Job Details

Boston College
  • Position Number: 2119506
  • Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology


DevOps Systems Administrator
Boston College


Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The DevOps Systems Administrator/Engineer collaborates with the application development and infrastructure teams to tackle the coding and scripting needed to connect all elements of an application and integrate the necessary components that are needed to run complex enterprise systems. They use agile methodologies with continuous integration pipelines and configuration management through infrastructure as code.

The DevOps Systems Administrator will facilitate and implement processes, tools and standards for the rapid deployment of software and efficient operation and maintenance of critical IT systems and services; automate and streamline operations and processes, build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations; troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments. The DevOps System Administrator has highly effective communication skills and is able to foster teamwork and collaboration across IT areas to achieve operational efficiencies.

Skill areas:
Coding/scripting
Design and Process re-engineering
Communicating and collaborating
Computer Operating Systems and utilities

Role specific competencies:
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration and Bash scripting.
  • Experience and understanding of multiple coding and scripting languages including (Python, Perl and or Ruby).
  • Experience in implementing and managing DevOps tools such as: Git/Bitbucket Enterprise, Jira/Confluence, Ansible, Artifactory, ELK/Graylog (for internal Enterprise DevOps logs), Docker and other related tools.
  • Knowledge around the concepts for observability and methods/tools used for instrumentation
  • Understanding of SRE disciplines for curating and maintaining automation that promotes reliability, efficiency, and scalability
  • Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment.
  • Experience with hardware and software firewalls, IPS, WAF, and additional security layers (LDAP, SSO, 2Factor).
  • Knowledge of compliance (currently SAS 115), ITIL best practice standards and related audit and compliance principles.
  • Experience with full systems development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of source code management concepts.
  • Comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders.
  • Demonstrate flexibility within a variety of changing situations while working with various individuals and groups.
  • Capable of technical deep-dives into operating systems, application performance, databases, load balancers, networks, and storage systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively in a geographically disperse working environment.

    Requirements

    Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

    DevOps Systems Administrator - salary up to 101K:
    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field. Three years of related experience preferably with complex build and deployment systems or combination of education, training and experience. At least three years of significant coding and scripting experience. Exposure to Administrative experience with Cloud server environments.

    Senior DevOps Systems Administrator - salary up to 115K:
    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field.Five years of related experience preferably with complex build and deployment systems or combination of education, training and experience. At least five years of significant coding and scripting experience. Exposure to Administrative experience with Cloud server environments such as AWS is highly preferred.

    **Adherence to Boston College's COVID-19 policies and procedures outlined at bc.edu/reopen.**

    Closing Statement

    Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
    • Tuition remission for Employees
    • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
    • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Low-Cost Life Insurance
    • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
    • Paid Holidays Annually
    • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
    • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

    Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

    Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

    Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.



    To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=4390&site=1

    Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.





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