DevOps Engineer System Administrator IV - Band G Institute of Biotechnology
We seek a DevOps Engineer to join a software engineering team as a part of the Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) project. With the support of the USDA-ARS, the Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) at Cornell University is the first large-scale public-sector effort to systematically apply genomic information to the breeding of specialty crops and animals. The project will develop and implement breeding and genomic data management systems to enhance the capacity of public-sector breeding programs to deliver increased rates of genetic gain. The breeding, genomic, and phenotypic data management systems will include databases, analytics, and decision support tools for breeders. A wide range of open source tools and platforms have already been built for breeding efforts in major crops and animals. This project will leverage these software development efforts, and focus on integration, cloud deployment, and ease of use for small breeding programs.
The incumbent will be located in Ithaca, NY, and will be part of a team of database/application developers and DevOps engineers, and will report directly to the BIP lead developer.
The project team at Cornell will be responsible for rapid cycle development of software, deployment in the cloud, coordination of genomic profiling, and integration with related initiatives at Cornell, nationally, and internationally. Tool development will be structured around a clear development cycle. Tool deployment will be followed by feedback from the breeders for further customization and improvement, mediated by application specialists. The success of the project will depend on tools and algorithmic solutions becoming fully integrated into the ARS and US breeding programs. Long-term success will be based on evidence of a measurable increase in the rate of genetic gain in the breeding programs. Funding for the effort is initially focused on tool development and developing genomic resources, but if successful will expand to large scale implementation across all breeding programs.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
5 – 7 years' experience in software development and DevOps
Strong background in Linux/Unix administration
Experience with automation/configuration management and continuous integration using Jenkins, Bamboo or an equivalent
Experience with source control systems like SVN, GIT or Bitbucket
Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
Strong experience with SQL like PostgreSQL and MySQL (NoSQL experience is a plus)
A working understanding of code and script (Python, Java, C++)
Proven knowledge of installation automation with Ansible and containerization with Dockers, Virtual Machines or similar technologies
Excellent communication skills are needed to work in this multi-disciplinary, multi-location and multi-cultural team.
Experience with NoSQL
Working knowledge of AWS, Azure or other cloud computing services
Security and compliance certifications
Experience with Log monitoring and analysis tools
The incumbent should have the ability to adapt to new programming techniques, languages and platforms. Experience in Amazon web services is highly recommended.
This position is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon continued funding.
For full consideration, please attach cover letter and resume to your application.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
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