DevOps Engineer

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Job posting number: #7199914

Posted: December 8, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our informatics team in furthering our research and outreach activities. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is embarking on an exciting mission of establishing state of the art computational, data and informatics infrastructure for supporting cutting edge biomedical research and innovation to care. We are seeking a DevOps Engineer to join our Informatics team and help us design, develop, and deploy highly complex research computing and computational science workflows that support research. Under the direction of the Senior Director of Scientific Computing in the SMPH, the incumbent will build and work in the azure cloud environment and data enclave for research studies such as the Neighborhoods Study ( in the Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) program led by Dr. Amy Kind. CHDR focuses on understanding and eliminating health disparities and improving outcomes for vulnerable populations. We conduct multidisciplinary projects in clinical/health systems interventions, medical and public records assessment, and claims data analysis. The incumbent will develop, implement, and use azure cloud-based data enclave, computational methods for data integration, and data pipelining tools for facilitating the research projects.

DevOps Engineer III (IT107)
DevOps Engineer II (IT106)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Bachelor's Degree
Preferred focus: computer science, informatics, information systems or related field

-Minimum of 1 year of professional experience automating deployment of cloud services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools (e.g., Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt)
-Minimum of 1 year professional experience managing resources in a Public Cloud (e.g., Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform)
-Experience with modern programming languages like Python, Go, Java or Ruby
-Professional experience designing, architecting, or developing IT systems or services
-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Experience with research and healthcare environment
-Experience with Agile or Scrum methodology and tools
-Experience with Git version control system
-Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CICD) pipelines
-Experience with container and container orchestration solutions like Docker and Kubernetes
-Experience with regulatory or security regulations, controls and benchmarks like HIPAA, NIST 800-53 and CIS

Strong people and communication skills are required. The ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. The selected candidate must be committed to providing quality customer service and uphold SMPH core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, leadership, inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, accountability, and communication.

Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Minimum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $100,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

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