Ad Hoc is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer DevOps, (remote)

San Francisco, United States

This is a remote position.

Ad Hoc is a digital services company that helps the federal government better serve people. Our team of experts from across commercial industry and government brings the modern skills necessary to help agencies transform public services into digital services. Our work enables agencies to meet the needs of their users while closing the gap between consumer expectations and government.

The Veterans Affairs business unit helps transform the VA into a modern digital services organization where Veteran outcomes are at the center of every effort. We partner with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer - Digital Experience, the Office of Information Technology, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Veterans Benefits Administration to design and deliver seamless user experiences for Veterans, their Families and Caregivers, and VA employees.  By applying better practices in service design, product management, and technology, we enable VA to increase the usage, throughput, quality, and reliability of services and decrease the time Veterans spend waiting for outcomes.

Work on things that matter

Ad Hoc is a digital services company that helps the federal government better serve people. Our teams use modern, agile methods to design and engineer government systems that connect Veterans with services, bring affordable health care to millions of people, and support important programs like Head Start. And as we work to make critical government services intuitive, accessible, and human-centered, we’re also changing how the government thinks about and uses technology. If you thrive on change, want to help close the gap between consumer expectations and government services, and can see the possibilities in ambiguity, then we want you here with us. 

Some Basic Requirements

  • Years of Experience:  8 years
  • Degree Requirement: Bachelor's Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required
  • Acceptable Substitution for Degree:  Additional 8 years of relevant experience
  • Our Federal contracts require that you be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for employment.
  • All work must be conducted within the U.S.
  • Our technical screening involves completing a homework assignment that is then graded blindly to remove bias. We do not do tricky, unreliable whiteboarding tests.

You can read more about our homework here.

What You'll Do

  • Shipping software that impacts the lives of millions of people and Veterans
  • Building libraries, modules, and packages for other infrastructure engineers to integrate with their projects
  • Collaborating across teams to consolidate and simplify DevOps tools and services,
  • Maintaining Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) processes to support infrastructure for API Development teams on
  • Working closely with our government partners and app teams to ensure that we are shipping software that meets security, SLA, and performance requirements
  • Solving problems in ways that drive towards simplicity of architecture and operations

What You'll Bring

  • Experience with shell scripting such as Bash
  • Experience setting up CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins and GitHub actions
  • Experience in software design and development, architecture, operations
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation
  • Experience building optimized containers with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, in particular EKS and ECS, CloudWatch, IAM, EC2, and S3
  • Knowledge of modern programming language best practices
  • Experience collaborating with other teams, adopting their goals as your own
  • Familiarity with static analysis tools and other CI tools used for security and compliance
  • Solid spelling, grammar, and communication skills

More than that, our ideal candidate wants to contribute to work that is bigger than themselves and wants to make a difference collaborating with their team. They care deeply about building better products, better relationships, and better trust in each interaction people have with their government. They believe in intuitive, easy-to-use government services. They collaborate well with designers, stakeholders, and other teams. They mentor and guide more junior engineers. They’re human-centered.

And if you don’t check every box on the list? That doesn’t mean you can’t help us in our mission to deliver critical government services. Talk to us!


  • Company-subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with match
  • Self-managed PTO
  • Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance Stipend

Ad Hoc LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

In support of the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, and others like it across the country, Ad Hoc job descriptions feature the starting range we reasonably expect to pay to candidates who would join our team with little to no need for training on the responsibilities we've outlined above. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and responsibility. The range of starting pay for this role is $113,900 - $149,040 and information on benefits offered is here. Our recruiters will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. 

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