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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The consortium maintains the world's largest archive of social science data with 10,000+ studies relating to education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and more. A global leader i
We are embarking on a 5 year project to build a next-generation platform for delivering digital social science artifacts to a global research community on a cloud-native platform, and we need a Senior Platform Engineer to join our team. We focus on delivering value quickly in an Agile environment that fosters creativity, exploration, and learning. As a member of our team, you will help implement a microservices-based architecture using technologies such as Spring Boot, Docker, Kubernetes (OpenShift), relational & non-relational databases, and AWS services. You will work with a small, diverse team committed to delivering high-quality products and user experiences through modern development practices. If you love creating secure code within a test-driven development framework, and can coach others in best practices, we want to talk to you!
You will report to a Computing & Networking Services development manager.
Develop secure code in an Agile environment and write automated test cases for the code you write
Work with DevOps in platform tool evaluation, implementation, and GitOps-based deployments
Analyze requirements, design software modules, and document design specifications
Provide technical consulting, assist the technical lead in making architectural decisions, perform code reviews, coach junior team members
Work with the team in an Agile environment by participating in daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and estimation meetings
Other tasks as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or a combination of education and equivalent experience
5 or more years of experience implementing internal platform tools in Java or Python for tasks such as CI/CD automation, logging, monitoring, dashboards, resource provisioning, configuration management, infrastructure-as-code etc.
3 or more years of experience with containerization using Docker and Kubernetes
3 or more years of experience with AWS, or similar cloud services
2 or more years experience with test automation using tools such as JUnit, Mockito, Postman, k6, etc
Experience with secure programming in Java in Spring Boot
Experience with OpenShift
Experience with test-driven development
You may be asked to provide samples of your programming work. An assessment to evaluate candidate skill level may be administered as part of the interview process.
We have a separate devops team with an on-call rotation that handles most real time issues. However, this job may require occasional work outside normal working hours to analyze and correct critical problems that arise in ICPSR's 24/7 operational environment.
This may be filled at the senior level salary range of $95,000-115,000. Candidates with lesser experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the primary goal is not met. Lesser-experienced candidates will be reviewed at the intermediate level salary range of $80,000-95,000.
The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan wants to employ a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
We have returned to in-person work at our offices in Ann Arbor, MI, but we support hybrid work schedules.
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and any eligible family members, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting upon meeting eligibility requirements.
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Vision, Dental, and Life insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Institute for Social Research job openings are posted for a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.