University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 241619-AS
Work type: Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPHCHI2
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Information Systems/Technology, Research, Scientific, Computer Science, Project Management

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is embarking on an exciting mission of establishing state of the art computational, data and informatics infrastructure for supporting cutting edge biomedical research and innovation to care. We are seeking a Cloud Engineer to join our biomedical informatics team and help us modernize the tools and processes that support researchers. Join now and participate in the creation of a new research platform being built using multiple public cloud providers.

Successful candidates assist in the design, integration, delivery and operational support of applications or services using development operations (DevOps), through automated delivery. Provides day-to-day maintenance to ensure subsystems and infrastructure function together and project needs are met.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required; preferred focus: computer science, informatics, information systems or related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum of 1 year of professional experience automating deployment of cloud services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools (e.g., Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt)
-Minimum of 1 year professional experience managing resources in a Public Cloud (e.g., Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform)
-Experience with modern programming languages like Python, Go, Java or Ruby
-Professional experience designing, architecting, or developing IT systems or services
-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Experience with research and healthcare environment
-Experience with Agile or Scrum methodology and tools
-Experience with Git version control system
-Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CICD) pipelines
-Experience with container and container orchestration solutions like Docker and Kubernetes
-Experience with regulatory or security regulations, controls and benchmarks like HIPAA, NIST 800-53 and CIS

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

This Cloud Engineer position will be housed within School of Medicine and Public Health and will report to the Director Scientific Computing.

Strong people and communication skills are required. The ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. The selected candidate must be committed to providing quality customer service and uphold SMPH core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, leadership, inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, accountability, and communication.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position is remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


Kim Mcfarlane
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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