Senior Software Engineer - IaaS (Cluster Management) (REMOTE) - MD Chevy Chase (Office) - JPS

Senior Software Engineer – IaaS (Cluster Management) (REMOTE)


Position Summary 

GEICO is seeking an experienced senior Engineer with a passion for building high performance, low maintenance, zero-downtime platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we transition from a traditional IT model to a tech organization with engineering excellence as its mission, while co-creating the culture of psychological safety and continuous improvement. 


Position Description

Our Senior Engineer works with our Distinguished Engineer and Principal Engineers to innovate and build new systems, improve, and enhance existing systems as well as identify new opportunities to apply your knowledge to solve critical problems. You will lead the strategy and execution of a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering products and unlock new engineering capabilities. The Cluster Management team is dedicated to realizing a secure, reliable, scalable, and highly efficient next-generation container cluster management and orchestration platform on Kubernetes. We seek an ideal candidate with strong technical expertise in software engineering, containers, and upstream Kubernetes, along with proficiency in the OpenStack IaaS platform.


Position Responsibilities

As a Senior Engineer, you will:

  • Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems

  • Execute a strategic software development plan for IaaS, encompassing containers, cluster management, Kubernetes, and OpenStack. Prioritize security, optimization for performance and efficiency across the entire development lifecycle.

  • Own accountability for the quality, usability, and performance of the solutions

  • Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams

  • Fulfill on-call responsibilities and offer operational support.



  • Strong software engineering and system architecture background.

  • Experience with REST APIs, Microservices, and containers.

  • Proficient in Kubernetes (K8s) with hands-on experience in cluster provisioning and management.

  • Practical knowledge and experience in Linux operating systems, internals, and command-line utilities.

  • Comprehensive understanding of containerization technologies like Docker, Podman, and Rancher.

  • Familiarity with technologies such as ArgoCD, KubeVirt, and Cluster API (CAPI).

  • Expertise in automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Terraform) for streamlined infrastructure provisioning.

  • Proficient in Python, Go, or Shell scripting.

  • Solid foundations in software engineering, experience in system design, implementation best practices, and testing methodologies.

  • Knowledgeable in security best practices for secure configurations and data protection.

  • Proven in optimizing CI/CD for efficient Kubernetes deployment and configuration using GitOps and ArgoCD.

  • Familiarity with security protocols and products, including Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, and OAuth.

  • In-depth knowledge of computer science data structures and algorithms, coupled with strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Familiarity with OpenStack IaaS for Kubernetes cluster provisioning is highly desired.



  • 4+ years of PaaS and IaaS software development experience.

  • 3+ years specializing in system design and implementation.

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud services.

  • 2+ years working with open-source frameworks.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience.




Annual Salary

$82,000.00 - $185,000.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.


At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.



As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.


Job Profile


401(k) Plan Paid training Paid Training and Licensures Tuition reimbursement


Ansible APIs Architecture ArgoCD Automation AWS Azure Best Practices Business CI/CD Cloud Cluster API Compliance Deployment Design Docker Engineering GCP Go Implementation Information systems IT Kubernetes KubeVirt Maintenance Management Microservices OAUTH Orchestration Organization Policy Problem-solving Python REST REST APIs Scripting Security Shell scripting Software Development Strategy Teams Technical Terraform Testing Training

  • Best Practices
  • Collaborate with product managers and teams
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Development
  • Execute software development plan for IaaS
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Improve processes
  • Offer operational support
  • Prioritize security and optimization
  • Share best practices
  • Share best practices and improve processes
  • Testing
  • Training

4+ years


Architecture Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Business Computer Science Education Engineering Environment Equivalent Information Systems IT Management Policy Science Software Engineering