DevOps Engineer

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Job posting number: #7105730

Posted: July 18, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title

DevOps Engineer
Job Profile Title

Application Developer C
Job Description Summary

The DevOps engineer has responsibility for the planning, development, and support of a layer of infrastructure that allows the library to package, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications that are developed from scratch at the library or that are our local customizations of open-source software like Samvera and Blacklight. This work requires close collaboration with developers, digital projects staff, and sysadmins, because the DevOps Engineer will create systems and processes to deliver software prepared by developers to hardware managed by sysadmins, entailing responsibility for a distinct, emerging layer of technical infrastructure.
Job Description

Duties:

The DevOps Engineer will:

Collaborate with developers, the core services team, and an incumbent peer DevOps Engineer to organize and promote high-quality releases of library applications to production.
Research, plan, introduce, and maintain processes for continuous integration, automated builds, more frequent deployments, application monitoring, and other practices that will improve quality and efficiency.
Plan and implement robust production environments and contribute to high uptime/availability of library applications.
Serve as administrator and point of contact for cloud services on behalf of developers, digital projects staff, sysadmins, and stakeholders (currently primarily AWS S3 and Glacier storage, Digital Ocean).
Participate in best practices such as integration testing, tracking QA process, and coordinating UA testing.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and deploying Docker images is essential. Experience with Linux systems and a programming language like Python or Ruby is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Git, Ansible, and open source CI tools is preferred. Experience in a library or higher education environment preferred.

Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.





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