Infrastructure Engineer

Philadelphia, PA
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Created: January 16, 2020


Temple University Libraries Technology Development seeks a creative engineer to help build and maintain infrastructure for a wide array of web-based services. The Infrastructure Engineer will help grow our devops culture, and will take the lead on automated infrastructure provisionsing and deployments with tools like Terraform, Ansible, Docker and services like Linode, AWS, and CircleCI. Will also have responsibility for maintaing and growing our monitoring, linux system administration, and security processes.  In partnership with developers and project managers, they will design application architecture and implement robust production environments to ensure high availability of services.

What you'll work on

  • Design and build infrastructure for development, testing, deployment, scaling, and monitoring of our Linux-based applications.
  • Collaborate with software developers and project managers on designing and developing applications and deployment processes.
  • Design and manage storage solutions for application and preservation systems.
  • Maintain locally installed third-party applications.
  • Provide management with recommendations for technical improvements/operational efficiencies.
  • Represent the Temple University Libraries in communication with central IT Services, third-party vendors, and collaborators.
  • Write and maintain documentation about application and systems.
  • Contribute to open source and community-based software projects.
  • Keep current with evolving web and library-related software and technologies, especially in domains of desired growth for the Libraries.
  • Evaluate and recommend new tools and applications to support the Libraries and University Press, and other partner organizations supported by the Libraries.
  • Contribute technical expertise to develop body of knowledge within project team.
  • Participate in establishing training needs, coach and mentor project team members, and provide technical training.
  • May supervise other developers (full-time staff or part-time student workers).

Useful experience and skills would include:

  • At least two years of Linux system administration.
  • Experience with automated provisioning with Terraform, Ansible, Docker or similar tools.
  • Experience with cloud provides like AWS or Azure.
  • Experience with Rails, LAMP, and Java application deployment.
  • One or more programming language such as Ruby, Python, bash, Java, etc.
  • Experience administering Postgres, MySQL or other database management systems.
  • Experience administering SolrCloud.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Temple University Library benefits include:

  • Generous vacation and PTO allowances (that we want you to use)
  • Excellent health care coverage options
  • Flexible working environment
  • Generous retirement contributions

Remote working may be considered for the right candidate.

Last updated: Thursday, January 16, 2020 18:42 UTC