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ASSISTments Dev Ops Engineer
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2019
Title ASSISTments Dev Ops Engineer
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

ASSISTments Dev Ops Engineer


Computer Science I

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

We have developed our on-line platform, ASSISTments, with a high degree of complexity over the years and now, we seek a DevOps Engineer to help us take our efforts to the next level. This position has two main priority areas for us:

The DevOps Engineer will create maintenance and monitoring procedures for our continued development. He/She/They will lead the coordination and streamline implementation of our code deployment as well as a variety of automation tools, frameworks and pipelines for releasing new features into our test and production environments. As part of our engineering team of software engineers and graduate students, the DevOps Engineer will conduct tests for security, performance and availability as well as troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis for production errors.

Currently our servers run at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After streamlining and automating the ASSISTments test and deployment process, the DevOps Engineer will lead our efforts to move ASSISTments to AWS to accommodate our growing user base.

We need someone who has a keen eye for detail, excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, and a sense of innovation, who is at ease working in an environment with multiple competing priorities.

  • A strong command of software-automation and deployment systems
  • The ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required)
  • The ability to configure and manage data sources like Postgresql and Redis
  • Experience with automation tools, frameworks and pipelines for releasing new features.
  • Familiarity with Java- and Javascript-based web applications
  • A strong background and/or working knowledge of Linux/Unix Administration; Git and GitHub; Maven and Nexus; Tomcat, Nginx; DNS
  • Please apply if you have 2 - 5 years' experience as a DevOps engineer or equivalent software-engineering role.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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