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DevOps Engineer

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 7219 


The Research and Development Systems Engineering (RDSE) Group in the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks to hire a DevOps Engineer. In this position, the individual selected will be embedded within our Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) group in the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate providing DevOps support.


Job Activities:

There are various technical tasks that will need to be performed in this role. Some of these tasks can include:

  • Develop solutions utilizing the including, but not limited to the following technologies: containers, Slurm schedulers, GitLab, and Kubernetes.
  • Develop and operate back-end data analysis workflows and processing at scale in an HPC environment.
  • Design and develop solutions on hybrid HPC and Cloud Computing Platforms
  • Supporting various scripting languages, including Python and Bash, in a Linux environment.
  • Deploy containers in a Docker/Kubernetes environment using CI/CD pipelines.
  • Develop documentation for the various solutions you produce.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of DevOps experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered).
  • 2 years of Linux Systems Engineering experience.
  • Experience managing a Kubernetes container environment.
  • Experience building, deploying, and managing Docker containers in a CI/CD environment.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages, including Python and Bash.
  • Demonstrated capabilities to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills suitable for user support and the ability to work well with peer system administrators is required.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field).
  • Experience working in an HPC environment.
  • Experience working with databases, including NoSQL, Postgres, and MySQL.
  • Knowledge of virtualization and container infrastructure (VMware).
  • Previous experience working in a government, scientific or other highly technical environment strongly desired.
  • Desire to learn and adopt new tools and technologies.
  • Good documentation skills are also desired.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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