Systems Development Engineer

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) is part of the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. We provide advanced network, communications, public safety, and data center services. We design, deploy and operate enterprise scale, high-performance computing and communications networks. NI&S is a dynamic and
exciting organization with a commitment to continuous improvement and is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill this role.

As a member of our Systems team, you will contribute to the design, implementation, and operation of Virginia Tech’s cloud and on-premises infrastructure. In this role you will leverage DevOps tools and processes to develop code based solutions to solve provisioning and infrastructure challenges. We provide the infrastructure and platforms to enable numerous services and teams across the university. Come build with us!

Members of our team will have an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment where all members of the team are expected to:
● Work as part of an Agile development team to estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and deploy changes that meet requirements for functionality, performance, reliability, and adherence to best practices and principles.
● Leverage public cloud services and on-premises infrastructure to support the software development process
● Solve complex technical challenges
● Create and maintain up-to-date documentation of services and provide on-call support as required
● Be self-motivators with the capacity to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment

Required Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or a related field or equivalent work experience in a related field
● Hands-on experience with Python, Ansible, or Terraform
● Hands-on experience building and managing CI/CD workflows and tools
● Experience deploying production environments in the cloud

Preferred Qualifications

● AWS or Kubernetes Certification (AWS Certified, CKAD, or CKA)
● Experience working in an Agile environment
● Production experience with Docker and Kubernetes
● Experience designing and deploying solutions in AWS
● Experience deploying production solutions using EKS, Fargate, or ECS

Appointment Type


Review Date

May 17, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Alyssa Zimmer at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 18, 2021
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