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. You will have an early- stage role, influencing the company’s technology direction.


  • Manage and implement existing development pipelines through GitLab
  • Recommend and implement strategies for operational improvement
  • Utilize Ansible to manage device and system configurations
  • Approve code merges and recommend / implement merging and branching strategies
  • Manage and optimize core infrastructure within AWS
  • 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
  • 4+ years of demonstrable experience utilizing the following: 
    • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD). gulp, Gitlab, or equivalent
    • Linux (Ubuntu/Debian), including ssh, rsync, syslog, systemd (or equivalent)
    • Shell scripting (bash/sh, sed, awk)
    • Ansible (or equivalent configuration management such as Chef is a plus)
  • A strong plus will include: 
    • Networking / troubleshooting connectivity over WiFi, ethernet, and / or bluetooth 
    • Administering / managing Relational Database Management Systems
    • Amazon Web Services deployment and administration (or equivalent) 
    • Knowledge of Debian Package Creation (or equivalent)
    • Coding or Scripting background in Python -- C/C++, or Node.JS 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills (required) 
  • Willingness to have fun in the process (required) 


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Sestra’s smart dispensing solutions are installed as mission-critical applications within iconic sports venues, cultural centers, hotels and restaurants across the country. The Washington Nationals, Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, Lincoln Center, Greenbrier Resort and Longwood Gardens are just a few of our local clients.