Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of IT professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research, and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!
The Library Technology Services (LTS) team at Harvard University is seeking a DevSecOps Engineer to build and deploy resilient services that support Harvard Library and its mission of advancing learning, research, and the pursuit of truth. This is not just a technical position on a world-class technology team, but also a rare opportunity to personally help advance Harvard Library's mission for the benefit of current and future generations.
This role will be responsible for the design, development, support, and evolution of deployment and operations infrastructure within LTS. They will create the systems necessary to effectively and efficiently build, test, release, and deploy software into scalable, reliable, and secure application environments. They will be capable of engaging with projects of varying sizes at any stage in the software lifecycle.
The DevSecOps Engineer will collaborate with cross-functional teams across all phases of software projects including requirements analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance. They will provide experienced leadership in the design and development of comprehensive, innovative, and integrated solutions.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with software and operations engineering to define and build tooling and automation that simplifies and supports the software development lifecycle, encourages best practices, and smooths the transition to production deployment
Build infrastructure as code to ensure consistent and reliable management of application environments
Provision cloud-based infrastructure used to deploy, manage, and scale software applications
Design, build, and support efficient CI/CD pipelines
Maintain system stability while facilitating timely and regular software updates and feature deployments
Build and manage log and metric capture and analysis systems
Optimize system deployments to balance performance, cost, and security concerns
Develop system monitoring and alerting capabilities
Troubleshoot and resolve system alerts, failures, and operational inefficiencies
Support system and software testing and debugging
Automate build and deployment pipelines with robust integration tests
Coordinate with business analysts and product owners to ensure application quality
Integrate cloud-based resources and networks with local and distributed infrastructure
Provide support and mentoring for engineering staff in the use of DevSecOps tools and practices
Typical Core Duties:
Participate fully in Agile software development life cycle
Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements
Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements
Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies
Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct
Minimum of five years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
Highly specialized knowledge of a specific technology
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Certificates and Licenses
Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
Please provide a cover letter with your application.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
More about HUIT: Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard's leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT's core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.
IT Academy (designed for IT Staff): HUIT's IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/
Accessibility: Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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