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DevOps Engineer - Linux

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA · Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About the Opportunity


As a DevOps Engineer supporting our Linux environments, you will be responsible for the automation, deployment, and maintenance of a portfolio of applications running on Linux. This position will have a strong focus on using products like Ansible, Salt, Terraform, Jenkins, Github, etc. to ensure reproducible environments that are able to scale out both on-premises via VMWare as well as move to the cloud (Azure, AWS).

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related subject; an advanced degree is preferred. The Senior DevOps Engineer will be responsible for mentoring and teaching existing team members. As such, the ideal candidate must have experience clearly explaining solutions to complex problems and demonstrate the ability to lead and impart knowledge effectively to junior resources.

This is a multi-tasking environment that demands customer service, communication, and organizational skills. A successful candidate will be motivated, results-oriented, and have a willingness to learn.

This is a Hybrid position.

At Team ITS, your success matters as much as the mission. Learn more about our flexible, highly dynamic, and values-first culture at careers.its.northeastern.edu.

Regrettably, the university is unable to work sponsor for this role, now or in the future.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience

  • Extensive knowledge in automating system and application lifecycles

  • Working knowledge of enterprise data center technologies including storage platforms, network switching, and security infrastructure within a virtualized data center

  • Team lead experience required

  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes

  • Adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound judgment

  • Scripting (python, etc.) skills for monitoring and automation

  • Experience maintaining an infrastructure and ensuring stability while adding new features

  • Ability to clearly articulate design and implementation choices

  • Ability to use a wide variety of open-source technologies and tools

  • Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment

  • Possess a strong grasp of automation tools

  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Maintain and enhance enterprise environment:

    • Build/Deploy new systems and applications,

    • Ensure reliability and security via patching and controls,

    • Move to Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

  • Create documentation and process improvements

    • Heavy focus on automation

    • Evaluate, recommend, and build environments and tools to improve/modernize infrastructure

  • Request fulfillment

    • Work with other IT and business owners to process requests

    • Troubleshoot issues and remediate

Position Type

Information Technology

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.