DevOps Engineer

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  • Job Number:517331
  • Classification:Information Systems Professional 4A
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:Remote, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
  • School/Business unit:SW OIT Infrastructure & Cloud Serv
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska is seeking four full-time DevOps Engineers to fill highly coveted growth vacancies on OIT’s Digital Platform Teams. This is a joint recruitment. We are a dynamic and diverse team of self-directing teams looking for new members who are excited to support the University's mission through the practice of DevOps, Lean, and Agile methods. Our teams focus on the big picture of enabling life changing, cost-efficient postsecondary education that adapts to the learning needs of Alaskans and pioneering visitors from around the globe. This role has the flexibility to be based at a campus or remotely.


10Serves as a senior advisor for a major system, database, operation or project/task. As senior advisor, consults with and advises unit/project/task staff of complex problems, innovative approaches and new technology. Serves as unit or project/task leader, directing and reviewing activities of task group members. Actively maintains currency and effectiveness of technical skills by expanding his/her technical and functional knowledge of through University or vendor provided training and self study.Essential
10Serves as senior staff member within the Technical Services section. Performs primary systems administration and operational viability functions for assigned databases under the responsibility of ITS-SS/TS. Serves as unit or project/task leader, directing and reviewing activities of task group members.Essential
25Analyzes the technical and functional feasibility of proposed solutions. Designs, tests, and implements databases and associated database products. Analyzes, documents, installs, develops, and maintains database management software. Coordinates resources in order to ensure smooth delivery and ongoing maintenance and enhancement. Is responsible for tracking project progress and communicating status to stakeholders and OIT management. Represents TS and provides database development expertise on cross-departmental teams. Transfers knowledge to individuals responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the automated process including OIT staff and end users. Documents and conducts meetings before, during and at the close of a project.Essential
25Working independently, analyzes, prioritizes and manages multiple assignments to ensure completion within expected timelines. Maintains full knowledge of projects in preparation for detailed discussions with key staff and customers at various levels of expertise and understanding. Collaborates and works with others in order to complete a project or a task-often as project lead. Consistently meets deadlines and effectively utilizes his/her time. Professionally seeks and accepts feedback of work product.Essential
30Performs technical information systems tasks requiring expertise and/or specialized knowledge in both information systems and a non-information systems technical or scientific discipline. Performs detail analysis and interpretation of technical problems requiring specialized knowledge and skills in a scientific discipline; applies subject matter expertise unique to the discipline. Performs highly technical responsible work in providing computer services support related to: database upgrades, developing/maintaining the database environment (definition/structure, access strategies, data dictionary, schemas, views, and hardware utilization), database infrastructure services management (SQL database queries, exports/imports, resolving database errors, assisting users). Provides backup support for other ITS-SS/TS staff, as required.Essential


* Demonstrable experience and proficiency utilizing software engineering principles and techniques.
* Theoretical and practical functional knowledge and skills in the development of administrative software systems using
client/server and web technologies.
* Demonstrable analytic and development experience within a large and complex computing environment using classic and web technologies.
* Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills as well as being highly organized and self-directed.
* Demonstrable project experience within a large and complex IT environment.
* Demonstrable interest and ability to maintain current technical skills by learning new emerging technologies.


5+ years of relevant experience in a broad range of complex software engineering projects and/or assignments using client/server and web technologies.


A Bachelors degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience.

Oracle databases and architecture; iterative life cycle development; Use Cases; SQL programming; General programming languages; UNIX and Windows operating systems; Microsoft Excel, Word, Project.


This is a full-time, Grade 81, (minimum $64,210 yearly, DOE), 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participate in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, annual and sick leave, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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