Axle Informatics

DevOps Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 3 days ago(5/4/2021 12:56 AM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics and program management, we focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH).


  • Planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of networks, virtual machines, container solutions, storage, open source applications, and variety of databases in both cloud and on on-premise hosting environments
  • Perform computing environment buildouts, process automation, site setup, user training, hardware/software installation, maintenance and support, and documentation of operating procedures and processes
  • Monitor, track, report, and proactively address issues taking a holistic view of system health and supportability requirements, including documentation, monitoring, logging, high availability configuration, capacity and disaster recovery plans.
  • Configure and utilize a variety of network management, log analysis, monitoring and alert management tools
  • Providing advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a large and complex Unix/Linux, windows workloads and applications hosted on a high-performance computing environment on both in cloud and on-premise.
  • Work closely with development, quality assurance, business analysts and architects to improve systems and refine processes for efficiency.
  • Provide superior customer service, including response to escalations, testing, support, server recovery, and troubleshooting functions
  • Stay in tune with new technologies in your areas but not limited to cloud computing & deployment, site reliability engineering, network design/architecture, infrastructure automation, security best practices, data engineering etc.


  • Must have 5+ years of hands-on Unix/Linux experience that includes specific technical experience with Ubuntu, CentOS / Red Hat systems administration support for large scale distributed environments
  • Must have 2+ years of Cloud experience in both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Must have strong understanding of data and networking design, implementation, troubleshooting skills
  • Must have 2 years of experience working as part of the DevSecOps or systems reliability engineering functions
  • Must have 2+ years with CI/CD, scripting, automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, GitHub
  • Must be willing to learn new technologies, adopt and adapt to emerging technologies or needs from a project to a project
  • Fundamental knowledge of data engineering technology stack or platforms including but not limited to Apache Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Distributed Computing or similar big data applications/platforms is desired but not mandatory
  • Fundamental knowledge of SQL and/or NoSQL databases, object storage, web servers, open source programming stack for Node.JS, R, Python, Java is desired but not mandatory
  • Cloud certifications is preferred but optional
  • CCNA or CCNP or similar certifications is preferred but optional
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or closely related field.
  • Sound judgment, positive attitude, and creative outlook required.
  • NIH experience preferred.


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 10 Paid Federal holidays
  • Various wellness programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program (ERBP)
  • Vision coverage through Cigna national network
  • Dental coverage through Cigna national network
  • 401(K) with significant company match & no vesting period
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage (paid by company)
  • Competitive salaries with opportunity for performance bonuses
  • Discount plan for pet care, legal services, & identify theft protection
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage (paid by company; option to purchase additional coverage)
  • Medical coverage through UHC national network (option to choose between 3 available plans)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Healthcare (FSA)
    • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)
    • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)
    • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)

The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.


Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact: 

                                              Email: careers


Disclaimer: The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual’s assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed.


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