Development Operations Engineer (DevOps)

Sterling, Virginia, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Partially remote



Sestra Systems, an innovative startup delivering IoT-based smart dispensing solutions across industries, is currently recruiting a DevOps Engineer to provide device management, development, and infrastructure management across our multi-generational software systems. We are looking for a talented DevOps Engineer who wants the excitement that only a start-up can provide. 


  • Build, architect, and manage Ansible playbooks for cloud and IoT device automation
  • Manage and optimize core infrastructure within AWS, including: ec2, ELB, IoT Core, Iot GreenGrass, Lambda, and MQTT 
  • Implement monitoring and investigative strategies utilizing home-grown and DataDog based analysis solutions 
  • Contribute to the overall architecture and deployment of solutions supporting the product roadmap
  • Investigate and resolve production issues during off-hours, weekends, and during on-call rotations, as directed


6+ years of demonstrable experience utilizing the following:

  • Ansible, AWX and / or Tower knowledge, including automation of cloud infrastructure utilizing Ansible Linux (Ubuntu/Debian), including ssh, rsync, syslog, systemd (or equivalent)
  • Shell scripting (bash/sh, sed, awk)
  • Networking / troubleshooting connectivity over WiFi, ethernet, and / or bluetooth

As a bonus:

  • Administering / managing Relational Database Management Systems
  • Coding or Scripting background in Python -- C/C++, or Node.JS

Also, required: 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills
  • Willingness to have fun in the process