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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. DevOps Engineering Lead in Chicago, Illinois

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.

Job Location(s): Within the current landscape, this role will be supported remotely from anywhere within the continental United States.

Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We’re currently hiring for a DevOps Engineering Lead.

In this role, you will: 

  • Play a leading role in the cloud migration of multiple clients at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Education, and more

  • Treat security as a first-class citizen, designing for it initially and then considering it in every decision thereafter

  • Work directly with client stakeholders and engineers to define a target architecture, path to production, and a migration plan

  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to clients as well as product and engineering teams

  • Mentor young DevOps engineers throughout the execution of the plan

  • Lead the effort to build a strong DevOps practice within ICF Next to include the establishment of baseline standards, tools, processes, and expertise

  • Define, develop, teach, and oversee the practice of building a path to production that is simple, automated, well tested, stable, and maintainable

Requirements –

  • Extensive experience deploying to and operating highly trafficked, high visibility projects in cloud computing environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure

  • Demonstrated ability to architect complex systems from scratch

  • Comfortable managing system interactions and integrations

  • Familiarity with networking protocols, tools, and troubleshooting

  • Proven ability to problem-solve even in unfamiliar circumstances

  • Commitment to automation and uptime

  • 8+ years of development experience

  • 3+ years automating CI/CD pipelines

  • 3+ years deploying via one or more infrastructure management patterns, e.g., immutable infrastructure, canary deployments, blue/green deployments, etc.

  • 2+ years writing infrastructure as code, ideally Terraform

  • 1+ years deploying Docker images to containerization platforms like Fargate, Kubernetes, etc.

  • Ability to establish and cultivate relationships across teams

  • Ability to communicate effectively and be a force multiplier by teaching what you know

  • Ability to self-manage and communicate work priorities; much of DevOps work involves collaborating on problems we didn’t know about as recently as yesterday


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at