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DevOps Engineer II

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Network/System Administrator

Job Description

Applies a cross-functional skillset to write software and develop and maintain the platforms, frameworks, and systems that allows VTTI to deploy software more efficiently and securely. Applies DevOps best practices to project development and operations to ensure that our systems are being continuously improved, can be maintained efficiently, and can incorporate changes quickly. Participates in cross-training of systems at VTTI to ensure that information is effectively shared. Develop and maintain web applications (full stack) for a diverse userbase ranging from internal VTTI technicians and researchers to external stakeholders. Independently evaluates, selects, and applies software design principles, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Provides maintenance and long-term assistance to ensure applications, subsystems, and infrastructure function together to ensure business needs are met. Leverage infrastructure as code for development projects and CI/CD automation. Develop instrumentation of applications to measure performance as it relates to project requirements and create presentations of those data for stakeholders. Cross-train operations and developers to utilize the platform. Directions given and received: Independently performs most assignments with instructions on global objectives and general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. May supervise/mentor/provide training and coordinate the work of graduate research assistants, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or engineering or a lesser degree with related experience | Proficient in backend development using languages such as Python, Java, Nodejs, PHP, Go, or Rust | Proficient in client-side development with HTML5, CSS, Javascript/Typescript | Experience interfacing disparate software components via APIs

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using Git, GitLab and CI/CD pipelines | Experience with React, Vue, or Angular | Experience with metrics and monitoring tools, such as Prometheus and Grafana | Experience with Kubernetes and containerization technologies (Docker/containerd)

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience, starting at $60k

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Natalie Jett at njett@vtti.vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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