The Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) team within Washington University Information Technology (WashU IT) is seeking an engineer for a DevOps role. We are responsible for the development, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of computing systems upon which scientific and medical research services are built. These services include high performance computing systems, research applications, and databases.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Our team is looking for DevOps engineer who:
Is familiar with Linux based computing environments.
Is curious, tenacious, and empathetic.
Has familiarity with IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud service models.
Able to master complex technologies.
Our computing environment strives to embrace modern principals and tooling including continuous integration and deployment, automation frameworks, configuration management, virtualization and container technologies. Our technical stack is diverse, offering exposure to a wide array of professional opportunities. It matters less what specific skills or technologies you already know, and more that you have proven the ability to learn on the job, master new skills, and work with the team. However, the list of technologies we embrace might serve to provide a window into our operating environment and what you might work with if you join our team.
Â The Atlassian suite of team collaboration tools: Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Bitbucket.
Â MacOS and GNU/Linux workstation environments.
Â Open source development tools and languages: Git, Bash, Perl, Python, Ruby, Go.
Â Configuration management and orchestration with Puppet and Ansible.
Â Scheduled jobs and workflows with Jenkins.
Â Centralized log management with ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana, Splunk.
Â Metrics and visualizations with Graphite and Grafana.
Â Monitoring and alert management with Prometheus and PagerDuty.
Â Public cloud services in Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine (GCE).
Upon this common infrastructure we build our computing services, based on:
High performance or high throughput computing with IBM Platform and Spectrum products.
Computing runtimes in Docker containers.
Container frameworks soon to include Kubernetes.
Virtualization environments including VMware and Openstack.
Relational database services based on PostgreSQL and MySQL.
Bachelors degree plus three years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in product development, software development, software engineering, or similar roles.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience in enterprise-scale environments.
Experience with systems analysis techniques and procedures and developing functional specifications.
Technology specifics as above [key technologies such as VMWare for virtualization, Exchange/SharePoint for Collaboration, SQL DB, Tiered enterprise storage systems].
High aptitude for learning new technologies.
Ability to effectively communicate technical issues.
Effective oral and written presentation skills.
Ability to adjust to changes in priorities.
Ability to work with minimal supervision with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.
Good organizational skills.
Must be flexible and willing to work extended hours as necessary and recognize the need to do so.
Ability to adjust scheduled time.
Must be able to exercise good judgment and demonstrate a proactive approach to problem solving.
Associates degree plus two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
$52,000.00 - $88,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.