DevOps Engineer, University Information Systems Georgetown University

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DevOps Engineer, University Information Systems Georgetown University

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DevOps Engineer, University Information Systems - Georgetown University

Job Overview

The DevOps Engineer is responsible for the management, planning, and operations of servers and networks in University Information Services; is accountable for the security, availability, and performance of these systems; and performs software installation and ongoing maintenance and improvements. They have the primary responsibility to work with engineering and operations staff to design new systems, as well as with end-users to analyze and document requirements. Because their work involves a very significant degree of automation, infrastructure as code and configuration management, which has a major impact on all systems managed by NCS, the DevOps Engineer employs their special knowledge and experience above a Senior System Administrator level.

The DevOps Engineer ensures system security and integrity of all systems managed by NCS, and spends time researching new technologies and assessing their applicability to Georgetown's needs especially related to the security and integrity of systems.

They receive periodic direction from UIS management to identify new projects, but works independently to design, develop and implement new systems in coordination with other teams.

The DevOps Engineer has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Design and contribute to solutions in areas such as continuous integration, operations automation, full-stack provisioning, containerization, configuration management, and orchestration systems
  • Assist the Engineering group in testing new products, technology, and configurations in the testing lab; and provide assistance with integrating them into the server infrastructure to provide better performance, greater uptime, and new features to the user community - both internal and external to UIS.
  • Provide 24x7 server support by participating in an after-hours on-call schedule, as well as by performing scheduled maintenance and upgrades during weekend and evening hours.
  • Support a variety of applications and processes that depend on the servers and networks - for example, backup, off-site tape rotation, disaster recovery preparedness, directory, time synchronization, network file and printing, remote server management, remote user access, and system security.

Work Interactions

Working both independently as well as with staff from the applications, help desk, operations center, and other UIS teams for hardware and software-related issues, the DevOps Engineer establishes and maintains regular contact with peers at other institutions.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years' work experience in UNIX, LINUX, and Windows 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
  • Base knowledge of UNIX. TCP/IP protocols, programming languages such as Java and Perl, software development life cycle, and principles of relational database operation
  • Experience with provisioning automation (Terraform, Salt, Foreman, OpenStack, SCCM, PowerShell)
  • Experience with DevOps tools like GitLab, CI/Jenkins, Graphite, Logstash, Splunk
  • Production experience with GCP and AWS stack and VMware ESXi
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Go), understanding of web development, ability to use REST API's
  • Experience with web servers and applications (Apache, HAProxy, NGINX, Tomcat, JBoss).

Work Mode: Telework. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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