API/Integration DevOps Engineer

Harvard University - Boston, MA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $99,000 - $130,000 a year
Job Code384358 Sys Prog/Analysis/Admin Sr
Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School is home to world-class faculty who aim to solve the greatest problems of human health through fundamental and translational biomedical research. The HMS Department of Information Technology, a key partner in supporting computation-based research for the Institute, has an exciting opportunity for an API-focused DevOps Engineer to support the central mission of the Institute.

The position, reporting to the Senior Director of the DevOps team, is tasked with building modern application endpoints for new and existing systems to aid integration with internal and external groups within the wider University. The successful engineer will act as the subject matter expert for development resources on and off-campus needing to tie into DevOps managed resources. This may include application integrations, monitoring, and reporting, functional expansion, or new datapaths not yet designed. As a member of the DevOps team, this position has a strategic focus to assist in the design of future systems to ensure interoperability and adherence to open standards whenever possible.
Additional job responsibilities include, but are not limited to large scale system automation, reusable across University departments, investigating, evaluating, and implementing the latest development technologies as needed to meet shifting research goals and to support the school and University mission.

This position has a focus on introducing technologies that serve as a stable backbone of future services of benefit to the HMS community while serving as the subject matter expert for HMS researchers and faculty who need to take advantage of the latest industry standards and technology. The API / Integration DevOps Engineer will play a major role in modernizing and maintaining existing systems as well as acting as a mentor and resource for other team members.

Develop/build modern infrastructure and support systems to leverage existing and new technology
Ensure systems are built and expanded in an open and transparent way to provide secure and reliable access to the HMS community
Analyze existing systems and related data to support initiatives, and ongoing system implementations
Work closely with other team members and departments to evaluate new system needs and data sources for adherence to the School’s security, confidentiality, and privacy policies
In conjunction with principal users and data owners, participate in decision-making about system design and implementation
Work within a diverse team to develop new service offerings and extend existing infrastructure
Participate in an on-call rotation
Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as mathematics, computer science or engineering and 5 years of experience in the fields of software development and/or DevOps/Systems Administration. Additional experience will be considered in lieu of formal education
Development experience in at least two high-level languages ( Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, etc )
Development experience with at least one low-level language (C, C++, Go, Rust, etc )
Firm understanding of API and Library design best practices

Additional Qualifications

Experience evaluating and deploying open-source tools
Source management systems (git/mercurial/svn)
Automation and configuration management (puppet/Ansible)
Mid-level *NIX/Linux system administration (Red Hat/Debian variants)
Firm understanding of *NIX/Linux and application debugging
Relational and NoSQL databases
Application load balancing solutions for scaling and HA
Medical Informatics or Healthcare data experience
Protected data, HIPAA, Health Information Privacy experience
Familiarity with laboratory instrumentation; NGS, Microscopy, Mass Spectrometry, etc.

Additional Information

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Job FunctionInformation Technology


LocationUSA - MA - Boston

IT-Web and Advanced Research P

Time StatusFull-time

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade058
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EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.