Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!
*For those interested in remote work, this role can be primarily remote. We also have beautiful on-campus space in the heart of Harvard Square for employees who choose to be on-site.*
University Research Computing provides transformative computing and data services that advance Harvard researchers' impact on addressing society's biggest challenges. This position is also in partnership with Academic Technology units, with the aim to provide research tools and software directly to classrooms.
The successful candidate is exceptionally well-organized, action-oriented, an excellent listener, and thoughtful communicator with a record of demonstrated success communicating effectively across all levels of an organization from entry level staff to University executives and in both technical and nontechnical, business languages.
Typical Core Duties:
Participate fully in planning, building, configuring, and running RC systems at scale
Monitor and maintain the health and integrity of RC systems including upgrading and patching
Design and implement robust and secure IT solutions within a fast-paced research environment
Define and track performance metrics to ensure efficient current and future use of IT resources
Consult to and collaborate with researchers and other key IT (e.g., network and security) and Data Center partners in a timely manner
Build and maintain relationships with external vendor technicians and engineers
Collaborate with other DevOps engineers within the RC ecosystem (i.e. Academic Technology and FASRC)
Contribute best practices documentation and knowledge transfer
Mentor junior staff
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies, and Code of Conduct
Apply Harvard University's IT technical standards and best practices
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct
Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Broad knowledge of the deployment and management of physical and virtual systems (e.g. storage, cluster computing, network, database, applications)
Experience automating infrastructure with tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Terraform
Demonstrated team performance skills, the ability to communicate clearly, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Strong documentation, mentoring, and collaboration experience
Experience with Slurm Workload Manager
Experience with Open OnDemand
Experience with operating HPC environments
Experience with monitoring systems, writing checks, and creating actionable alerting
Experience with metrics collection to gain insight into production systems
Experience with git and version control in general
Experience with Linux system administration
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Attitude that supports an Agile working environment
Certificates and Licenses
Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business needs allow. This position has been designated as a primarily remote position. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
Please note that some presence on campus may be necessary based on needs and the nature of the work.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
Please provide a cover letter with your application.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard's leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT's core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.
IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):
HUIT's IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/
Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org
Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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