Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Are you a systems administrator with a background in Linux looking for an opportunity to learn and grow quickly? Are you passionate about solving challenging problems? The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is looking for an IT Systems Administrator to help define and build the next generation of the SEI's application infrastructure. You will primarily be responsible for the web content management and DevOps application infrastructures, and you will work with the application development and content teams to transition our existing web CMS to our new, unified technology stack.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Key responsibilities for this position include:
Participate in entire IT lifecycle for technology solutions--including planning, procuring, deploying, managing, and decommissioning
Work with teams across the SEI to ensure that we are providing appropriate solutions to meet their business needs
Deploy solutions in a secure and highly available manner--whether in the cloud or on-premises
Evolve the application infrastructure to keep it both current and relevant to the needs of the SEI
Ensure that applications are performant and responsive
Work with infrastructure, systems, and network engineers and development teams to automate delivery of solutions
Develop and document best practices and processes related to technology solutions
Mentor other team members
WHO WE ARE:
You will work with the Application Infrastructure Management (AIM) team at the SEI--a federally funded research and development center on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. AIM provides the technology solutions for collaboration, customer relationship management, DevOps, enterprise search, and web content management. We work with teams across IT and the entire SEI to deliver current, reliable, and secure technology solutions for the enterprise. The AIM team is part of Information Technology in the Office of the CIO.
WHO YOU ARE:
You have at least three years of experience in systems administration as well as installation, configuration, and administration of enterprise class infrastructure.
You are well-versed in Linux/Unix system management and operations.
You have a working knowledge of cloud-based and virtual infrastructures, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and VMware.
You have experience implementing services using single sign on.
You have a working knowledge of scripting languages, such as Bash or Python.
You excel at identifying and driving technical solutions to business problems.
You are comfortable with modern tools for development, DevOps, and collaboration (i.e., source control, issue tracking, build and deploy agents). Experience with our preferred Atlassian stack is a bonus: Bitbucket (GitHub), Jira, and Bamboo.
You are comfortable with or interested in developing skills for application deployment and maintenance. This will involve collaborating with operations teams to build infrastructure for on-premises deployment, understanding and asserting networking and infrastructure requirements to run the application, and complying with networking and security practices.
You are enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge and expertise with other developers and engineers.
You can communicate effectively with stakeholders of varied backgrounds (e.g., technical, non-technical) and relationships to the project (e.g., on the project team or not).
You are a self-starter who can work under minimum supervision and enjoys researching and learning new concepts and technologies to solve problems and challenges.
You have a keen eye for detail, you can balance multiple tasks and meet inflexible deadlines, and you have a passion for the work and ability to project the same influence to others.
You can collaborate with other employees in completion of specific tasks and you enjoy coaching or mentoring junior developers and temporary staff or contractors.
You might also have:
Experience with development using our chosen technologies of Python, Django, or Wagtail
Experience with full-stack application development
Experience building test suites for development projects, especially web applications
Familiarity with containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
Experience with infrastructure as code and continuous configuration automation tools, such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or Terraform
Experience using Atlassian tools, such as Confluence and Jira
Familiarity with DevOps concepts and tools, such as Bamboo, BitBucket, and Puppet
Familiarity with Windows server management and operations
Other: You will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Our benefits philosophy encompasses three driving priorities: choice, control and well-being. Through Carnegie Mellon University, SEI offers a wide range of competitive employee benefits to help you live well, including comprehensive health insurance, tuition benefits, and a generous PTO and retirement savings policy to name a few.
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WHY WORK HERE:
Work with cutting edge technologies and experts to solve tough problems for the government and the nation.
Get 8% monthly contribution for your retirement, without having to make a contribution yourself.
Get tuition benefits to CMU for you and your dependent children.
Enjoy a healthy work/life balance with a flexible work arrangement.
Get access to university resources including campus fitness facilities, mindfulness programs, child care, free transportation on the Port Authority Transit System, etc.
Enjoy annual professional development opportunities to attend conferences and training or obtain a certification.
Get relocation assistance.
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university's current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.
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