This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded until August 30, 2019. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Cloud Migration Manager, the DevOps Engineer's primary focus is to work with application architects, developers, and quality assurance to automate and accelerate the testing, release and deployment of applications into the cloud. He/she will work to assist HUIT in meeting it's program objectives to accelerate the migration of applications from on premise data centers to the cloud. Provides migration support and continuous delivery solutions in a cloud environment. The DevOps Engineer will have experience with the core suite of tools used to manage different cloud providers.
As a member of an Application Portfolio Team, a cross functional team that supports migrations and operations, the Devops Engineer will employ Continuous Integration practices using CI tools and automated infrastructure and application deployment patterns using bash and AWS CloudFormation scripts. He/she will have additional experience in configuration management tools such as Ansible (or similar) to provide an end to end application migration to the cloud.
An important part of the job will be working hand in hand with the development teams to enhance the applications and infrastructure in creative and sustainable ways, taking advantage of the new ecosystems in a manner that will be both innovative and reusable. Due to the fact that the DevOps Engineer will play a significant role in this organizational wide transformation, cross training, documentation, and mentoring team members is vital part of the role.
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To make it easier for students, faculty and staff to learn, research, teach, and work through the effective deployment and use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent, related experience
5 + years of experience spanning at least three IT disciplines, including technical architecture, application development, operations (monitoring, configuration and management), system administration, database administration
The following qualifications are preferred but not required
Background in development, operations, and full-stack implementations.
Experience programming in a high-level language or other language to script installation, configuration and provisioning.
Working knowledge of enterprise data center technologies including storage platforms, network switching, and security infrastructure within a virtualized data center
Three or more years experience in the design and implementation of AWS infrastructure tools (EBS, S3, EC2, RDB, Elastic IP, Route 53, Security Groups, VPC peering) and experience with cloud infrastructure management and automation technologies (Cloud Formation, CLI)
Expert or advanced knowledge of Unix or Windows operating systems
Use of, and integration with operational tools like SPLUNK and Jenkins
Scripting (bash, shell, perl, python, ruby) skills for monitoring and automation
Experience with Git and Subversion source control, including the ability to configure and administer these products
Ability and willingness to reverse engineer dependencies and interactions in complex vendor-supplied applications
Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
Experience in disaster recovery, project management experience and knowledge of ITIL and Agile principles preferred
Experience working in a research or academic environment, preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.