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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

DevOps Engineer

Company: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Location: Golden, CO 80401, United States

Posted on: July 01

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$90,600 - $163,100 a year
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Posting Title

DevOps Engineer



CO - Golden


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Hours Per Week



Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Protocols

Employment at NREL is contingent upon your compliance with all NREL and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) safety protocols and mitigation efforts directed at the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, NREL requires all employees to be immunized against COVID-19. However, employees may seek an exemption from this requirement as an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Upon hire, new employees must submit a request for accommodation or be prepared to provide proof of vaccination on your first day of employment. Those without proof of vaccination may be required to participate in weekly testing for access to an NREL site.

Working at NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

From day one at NREL, youll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, youll have the opportunity to engage through our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.

NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.

Our planet needs us! Learn about NRELs critical objectives, and see how NREL is focused on saving the planet.

Note: Research suggests that potential job seekers may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who is interested in this opportunity to apply. We seek dedicated people who believe they have the skills and ambition to succeed at NREL to apply for this role.

Job Description

NREL's Information Technology Services (ITS) Office supports all major IT functions for the Laboratory including the design, development, deployment, maintenance, and upgrade of IT capabilities, infrastructure, and investments, as well as maintaining cyber security.

As a DevOps Engineer at NREL, you will bring a depth of knowledge in DevOps CI/CD and wide general knowledge of applications and operating system administration. With a constant focus on process improvement and automation, you will partner and work closely with the development, QA, platform, cyber security and operations teams to ensure NREL applications are built, patched, deployed, and configured in a timely manner. The DevOps Engineer is responsible for implementation and tuning of the software delivery and testing platforms. You will participate in designing platform requirements with the development teams, and will contribute to the overall design and implementation of the evolving solution delivery frameworks.

General day to day duties will include:

  • Implementation of Automation within CI/CD process
  • Troubleshooting server/container/application issues
  • Assist with provisioning of dev/test/prod configuration and support for ITS developed applications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience with comprehensive CI/CD platforms such as Gitlab, GitHub, and Azure DevOps.
  • Experience implementing QA tools such as Selenium and Appian.
  • Experience with Windows administration and Powershell.
  • Experience with HTTP server configuration such as IIS, Passenger, Apache, Tomcat.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Applies extensive IS expertise in specific field and has full knowledge of related disciplines. Evaluates new software, systems tools and applications and makes procurement recommendations. Excellent leadership and project management skills. Skilled in analytical techniques, practices and problem solving. Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration. Strong Docker/Kubernetes configuration and administration. Strong Jenkins administration experience. Experience developing, implementing, and training employees on DevOps standards, processes, and tools.


Additional Required Qualifications

  • Experience with comprehensive CI/CD platforms such as GitHub, GitLab, and Azure DevOps.
  • Experience with Windows administration and Powershell.
  • Experience with HTTP server configuration such as IIS, Apache, and Tomcat.

Preferred Qualifications


Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Job Profile: IT Professional IV / Annual Salary Range: $90,600 - $163,100

NREL takes into consideration a candidates education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employees salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short*- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits*; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement*. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.


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