Are you a DevOps engineer looking for the opportunity to make a difference in a dynamic, mission-driven environment? Are you a developer or systems administrator looking to jump into a DevOps role? The Systems group in the Cornell University Library is looking for a DevOps engineer to support our move to cloud technologies and DevOps approaches, with a particular focus on supporting arXiv.org in its move to next-generation technologies.
At Cornell, Library IT has a broad portfolio of projects, from supporting mission-critical library applications, to supporting outreach projects like teeal.org, to supporting research and scholarship through projects like arXiv.org. As part of the OLE partnership, we are collaboratively developing FOLIO, a next-generation open source Library Services Platform. The Systems group develops, maintains, and supports the technical underpinnings for all that, and works with developers, librarians, and support staff to keep it all humming.
We've made great strides over the past few years in adopting configuration management, continuous integration, and cloud technologies. We're looking to continue this momentum into another round of standardization and process improvement that will make our development process more agile and our services more reliable.
Are you the person to get us there? If so, you can use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools, and research and learn new tools rapidly. You can work collaboratively with developers and managers to understand their project, the underlying technologies, and the business needs. Then, you can design infrastructure and recommend technologies to support those projects: today you might be deploying a Solr cluster, and tomorrow tuning a Rails app. The day after that you find yourself migrating a MySQL database to RDS. If that's your idea of fun (or at least engaging work), we may have found a match.
We are looking for someone who has:
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
3-5 years of relevant experience (systems administration, development, and/or DevOps)
Experience with open source technologies and tools
Exposure to AWS or similar cloud infrastructure environments
Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
Experience with systems and IT operations
The ability to code or script
The ability to learn new tools quickly
A strong focus on customer service and business outcomes
We would like to see:
Skills with puppet or other configuration management tools
Experience with AWS
Experience managing the things commonly found in our application stacks: Apache, Tomcat, Java apps like Solr and Fedora, Rails, MySQL and Postgres
Experience managing the tools our developers use: GitHub, JIRA, Jenkins
Proficiency in Python and/or Ruby
Expertise in the tools we're not using yet, but probably should be using soon (like Docker and Kubernetes)
You will occasionally need to work extended hours, or outside conventional work hours, and you will share in our on-call rotation for handling operational issues.
If you think you're the person to lead us forward, submit a cover letter that highlights why, along with your resume.
This a benefits-eligible, two-year term appointment.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Systems Engineer III
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