helping define requirements, build, and deploy solutions for unique customer use cases for the AI platform
  • Helping the customer solve problems
  • Supporting mission-critical requirements in the field -- this work matters!

Please note that a challenging online coding test is required as part of the interview process. Engineers at this company are top notch and hiring requirements are stringent; however, the mission, team, and financial rewards are worth it!

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  • U.S. citizen with an active security clearance, Top Secret (TS) or higher (Note: we cannot sponsor or upgrade clearances.)
  • 4+ years experience as a Site Reliability Engineer/Software Engineer/DevOps Engineer
  • 2+ years experience with: programming in Python and Golang, automation and infrastructure as code (Terraform, Ansible), developing/deploying microservices in Kubernetes, deploying applications to DoD/IC air-gapped networks, etc.
  • Able and willing to travel to client sites (up to 10%)


Interview Process

The interview process consists of a phone screen, followed by a challenging online coding test, followed by one or more technical interview and an on-site interview at our client's headquarters.


About us:

Task Force Talent is a specialized recruiting firm for science, engineering, and security careers. Our clients include Seed to Series B startups working on AI, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and other novel technologies. We also work with small to medium size government contractors, and we help leading venture capital firms find talent for their portfolio companies. We have hundreds of jobs available and consider all applicants for all roles, now and in the future. Our goal is to find the best fit for you!

If you don't see the perfect fit, simply use our general application at: https://taskforcetalent.breezy.hr/p/5bbc3c44433e-single-application-for-all-jobs-general