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DevOps Engineer (Research Platforms)

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The University of Oklahoma Libraries needs a creative, mission-driven DevOps Engineer to join our Cloud Infrastructure & Development team. As a member of this team, you will apply a modern DevOps approach to the continuous improvement of operational practices, system reliability, and cost-effectiveness of a diverse portfolio of platforms and services supporting the library's role as the intellectual crossroads of the university.

This position focuses on the development and operation of our platforms for virtual research and document delivery. Additionally, the position supports other key infrastructure, collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and organizational boundaries to plan, build, and operate components of the OU Libraries technology strategy.

The employment package for this position may include the ability to work remotely.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is dedicated to building and fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable educational and work environment. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents in pdf format:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of 3 Professional References

Hire will be contingent on submission of academic transcripts.

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in programming, information techology or a related field, or equivalent of education/job-related experience.

Required Experience: 36-48 months of experience in technology and operations.


  • Ability to work with others in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills with both team members and external stakeholders.
  • Experience working in an agile environment and ability to adjust schedules and design goals to accommodate deadlines and busy periods.
  • Ability to rapidly learn, apply, and share new ideas and technical expertise
  • Experience applying DevOps principles to build and manage reliable, maintainable systems using cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Ability to develop and integrate complex information systems based on multiple software applications.
  • Programming experience with at least one high-level language (Python, PHP, etc.).


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use a computer daily.

Departmental Preferences:

Some of the following experience would be useful in onboarding on to our team:

  • Experience with the maintenance and administration of research platforms (ILLiad, EZproxy, SOLR Search, etc.).
  • Familiarity with current and arising libraries, online research, and/or learning support technologies.
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code and configuration-as-code practices using Ansible, Terraform, shell scripts, and other tools.
  • Proficiency in data collection and reporting.
  • Experience with monitoring and notification platforms (Zabbix, Grafana, ELK).


  • Graduate Assistants

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , DevOps Engineer (Research Platforms), Other , Norman, Oklahoma

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