DevOps Engineer - University Information Services

Washington D.C.
Aug 25, 2017
Feb 08, 2019
Full Time
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DevOps Engineer - University Information Services

The DevOps Engineer is responsible for management, planning, and operations of UNIX and LINUX servers in University Information Services, and accountable for the security, availability and performance of these systems. S/he performs software installation and ongoing maintenance and improvements, and works with engineering and operations staff to design new systems and with end users to analyze and document requirements. The DevOps Engineer  ensures system security and integrity of all UNIX and LINUX systems managed by NCS, and spends some time on researching new technologies and assess their applicability to Georgetown's needs especially related to the security and integrity of UNIX and LINUX systems. The DevOps Engineer has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Designs and contributes to solutions in areas like continuous integration, operations automation, full stack provisioning, containerization, configuration management, and orchestration systems
  • Assists Engineering group in testing new products, technology, and configurations in the testing lab; and provides assistance with integrating them into the server infrastructure to provide better performance, greater up-time, and new features to the user community - both internal and external to UIS.
  • Provides 24x7 server support by participating in after-hours on-call schedule, and performs scheduled maintenance and upgrades during weekend and evening hours.
  • Supports a variety of applications and processes that depend on the UNIX and LINUX servers - for example, backup, off-site tape rotation, disaster recovery preparedness, directory and time synchronization, network file and printing, remote server management, remote user access, and system security.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years' work experience in UNIX and LINUX Systems Administration
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and deployment of complex information systems
  • Demonstrated practical and textbook knowledge of common network protocols
  • Ability to explain, document, and design complex technical architectures

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification

  • Base knowledge of Unix, TCP/IP protocols, programming languages such as Java and Perl and software development life cycle, and principles of relational database operation
  • Experience with scripting languages (python, ruby), understanding of web development, and the ability to use REST API
  • Experience with web servers and applications (Apache, HAProxy, NGINX, Tomcat, and JBoss)
  • Production experience with AWS stack
  • Experience with provisioning automation  - for example, Terraform, ManageIQ/CloudForms, Foreman, and OpenStack
  • Experience with tools such as Git, Jenkins CI, Graphite, Logstash, and Splunk

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EEO Statement:

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