Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The DevOps Systems Administrator/Engineer collaborates with the application development and infrastructure teams to tackle the coding and scripting needed to connect all elements of an application and integrate the necessary components that are needed to run complex enterprise systems. They use agile methodologies with continuous integration pipelines and configuration management through infrastructure as code.
The DevOps Systems Administrator will facilitate and implement processes, tools and standards for the rapid deployment of software and efficient operation and maintenance of critical IT systems and services; automate and streamline operations and processes, build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations; troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments. The DevOps System Administrator has highly effective communication skills and is able to foster teamwork and collaboration across IT areas to achieve operational efficiencies.
Skill areas: Coding/scripting Design and Process re-engineering Communicating and collaborating Computer Operating Systems and utilities
Role specific competencies: * Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration and Bash scripting. * Experience and understanding of multiple coding and scripting languages including (Python, Perl and or Ruby). * Experience in implementing and managing DevOps tools such as: Git/Bitbucket Enterprise, Jira/Confluence, Ansible, Artifactory, ELK/Graylog (for internal Enterprise DevOps logs), Docker and other related tools. * Knowledge around the concepts for observability and methods/tools used for instrumentation * Understanding of SRE disciplines for curating and maintaining automation that promotes reliability, efficiency, and scalability * Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment. * Experience with hardware and software firewalls, IPS, WAF, and additional security layers (LDAP, SSO, 2Factor). * Knowledge of compliance (currently SAS 115), ITIL best practice standards and related audit and compliance principles. * Experience with full systems development life cycle. * Knowledge of source code management concepts. * Comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders. * Demonstrate flexibility within a variety of changing situations while working with various individuals and groups. * Capable of technical deep-dives into operating systems, application performance, databases, load balancers, networks, and storage systems. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Must be a strong team player with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively in a geographically disperse working environment.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
DevOps Systems Administrator - salary up to 101K: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field. Three years of related experience preferably with complex build and deployment systems or combination of education, training and experience. At least three years of significant coding and scripting experience. Exposure to Administrative experience with Cloud server environments.
Senior DevOps Systems Administrator - salary up to 115K: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field.Five years of related experience preferably with complex build and deployment systems or combination of education, training and experience. At least five years of significant coding and scripting experience. Exposure to Administrative experience with Cloud server environments such as AWS is highly preferred.
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Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.