The division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Web DevOps Engineer. The Web DevOps Engineer will provide operational support of our enterprise-wide web hosting environments. This complex environment includes databases, front end servers, web applications, and load balancers, hosted in multiple on-premises datacenters and across multiple cloud computing services. This role is responsible for establishing and maintaining processes that ensure a stable hosting environment and the availability of sites/apps function and services. The Web DevOps Engineer will have a deep understanding of LAMP based web applications and have previous experience supporting CMSs such as WordPress and Drupal.
The DevOps Engineer's responsibilities include:
Establish Web system specifications by analyzing access, information, and security requirements; designing system infrastructure. Document system configuration, processes, and procedures.
Maintain Web system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting systems; designing and running system load/stress testing; escalating application problems to vendor. Upgrades Web system by conferring with vendors and services; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements and new software.
Secure Web system by developing system access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; establishing and testing disaster recovery policies and procedures; completing back-ups; maintaining documentation. Working with Information Security Specialist for routine audit of the related systems.
Work with development team to set up development and testing environment and a process to deploy application to each environment. Evaluate and propose new or improved system architecture.
Provide administrative support and monitoring database systems. Writing scripts or using tools to extract data from the database or load data into the database as needed. Update data or content to ensure the freshness of the web system.
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.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in Math, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field is preferred, but not required - Exceptional communication skills including written, verbal and presentations - Exceptional team player - Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills - Ability to manage various workload of projects with many priorities. Prioritization skills are key, as the nature of opportunity, urgency of need and size of the work rapidly change - 3-5 years' experience of web server configuration and maintenance - Experience with Amazon Web Services is a must - Knowledgeable with HTML5, CSS, JQuery, PHP, WordPress, Drupal - Familiar with AWSRDS, MySQL, Postgres and ability to write SQL queries - Experience with Amazon Web Services, including EC2, Lambda, and CloudFormation - Experience with agile and scrum-based development methodologies - Experience with Test-driven development and Continuous Integration - Knowledge of system integration and web services is a plus - Experience working with design and development vendor is a plus
A criminal background check is required for this position.
Requisition Number: STFR005661
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About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.