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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 275773-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:SMPH\Informatics and IT
Location: Madison
Categories: IT System and Application Administration

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is embarking on an exciting mission of establishing state of the art computational, data and informatics infrastructure for supporting cutting edge biomedical research and innovation to care. We are seeking a High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer to join our Informatics team and help us design, develop, and deploy highly complex research computing and computational science workflows that support researchers. Join now and participate in the creation of this new platform that leverages both on premise and cloud-based computing and storage. Successful candidates will also help researchers scale their data science and computational workflows from small to large scale datasets.

This DevOps Engineer position will be housed within School of Medicine and Public Health and will report to the Senior Director Research Computing.

Strong people and communication skills are required. The ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. The selected candidate must be committed to providing quality customer service and uphold SMPH core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, leadership, inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, accountability, and communication.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities: DevOps Engineer II (IT106)
DevOps Engineer III (IT107)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree


- Minimum 1 year professional experience designing, implementing and maintaining hybrid high performance computing environments for big data analytics
- Experience with modern programming languages (e.g., R, Python, Go, Java or Ruby)
- Experience with HPC system cluster management tools (e.g., Slurm)
- Experience with HPC storage (FC, SAS) principles and managing distributed file systems (e.g., Lustre, GlusterFS, Ceph)
- Familiarity with shared and distributed memory parallelism (OpenMP, MPI) and GPUs
- Familiarity with low-latency/high-bandwidth, interconnected infrastructure (e.g., Infiniband)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Experience with HPC for omics
- Experience with Agile or Scrum methodology and tools
- Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CICD) pipelines
- Experience managing resources in a Public Cloud (e.g., Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform)
- Professional experience in automation, configuration management, package/patch management, and monitoring using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools (e.g., Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt)
- Experience with regulatory or security regulations, controls and benchmarks like HIPAA, NIST 800-53 and CIS
- Experience with container and container orchestration solutions like Docker and Kubernetes

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $103,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Cody Roekle
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

DevOps Engineer II(IT106) or DevOps Engineer III(IT107)


A53-MEDICAL SCHOOL/Informatics and IT

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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