DevOps Engineer

Full Time

Job Description

The University of Virginia Research Computing Department is seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our team. This position will further our mission of empowering researchers through the use of cutting-edge computational resources. The position will translate between scientific research needs and computing solutions, and will develop, implement, and support a variety of computational solutions.

We are looking for an individual who has a strong grasp of modern application design and delivery. Candidates should have a passion for providing high-quality services and enjoy supporting academic research, have broad knowledge of computer science and IT trends in effectively applying that knowledge to UVA's research computing environments, be a quick learner, enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously, have strong communication skills, and be a team player.

Duties Include:
  • Support complex computational deployments requiring a broad knowledge of systems, services, integrations, and data processing requirements. These will serve specific research cases as well as the general service offerings of Research Computing.
  • In collaboration with management, determine the overall technical approach to assigned projects and design resilient solutions and low-touch operations.
  • Devise procedures to solve complex problems given computational capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
  • Conduct solution design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation.
  • Analyze the performance and metrics of programs in quality assurance reviews and take action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with users.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

Education- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline

Experience- At least five years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building containerized applications.
  • Experience deploying microservices using Docker, Nomad, DCOS, or Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and executing technical projects.
  • Demonstrated fluency creating and consuming restful APIs.
  • Experience supporting and working with both relational and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, or DynamoDB.
  • Systems administration of Linux platforms.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing applications using Python.
  • A working knowledge working with public cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc.).
  • Experience handling highly sensitive data and managing systems that support such data.
  • Experience implementing zero trust or multi-tiered security models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of automation and CI/CD approaches such as infrastructure-as-code, GitOps, stateless design, loose coupling, and event-driven computing.
  • Hands on experience with AuthN/AuthZ mechanisms.
  • Experience with the scientific academic research process.


Application Instructions

Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:
  • A CV/resume
  • A cover letter

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about and assistance with the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.



The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Dice Id : 10300158
Position Id : R0033640
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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