Senior 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.

SENIOR 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 build out a cloud infrastructure; optimize, monitor, and scale platform infrastructure; and configure and deploy new workloads in the cloud.  Responsibilities include designing, building, configuring, documenting, and deploying infrastructure and systems supporting library services; developing, managing, and testing IaC using Terraform, Ansible, Git, and other tools; supporting, monitoring, optimizing, and troubleshooting infrastructure, with a focus on automated solutions; and designing and implementing automated delivery pipelines to ensure timely delivery of applications/systems/infrastructure/updates. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a technical field, preferably computer science or technology management; at least five years’ experience in a technical role supporting IT infrastructure in a complex environment and at least two working in an AWS cloud environment; understanding of virtual servers, cloud-native applications, networks, firewalls, load balancers, etc.; excellent verbal and written communication skills; understanding of and experience with IT security and data protection; experience using Terraform and Ansible; experience with IaC and DevOps practices; experience developing software delivery, DevOps, and agile practices/methodologies (AWS, GitHub Actions, Travis CI, Terraform, Packer, Ansible); and software development skill with Java, Ruby, Go, and/or Python.  

PREFERRED: strong technical skills and experience with cloud technologies; understanding of the AWS cloud; experience working in a higher education environment; experience building and maintaining Solr, Zookeeper, Kafka, Blacklight, and/or Elasticsearch; experience building and deploying containers, especially in AWS Fargate and EKS; and familiarity with project management methodologies and experience in a project technical lead role.  Job #19195-10

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

This role can be filled by a fully remote employee.

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