DevOps Engineer
Job ID: R0033640 | Systems and Network Administration | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Research Computing Department is seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our team. This position will further our mission of empowering researchers through the use of cutting-edge computational resources. The position will translate between scientific research needs and computing solutions, as well as develop, implement and support a variety of computational solutions.

We are looking for an individual who has a strong grasp of modern application design and delivery. Candidates should have a passion for providing high-quality services, enjoy supporting academic research, have broad knowledge of computer science and IT trends in effectively applying that knowledge to UVA's research computing environments, be a quick learner, enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously, have strong communication skills and be a team player.

Duties Include:
  • Supporting complex computational deployments requiring a broad knowledge of systems, services, integrations and data-processing requirements. These will serve specific research cases, as well as the general service offerings, of Research Computing.
  • In collaboration with management, determining the overall technical approach to assigned projects and designing resilient solutions and low-touch operations.
  • Devising procedures to solve complex problems given computational capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results.
  • Conducting solution design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.
  • Analyzing the performance and metrics of programs in quality assurance reviews and taking action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with users.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience: At least five years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience building containerized applications.
  • Experience deploying microservices using Docker, Nomad, DCOS or Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and executing technical projects.
  • Demonstrated fluency creating and consuming restful APIs.
  • Experience supporting and working with both relational and NoSQL databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB or DynamoDB.
  • Systems administration of Linux platforms.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing applications using Python.
  • A working knowledge working with public cloud services (AWS, GCP, etc.).
  • Experience handling highly sensitive data and managing systems that support such data.
  • Experience implementing zero trust or multi-tiered security models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of automation and CI/CD approaches, such as infrastructure-as-code, GitOps, stateless design, loose coupling and event-driven computing.
  • Hands-on experience with AuthN/AuthZ mechanisms.
  • Experience with the scientific academic research process.

Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.



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