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Systems Automation Engineering Consultant (Puppet)

Washington, D.C.
This position requires that you must hold a Top Secret Clearance.
This position requires the consultant to be at the customer site, located in downtown Washington, DC.


Roles and Responsibilities

As a Consulting Engineer, you would assist with the implementation and configuration of a Puppet Enterprise framework to automate system OS configurations, and deploy numerous applications on the Linux and Windows platforms.

  • Assist with the automation of OS configurations and numerous application deployments on the RHEL platform
  • Deploy the SIMP framework to support RHEL OS A&A and ATO
  • Assist with creating custom Puppet modules for internal and Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products.
  • Develop Puppet deployments for web-based application stacks on the Windows platform (IIS, ASP.net, Oracle, etc.)
  • Manage a Puppet control repository via GIT
  • Build a Continuous Integration pipeline to test Puppet code using readily-available products (Rspec, GitLab CI, Jenkins)
  • Provide training services related to Puppet. This includes general Puppet consulting services for Puppet Enterprise users, as well as classroom training at the Government facility.
  • Provide optimal performance through modifications and custom development to configure and manage components such as: Red Hat Satellite Server, IDM/Active Directory, and Puppet Enterprise

Required Skills/Abilities

  • One year of experience with Puppet Community or Enterprise editions
  • One year of systems administration experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
For more information about SIMP, please visit 
Onyx Point and Puppet Professional Services

Why Onyx Point:
Since our founding in 2009, Onyx Point has provided a supportive place to work for technology enthusiasts and Open Source evangelists. We have built a reputation for hiring talented and motivated individuals. We focus on continuing to grow the skills of our employees to ensure that our organization continually provides strong support to keep pace with the needs of our customer base.

Stuff We’re Good At:
Onyx Point’s areas of expertise include Automation, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Systems Integration, Cyber Security, and Dataflow. We advocate Open Source technologies to provide system automation, security solutions, and training for both commercial and federal clients. Onyx Point is known for our expertise with Apache NiFi ( https://nifi.apache.org/ ) and our lead role in the development of SIMP ( https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/SIMP ).  We are Puppet Technology Alliance partners and a GitLab authorized reseller.  

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