Note: We are open to non-local applicants to work permanently remote; locals would work the 3/2 hybrid schedule that current staff have been doing since September. The University requires all faculty, staff, and postdocs to be fully vaccinated, except for those with medical or religious exemptions, by October 15, 2021.
Job Description Summary
The DevOps engineer has responsibility for the planning, development, and support of a layer of infrastructure that allows the library to package, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications that are developed from scratch at the library or that are our local customizations of open-source software like Samvera and Blacklight. This work requires close collaboration with developers, digital projects staff, and sysadmins, because the DevOps Engineer will create systems and processes to deliver software prepared by developers to hardware managed by sysadmins, entailing responsibility for a distinct, emerging layer of technical infrastructure.
The DevOps Engineer will: Collaborate with developers, the core services team, and an incumbent peer DevOps Engineer to organize and promote high-quality releases of library applications to production. Research, plan, introduce, and maintain processes for continuous integration, automated builds, more frequent deployments, application monitoring, and other practices that will improve quality and efficiency. Plan and implement robust production environments and contribute to high uptime/availability of library applications. Serve as administrator and point of contact for cloud services on behalf of developers, digital projects staff, sysadmins, and stakeholders (currently primarily AWS S3 and Glacier storage, Digital Ocean). Participate in best practices such as integration testing, tracking QA process, and coordinating UA testing.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and deploying Docker images is essential. Experience with Linux systems and a programming language like Python or Ruby is required. Experience with Git, Ansible, and open source CI tools is preferred. Experience in a library or higher education environment preferred.
How to apply
Emily Morton-Owens, egmowens -at- upenn dot edu
Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 18:44 UTC
Last updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 18:44 UTC