Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure Services; the Lead DevOps Engineer will have broad responsibilities for leading the development and deployment of the University's infrastructure services, with a focus on AWS/Azure, cloud services, containerization, and IaaS/PaaS.
Designs new infrastructure solutions, with a strong emphasis on promoting cloud services (AWS and Azure), virtualization, automation and standardization.
Develop management tools, automation and integration between infrastructure systems.
Leads the development of major infrastructure projects: gather requirements, write proposals, designs system architecture, documents operational processes, and leads deployment efforts.
Stays abreast of industry trends, and drives adoption of new technologies and solutions.
Demonstrates knowledge of the full application stack. Makes recommendations to improve performance and minimize downtime across all parts of the environment.
Responds to questions from other IT departments and coordinates resolution of critical issues.
Builds relationships with other IT departments and business units. Acts as liaison/business relationship manager to broker infrastructure services with internal and external customers.
Provides expert-level subject matter expertise for AWS. Mentors and develops staff.
Participates in a 24x7 on-call rotation. Performs other duties as assigned, including occasional scheduled and unscheduled work on nights, weekends, and holidays.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and/or its equivalent required. Advanced degree desirable.
Minimum 5-7 years' related experience.
Experience building and managing cloud infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
Experience developing in Perl and/or Python.
Knowledge of SQL and relational databases.
Experience working with Redhat Linux and/or Amazon Linux.
Experience using a configuration management system, e.g. Puppet, Chef or Ansible.
Understanding of systems and cloud security principles and practices.
Experience gathering requirements and developing proposals.
Excellent written and verbal communications.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with diverse personalities and working styles.
Ability to interact directly with customers to identify and resolve project issues.
AWS certification a plus.
Service design or project management experience.
ITIL Foundations and/or Service Design a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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