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DevOps and Integration Programmer

The University of Auckland | Posted 11-03-2021

Auckland City (Computer and Programming)


    Auckland, New Zealand Full-time UoA Department Name: Nat eScience Infrastructure Campus: Auckland City Campus Contract Type: Permanent Position Number: 55566073

Job Description

If you are a talented DevOps and Integration Programmer interested in progressing your career with New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), who are committed to innovating to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse organisation then we have an excellent opportunity for you.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

This national role is with the NZ eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), working closely with the wider national team to design and implement a suite of mostly open-source products underpinning and integrating NeSI’s services into high-performance computing and data analytics services. Contribute within a small team of software engineers in product development, translating researcher and sector needs into the evolution of NeSI’s services, implementing services which improve outcomes for researchers and stakeholders.

As a DevOps professional your ability to wrangle service-oriented infrastructure will be a key asset in the team and see you playing a major role in the design, build, operations, and evolution of the support infrastructure underpinning NeSI’s product delivery - from the my nesi user portal and associated microservices, through to domain-oriented virtual research environments integrating the full power of NeSI’s HPC platforms. You’ll partner closely with NeSI’s platforms team to ensure operational support processes are well aligned and that NeSI’s products and services are built and operated to high standards.

As a software engineer, your love of shaping technology will have a direct impact on the future of NeSI. You’ll bring your DevOps expertise to product integration and customisation efforts, ensuring CI/CD methodologies are followed, from infrastructure-as-code to continuous release. You’ll be immersed in all elements of adaptive and agile development practices, and be comfortable working across a multi-site distributed team. You’ll value open communication. You’ll be open to learning through coaching and mentoring and enjoy sharing with others to develop a team culture where each person thrives and performance is high. You’ll be curious about architectural design patterns and practices, seek to minimise technical debt, know when to build and know when to buy, and hold a strong interest in data and security.

Apply your experience and passion for technology working in a complex environment which incorporates development across web, APIs, federated identity, multi-factor security, relational and document databases, analysis and reporting pipelines, high performance and large scale computing and data systems, and cloud technologies.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review this Position Description here.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a 6.75% superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information on our benefits please visit our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Wednesday, 24 March 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and/or CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Additional Information

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.