CUL-IT Library Systems DevOps Engineers

Ithaca, NY
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Created: April 12, 2022


Do you thrive working with data-driven IT systems, interacting with developers and application owners to comprehend, implement, enhance, and help with applications and servers?  

Are you interested in working on a team that uses a variety of technologies and adopts cloud-first IT practices?

Would you like to work at a place where technology is used to further the public good?

Are you interested in playing a critical role in expanding and implementing technologies that will modernize the Library experience?

Are you interested in being an important contributor to the academic mission of our institution?

Cornell Library seeks to add an experienced DevOps engineer to its Information Technology team. If you are a dynamic and motivated person who embraces IT troubles as opportunities, then becoming our DevOps engineer may be the perfect opportunity for you.

CUL-IT helps one of the world’s most influential academic research libraries, implementing strategic systems to aid the work of students, faculty, staff, and researchers worldwide.


What you will do:

The Library Systems DevOps engineers provide development, technical help, and administration of applications, servers, and integrations that assist the scholarly mission of the Cornell Library.  The Library Systems team oversees a hybrid, cloud-first IT infrastructure in AWS and Azure with an emphasis on serverless development and containerization.  The team assists with many of the core applications used by the Library such as dSpace, FOLIO, ArchivesSpace, apps by Springshare, Caiasoft, and Atlas Systems. You will provide input into outcomes about future technical directions and optimum practices.


Who you will be:

You will be curious and interested in deepening your technical know-how.  We work as a team, and you enjoy working collaboratively.


This role requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of experience in software systems implementation, maintenance, help, and design, working within an information technology software development / deployment team or similar experience.
  • Strong communication techniques. Able to communicate with parties having little or no technical training.
  • Working style that centers around being a proactive self-starter, as well as a collaborative team player.
  • Be able to prioritize requests and negotiate timeframes for services to different stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of how to handle change effectively, while being mindful of technology, the library’s business processes, and systems implications.
  • Be able to implement and support systems that align with the Library’s mission, including the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge and creative expression.
  • Knowledge of how to assess problems to design and implement solutions, both alone and as part of cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with a variety of programming languages, databases, and Linux administration.
  • Familiarity with IT security optimum practices.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • No relocation assistance is available for this position.

Potential for Remote / Hybrid Work:

These positions are located in Ithaca, New York, though hybrid or full remote work within the USA is supported. The New York Convenience of the Employer Rule requires New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for these positions. Additional state income tax filings may also be required if working outside of New York State.

Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 21:26 UTC