Jr. Software Engineer (Orlando, FL)

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Job Summary: This opportunity is part of a software development project creating the next generation of Hybrid OnPrem/Cloud resource abstraction and management layer for Cyber Ranges. Cole Engineering is the Lead Systems Integrator for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment, the largest Cyber Range platform in the world. We have a need to scale the platform as our user base and the threats in this space increase. We are looking for a Jr. to Mid Software Engineer to implement the platforms interfaces, APIs and resource management business logic. This position requires hands on implementation of the solutions. This team will be working with the Range Engine and UI teams to deliver a complete solution to the customer.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Follow the architecture in developing an API middleware that abstracts the underlying resources from the applications running on the platform.
  • Implement business logic that allows for complex cost/benefit analysis to provide best value to our customers.
  • Must be able to author and maintain scripts in a variety of languages. Work products must be configuration managed.
  • Assures system stability, accessibility, and proper configuration of assigned technical systems and components.
  • Provide a complete set of documentation on how another team may utilize the API and middleware to achieve platform integration.


Required Skills:
  • 1-3+ years of experience with Gitlab CI, ArgoCD, Kuberentes.
  • 1-3+ years experience programming with at least one of the following languages: Java, C++, C#, Python.
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or a closely related computer technical field.
  • Experience with working on large scalable, reliable critical production systems.
  • Experience implementing DevSecOps, DevOps, or IT or Security automation supporting multiple teams.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement cloud vendor best practices.
    1. Our environments are primarily built with VMware, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Linux, and AWS.
  • Experience with private and hybrid cloud design/operation/monitoring/deployment:
    1. VMware vCenter and ESXi, generally maintained at the most current version.
    2. Knowledge of or ability to learn Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) On Prem, Kubernetes, and Docker.
    3. Knowledge of or ability to learn VMware Orchestrator to automate deployment and destruction of virtual machine, network, and other virtualized assets in VMware environments.
    4. Knowledge of or ability to learn Amazon Web Services.
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
    1. Professionally convey system-wide performance information routinely via tools such as PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Jira, Confluence, etc.
    2. Interact with developers to understand software changes that will impact development and testing activities, examine any relevant change implementation, then report the changes to developers and testers welcoming feedback for future improvements.


Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with cloud vendors' products, tools, and APIs such as: VMware, CentOS/RedHat, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Azure, and others.
  • Ability to design and implement self-service portals for conducting DevSecOps or IT related activities.
  • Linux OS containerizing experience for deploying, monitoring, and managing containers in a VMware environment.
  • Prior or current experience with Agile development processes.


Required Education/Experience:
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline such as computer science or similar from an accredited college or university.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The above is intended to describe the general contents of and requirements for the performance of this job.

COVID-19 vaccinations or booster requirements and testing are subject to the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements; testing is at the cost of the employee.

Cole Engineering Services, Inc. has been, and is fully committed to equal employment opportunity. Equal Employment Opportunity will remain a fundamental principle, where we seek to recruit the very best candidates. CESI actively seeks to recruit and does not discriminate in employment without regard to gender, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, and/or protected veteran status.
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Cole Engineering Services operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Orlando, FL and Orlando, FL. Cole Engineering Services was founded in 2004. It has 1001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits. To see all 17 open jobs at Cole Engineering Services, click here.
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