The Research DevOps Engineer role is a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Research Computing team (ITS-RC), aiming to provide world-class data and computing capabilities in support of faculty, staff, student, and collaborator research. ITS-RC provides state-of-the-art environments to support the highest levels of multidisciplinary research. The Research DevOps Engineer works with ITS-RC customers to facilitate and accelerate research objectives using a variety of techniques from state of the art to commodity services.
We seek applicants with activity management skills prioritizing outcomes over output, a strong customer focus, ability to juggle many tasks in a fast-moving environment, and a passion for working with the academic research community. This position participates in the delivery of user friendly and highly capable services and environments for data science, analytics, protected data, and large-scale computing.
Applicants should also enjoy a dynamic work environment that presents ample opportunity to learn and explore new technologies. Our team interacts with people and projects in the varied disciplines and programs of university inquiry. We foster a work environment that enables employees to work creatively, with time and freedom to make novel and significant contributions via technology delivery to the advancement of science and scholarship.
Education and Experience:
The following experience is required:
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn and deploy new and emerging technologies. - Demonstrated consultative or customer service skills. - Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft platform including operating systems, management infrastructure, and technology stacks. - Strong scripting or development experience with tools such as: Powershell, C#, Python, Linux shell scripting. - Proficiency with Windows systems administration and capable of operating in a Linux environment. - Prior experience or familiarity with Azure, GCP, or AWS. - Familiar with configuration management frameworks and infrastructure as code such as: Chef, Ansible, Terraform, SALT, ARM templates, DSC, CloudFormation, Cobbler. - Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The following experience is preferred:
- Experience at the intersection of technology and research and working directly with researchers. - Experience with virtual desktop infrastructure or vm farms, Active Directory group policy, virtualization, VMWare, HyperV, VCL. - Experience with cloud platform services. - Experience in an environment that stores and/or processes regulated data, including individually identifying and personal health information. - Familiarity with containers, Kubernetes, Docker.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.