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Rockefeller University DevOps Engineer in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The goal of Information Technology (IT) is to provide information resources and services to accelerate and support scientific research at The Rockefeller University. Our department is responsible for cyberinfrastructure, high-performance computing, bioinformatics, decision support, data analytics, cybersecurity, and the scientific and administrative software environment at the university. The department is in the midst of a major transition in culture, including the adoption of DevOps and Agile practices.


We seek a Cloud and Container Engineering Engineer passionate about infrastructure-as-code and all things automation. You will help design, build, and maintain the tooling for configuration management, automated provisioning, and monitoring, and help evangelize best practices in DevOps and technical innovation. You will advocate for a DevOps and Agile approach in product development and demonstrate best practices by example.


Maintain and advance our real-time performance monitoring system(checkmk)

  • Maintain our GitLab repository and CI/CD infrastructure

  • Maintain and advance our on-prem and cloud-hosted Docker clusters

  • Continuously improve our processes for building and deployment of servers(baremetal, VM, and cloud) and/or applications

  • Maintain and improve our Ansible-based configuration management system

  • Promote DevOps and Agile practices and culture across IT department


  • Bachelor's degree required in computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, or a related technical field.

  • Must have demonstrated experience using Linux operating system.

  • Experience installing open-source software with complex dependencies required.

  • Experience in Python and Bash scripting languages required.

  • Ability to build and maintain code repositories with Git required.

  • Problem-solving skills are required.

  • Working knowledge of provisioning and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm).

  • Experience with configuration management systems such as Ansible.

  • Experience managing CI/CD environment.

  • Understanding of Agile/Kanban techniques, preferred.

  • Experience with monitoring and reporting tools (e.g. Nagios, checkmk, ELK, Splunk, New Relic, Grafana), preferred.

  • Must have a strong sense of ownership and accountability.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • A positive, constructive approach with an emphasis on collaboration and good execution, necessary.

Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Information Technology

Position Type Regular Full-Time