The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist - OpenStack DevOps Engineer

Hiring department TACC
Monthly salary $6,250+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-19-01-4204
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The candidate/successful applicant must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Texas by the start date. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Acts as a member of a team of cloud engineers and developers in the Advanced Computing Interfaces area of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

Essential Functions

As part of the Cloud and Interactive Computing (CIC) group, this position contributes to the design, implementation and operation of cloud infrastructure and develops supporting computational science endeavors. Contributes to the design, development, operation and support of our production OpenStack deployments, specifically the Chameleon cloud research testbed (cf. Uses devops tools such as Puppet, design automated deployment and delivery mechanisms that can be used to deploy our large microservice platforms for both on-prem and off-site deployments. Researches various cloud computing technologies and ideas for their applicability to projects. Contributes to the preparation of proposals to contracting agencies. Works with key stakeholders across the center and other researchers nationally to determine project requirements and desired results. Reports results of research in submissions to contracting agencies, in-house publications, journal articles and books, as appropriate. Remains available to travel and present hands-on training sessions promoting the use of cloud computing infrastructure and applications as teaching tools. Available for after-hours system support in the event of unexpected outage (pager duty). Collaborates and communicates clearly and effectively with researchers and colleagues. This includes participation in writing publications, presenting work at conferences, and preparing proposals, plans and reports for coworkers, project directors, principal investigators and sponsors.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, mathematics, or a computational science or engineering discipline with three years of relevant experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor. Strong Linux system administration skills. Familiarity with one devops automation tool such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef. Experience running OpenStack in production level environment. Experience deploying and administering large container-based platforms. Experience with advanced monitoring systems and services. Experience administering highly available object storage and/or block storage systems. Experience administering databases and/or messaging systems such as MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and RabbitMQ. Masters or Ph.D. degree or advanced coursework in computer science, information science, mathematics, or a computational science or engineering discipline.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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