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!
Identity and Access Management (IAM) protects and enables the mission of Harvard University by providing electronic access to thousands of applications, desktops, and systems for the approximately 250,000 active students, faculty, staff, and alumni. IAM as a program maintains the most foundational applications in the University IT portfolio and has championed the migration to cloud-based services, developed advanced Agile practices, and served as a benchmark for other IAM programs across the world.
IAM seeks an innovative DevOps Engineer to join our passionate, highly skilled, collaborative team to support and expand the infrastructure necessary to deliver enterprise-wide Identity/Access/Directory/Authentication Services. He or she will help to enhance reliability of the portfolio by working directly with customers and business owners on integration requirements for applications as well as the provisioning, de-provisioning, and lifecycle of user accounts.
In this role, the engineer will work as part of an Agile team on many critical activities including, but not limited to: automating and accelerating the testing, release, and deployment of applications into our runtime environment; establishing and employing Continuous Integration practices and tools in a distributed software development environment; and responding to and proactively addressing operational concerns.
This individual will spend up to 50% of their time doing "ops" related work such as issues, on-call, and manual intervention. The software IAM develops is expected to be highly automatic and self-healing, therefore the engineer should spend the other 50% of their time on development tasks such as new features, scaling or automation. The ideal candidate is a programmer who also has operational, systems or networking knowledge, and likes to whittle down complex tasks.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The DevOps Engineer works with application developers to automate and accelerate the testing, release and deployment of applications into a runtime environment quickly and reliably.
Tactical system and solution design using continuous integration practices
Collaborate with project teams to support infrastructure scalability and performance
Research and develop future roadmaps, strategies and technical visions that can become patterns for the rest of Harvard
Audit and monitor the operational systems states for performance, availability, and compliance including on-call support.
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 assure Harvard's leadership in IT: We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or closely related subject or 5 or more years' experience in designing large and complex IT operations in large organizations
A background in development, operations, and full-stack implementations, preferably for Java applications
Experience programming to script installation, configuration and provisioning, providing continuous delivery solutions in a cloud environment and working experience developing, deploying and supporting enterprise level applications in AWS Cloud environment
Experience with standard software development/deployment methodologies, knowledge of Agile methodology highly desirable
Experience optimizing applications, both stand-alone and in distributed systems to maximize performance
Experience with IAM technologies such as SailPoint, IdentityIQ, LDAP, AD preferred
Adept at evaluating problems accurately, with sound judgment, and clearly articulating design and implementation choices
Ability to operate as part of a team organizing, planning and executing projects from vision through implementation collaboratively and where necessary, reaching across functional borders
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.
Internal Number: 44792BR
About Harvard University
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. The 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.