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Solidus Technical Solutions, Inc. Dev Ops Engineer - 3582 in Lexington, Massachusetts

Solidus is searching for a Software Engineer to architect, establish, and maintain software engineering infrastructure supporting autonomous systems development efforts.

The successful candidate will join a group that develops software and algorithms enabling unmanned air, ground, and maritime vehicles to operate in complex environments with reduced levels of human control and supervision.


  • Domains: Software development infrastructure; DevOps; continuous integration and testing; automation; unit testing; packaging; infrastructure as code; release engineering; virtualization and containerization; simulation-in-the-loop; robotics.

  • Own (architect, design, build, and manage) a platform of systems and tools facilitating effective, high quality, and distributed development of robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems software and algorithms. Platform components include continuous integration and test, simulation-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop testing, software packaging, virtual and container-based deployment.

  • Work with robotics developers and project management to analyze recurring software engineering challenges, identify opportunities for process improvements, and create plans to realize solutions.

  • Produce documentation and tutorials supporting developer on-ramping and use of best practices

Considering candidates at the following levels:

  • PhD plus 5 years minimum experience, or MS plus 8 years minimum experience.

  • MS plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum experience.


  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

  • Experience architecting, designing, and implementing software development infrastructure with significant responsibility for the success of the DevOps platform

  • Ability to effectively communicate the elements and attributes of a design, approach, or decision at a high-level in written, verbal, and presentation formats

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative small-team environment

  • Broad and comprehensive knowledge of established and emerging automated build, continuous integration and test, infrastructure as code, deployment, and other SDLC tools

  • In-depth experience using and customizing the Atlassian suite of tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence) and the Jenkins automation server

  • Strong experience with compiled / systems software development in the Linux operating system. Proficient with Linux system administration.

  • Software skills required: Git, Jira, Bitbucket, Jenkins

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building DevOps solutions for embedded, robotic, or autonomous systems

  • Experience with the Government’s DI2E Developer Collaboration Tools

  • Knowledge of software quality assurance tools and techniques such as static code analysis and fuzz testing

  • Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS) and ROS Version 2 (ROS2) build systems (catkin, ament, colcon)

  • Experience integrating visual or physics-based software simulation systems, such as Gazebo, Unity3D, AirSim, or OpenAI Gym, with continuous integration and test frameworks

  • Knowledge of cyber security considerations relevant to DevOps

  • Experience building systems on commercial cloud providers with AWS GovCloud preferred

  • Familiarity with agile development practices

  • Proficiency with automation tools for provisioning and configuration, such as Ansible

  • Software skills (preferred): ROS, Github, CMake, gcc, Python, Ansible, Docker

Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm