Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
06 Jan 2021
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06 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER, MIT Libraries-Information Technology Services (ITS), to support the Libraries’ vision of building and supporting an open global platform for knowledge creation and sharing through an infrastructure-as-code (IaC) approach to managing technology infrastructure. Will continue the build out of the cloud infrastructure; optimize, monitor, and scale platform infrastructure; and configure and deploy new workloads in the cloud.  Responsibilities include building, configuring, documenting, and deploying infrastructure and systems supporting library services; developing, managing, and testing infrastructure as code using Terraform, Ansible, Git, and other tools; supporting, monitoring, optimizing, and troubleshooting infrastructure with a focus on automated solutions; implementing automated delivery pipelines to ensure timely delivery of applications, systems, infrastructure, and related updates; establishing and maintaining strong working relationships within the team, among the department, and across the organization. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in a technical field, preferably computer science or technology management; at least three years’ experience in a technical role supporting IT infrastructure in a complex environment; understanding of virtual servers, cloud-native applications, networks, firewalls, load balancers, etc.; experience with cloud technologies, preferably AWS; excellent verbal and written communication skills; understanding of and experience with IT security and data protection; development skills using Terraform and Ansible; and experience with IaC and DevOps practices.  

PREFERRED: experience developing software delivery, DevOps, and agile practices/methodologies (AWS, GitHub Actions, Travis CI, Terraform, Packer, Ansible); software development skill using Java, Ruby, Go, and/or Python; familiarity with Solr, Zookeeper, Kafka, Blacklight, and/or Elasticsearch; experience building and deploying containers, especially in AWS Fargate and EKS; familiarity with project management methodologies and experience in a project technical lead role; and experience working in higher education.  Job #19194-9

Will participate in a rotation for on-call duties with other team members. 

This role can be filled by a fully remote employee.