DevOps Engineer - Remote Opportunity

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 23, 2021
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DevOps Engineer - Remote Opportunity

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Devops Engineer. The Devops Engineer directly contributes to building and maintaining reliable and scalable systems supporting Research Enterprise Services at Northeastern University. These include CI/CD tooling, and automating cloud-based highly available, high performing applications deployment platforms. This customer service oriented individual meets with developers, testers, and users to help define requirements to address Devops requirements on projects. This individual will be responsible to developing automated pipelines to support efficiency of development and deployment activities. This individual will also be responsible for developing and maintaining automated testing frameworks that support regression testing of application components. To ensure that essential services are provided to the university community, the employee will be required to work outside their regular working hours as needed.

Infrastructure planning, testing and Development. Work with technical and functional groups to provide analysis, design and development of Infrastructure as Code in support of existing and new project requirements. Document technical and design specifications. Utilize skills in Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, Ansible-. Develop and maintain environment documentation and support procedures. Stay current with industry trends and source new ways for our business to improve.

Designing, developing, testing and deploying DevOps and DevSecOps tools, services, and solutions as required. Managing code deployments, fixes, updates and related processes. Support, drive and operate automation in product build and deployment. Developing Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to support automated testing, building and deployment of applications. Utilize skills in automation tools such as Jenkins, NPM or CircleCI. Develop pipeline steps to integrate unit testing, functional testing, static code testing, container image scanning, and security testing.

Managing Container environments such as Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS) and AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). Automate and streamline our existing engineering operations, troubleshoot and resolve issues in dev, test, and production environments. Design, develop, and maintain,automated test frameworks, as well as production monitoring and alerting infrastructure as needed.

A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years' experience as a Devops engineer in one or more of the following: Experience with Application and infrastructure planning, testing and development utilizing Infrastructure as Code tools such as Ansible, Azure Resource Manager or Terraform. Experience with container management platforms such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Openshift. Experience with developing CI/CD pipelines to support automated testing and builds with tools such as Jenkins, CircleCI or Gitlab. Experience with deployment, monitoring, and maintaining event driven streaming platforms such as Kafka, Kinesis, RabbitMQ is highly desirable. Experience with Integration Development using restful API's, API Gateways are highly desired. Experience with automated testing tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, JMeter is highly desirable. Experience with Azure Devops is desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with functional and technical teams. A strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working with continuous deployment in micro-services architectures. Experience with APM tools such as Dynatrace, New Relic, and others. Experience with Prometheus based monitoring and alerting. Experience with React, .NET and MS SQL is required.

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Additional Information:
A criminal background check is required for this position.

This is a remote role.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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