Sr Dev Ops Engineer

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

The DevOps Engineer Sr designs, develops, configures, tests, implements and maintains core University application systems. The engineer builds, tests and maintains the infrastructure and tools to allow for speedy development and release of software. The engineer configures, administers, maintains and monitors systems including the University’s enterprise World Wide Web infrastructure and associated services, including the operating systems, data, storage, backup systems, etc. System support includes user administration, patching, system upgrades, and disaster recovery preparedness. The position focuses on simplification of the software development process. The DevOps Engineer assists with application development and maintains the continuous integration stack, including source control, continuous integration, and automated testing and deployment. The position provides support during disaster preparedness drills and input to business continuity planning discussions.


  • Configures, administers, maintains and monitors software stacks such as the University’s enterprise World Wide Web infrastructure and associated services, including the operating systems, data storage, backup systems, etc.

  • System support responsibilities include user administration, patching and system upgrades and disaster recovery preparedness.

  • Designs, develops, configures, tests, implements and maintains core University application systems.

  • Adheres to best practices with source control, automation, testing and software development.

  • Translates business requirements into configurable software components and rules.

  • Develops technical specifications and system design documents, as needed.

  • Provides after-hours and weekend on-call support of systems and services when scheduled.

  • Provides incident and problem troubleshooting, resolution, and root cause analysis in order to ensure platform stability.

  • Responds promptly to service issues reported thru the service desk or from other system administrators or team members.

  • Orchestrates and automates the deployment of software and infrastructure solutions.

  • Develops solutions intended for rapid software deployment.

  • Performs proactive performance monitoring, analysis, alerting, reporting, and tuning as well as proactive capacity analysis and provision solutions

  • Performs maintenance activities when required, including during holidays, after-hours, and weekends.

Other duties as assigned (project or operational tasks as required)



  • 3-4 years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing large high visibility web environments.

  • Proficiency in Object Oriented programming

  • Experience with Apache management

  • Strong experience with Linux operating systems

  • Experience with PHP programming

  • Strong scripting skills (Bash, Perl, etc.)

  • Experience with MYSQL

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Quick learner with ability to multi-task and meet required deadlines

  • Ability to contribute both individually and as part of a team

  • Experience with Front-End development (HTML,CSS, JavaScript)

  • Ability to travel to and from Data Center facilities


  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science, Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Master’s degree

  • Experience with systems management tools such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible

  • Experience with WordPress

  • Experience with Nagios, Cacti and/or other monitoring tools

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 054

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