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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: DevOps Engineer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170114
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Looking for a tech savvy and passionate DevOps Engineer with hands on experience in building secure, high-performing and scalable infrastructure. This position develops, maintains and supports software for the Virginia Cyber Range and reports to the Virginia Cyber Range Network Architect. The position requires a moderate to significant experience with JavaScript-based programming principles and experience using the Node.js runtime environment. Experience developing with Docker container technologies is required.

The successful candidate will apply specialized knowledge and concepts to the completion of assigned projects to meet the needs and requirements of the Virginia Cyber Range. Projects will involve designing, developing, and troubleshooting purpose-built micro-services architecture proponents within a cloud-based environment. Responsibilities will range from working independently on multiple complex projects to serving as a technical consultant or a leader of projects, typically with strict deadlines and heavy workloads as other duties assigned. May provide consultation and advice on major implementations ensuring that services are available and accessible. Collaborates effectively with team members to ensure success of projects and systems.

The successful candidate will have the ability to keep detailed records via a CI/CD software development pipeline. The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate and interact with diverse clientèle, a strong work ethic and organization skills to work independently with minimal supervision and adapt quickly to changing computer environments.

Required Qualifications:

- B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related field, and/or equivalent education and work experience
- Understanding of common web application architectures in an IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) model
- Experience developing with Linux based environments including Debian and variants (i.e. Ubuntu, Mint etc), RedHat and variants (CentOS, Fedora, etc)
- Proficiency with DevOps tooling (Jenkins, Ansible|Chef|Puppet|Salt, GIT, Docker, etc.)
- Experience with back-end JavaScript and/or Node.js development frameworks
- Working knowledge with scripting and automation tools/languages (Bash, Python, Perl, PHP etc)
- Experience establishing and/or working within a Continuous Integration and Automation pipeline to develop and deploy software following industry best practices
- Strong ability to troubleshoot complex issues ranging from system resources to application stack traces.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with software deployment in a large scale environment, as well as the ability and experience to understand and modify enterprise-directed design decisions
- Experience with developing in commodity cloud provider environments such as AWS, GCE, Azure, etc.
- Advanced working knowledge administering common open source databases like MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, etc.
- High level understanding of SQL, relational data stores and NoSQL technologies
- Advanced working knowledge in developing tooling for deployment, monitoring and operations of micro-services architecture based software products
- Experience with Mesos, Kubernetes, and/or CoreOS a plus
- Experience with modern content management systems such as Drupal, Wordpress or Joomla
- Well versed in setup and management of webservers (Apache/NginX)
- Well versed with cloud based environment setup and development with products such as VPC, ELB, ECS, Lambda, SQS, SNS, API Gateway, etc on Amazon’s AWS.

Employment Conditions: Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Flexible Work Schedule is defined as 7-4, 8-5 or 9-6. Requires prior authorization from supervisor.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of professional references to Apply to posting #AP0170114. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 7/31/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Cyber Range
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Job Posting Date: 04/17/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/01/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents