ORCID is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic professional for the position of DevOps Engineer. If you like the flexibility of a remote organization and the public-service orientation of a non-profit, join us on our mission to connect research and researchers!
ORCID is seeking a DevOps Engineer. As a DevOps engineer, you should work with other software developers and QA specialists and will be responsible for improving and maintaining the ORCID technological infrastructure.
If you like a mission-driven environment and enjoy working as part of a team, but are also self-motivated and organized to work remotely, this could be the job for you.
The position will be part of our Tech team, reporting to the Technology Manager. The successful candidate will want to be a part of a friendly, supportive, and productive team, and will believe in an “automate everything” approach to DevOps.
CAD 80000 to CAD 90000 Per Year
Work From Home
Responsibility for Getting Remote DevOps Jobs in Canada:
Maintain the ORCID technological infrastructure: Maintain the ORCID configuration management system, the current server stack, the databases, the CI, and any other SaaS systems used by ORCID to provide their services, such as Mailgun, Cloudflare, Rackspace, etc.
Improve the ORCID technological infrastructure: Work with the Tech Director, the Tech Manager, and the development team in general to improve the current technological infrastructure, by keeping our infrastructure up-to-date with the latest technologies and patches, finding new tools that could improve the services we provide and experiment with new technologies to decide which ones could be used by ORCID to provide better services.
Monitor the status of ORCID technological infrastructure: Constantly check ORCID monitoring infrastructure to find problems or vulnerabilities that could affect the performance of ORCID services.
Author use-cases, technical/functional requirements, flowcharts, diagrams, and documentation: Develop and maintain technical documentation, in the form of use-cases, technical/functional requirements, flowcharts, diagrams, docs, and wiki pages, required by the team to understand and maintain the existing technical infrastructure.
Participate actively in iterative development meetings (stand-ups, kick-offs, retrospectives), and design sessions with project teams and working groups
Collaborate with team members, consultants, designers, the development community, and users to plan, estimate and evaluate the risks of different features that could be added to the ORCID registry: Collaborate with different people from the ORCID community to generate plans that help ORCID to develop new functionalities or improve the existing ones.
Collaborate in the finding of bugs and areas of improvement in the current ORCID Registry and related projects.
Participate in the out-of-hours on-call rota, and respond to tech emergencies when required (estimated 10 weeks of compensated on-call shifts per year).
Skills for Getting Work From Home Engineer Job in Canada:
(ORCID encourages applicants who meet some, but not all of the requirements and qualifications, to apply)
5+ years of experience in DevOps.
Fluent in written and spoken English
Able to work during Europe and US business hours (at least half the working day should be between 1200-2000 UTC) including making twice-weekly meetings at 1500 UTC.
Linux admin skills.
Ability to work as part of a small DevOps team, with minimal supervision.
Exceptional communication skills and a strong work ethic; ability to prioritize effectively and get things done in a dynamic, unstructured environment.
Experience extracting actionable recommendations from feedback and data, and communicating them to stakeholders.
Proactive in suggesting new tools and solutions.
Motivated and results-driven, with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative.
Nice to Have
Experience with Rackspace Cloud.
Ability to travel internationally at least once a year.
ORCID is a mission-driven, member-supported, community-governed non-profit organization. Our vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. Every one of ORCID’s employees is committed to that vision as well.
We believe in and operate by our three values [read our Dignity at Work statement]. ORCID strives to be:
Inclusive: We make decisions collaboratively, involving our staff, the Board, those who support our mission, and the researchers and community that are the purpose of our work. We take a global view.
Trusted: Privacy and researcher control underscore everything we do.
Open: Our work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary.
Where We’re Located:
As a fully-remote organization serving researchers everywhere, ORCID is able to hire talented individuals all over the globe, and we aim to have our people located in the communities that we serve. We currently employ staff in the following regions (but welcome applicants from all locations, even if not listed here):
Set up, manage, and monitor container infrastructure in AWS, using Terraform and Kubernetes.
Migration of the ORCID Registry to AWS.
Evaluate, plan, and deliver monitoring tools for container-based systems.
Set up and manage new security scanning tools.
What We Do Now:
Server configuration management using Ansible.
Manage Linux virtual servers and containers.
Manage virtual network security.
Manage GitHub Actions CI/CD.
Automate routine tasks by writing Python and Bash scripts
Postgres DB backup/restore, monitoring.
Set up, manage, and monitor NoSQL servers (MongoDB).
Set up, manage, and monitor search servers (SOLR).
Manage monitoring systems (New Relic, Cloudflare, insights).