HPC DEVOPS ENGINEER

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.

IHME has an outstanding opportunity for an HPC DevOps Engineer. The purpose of this position is to define, implement, and automate processes relating to the deployment of applications within IHME’s infrastructure. The DevOps Engineer will support development staff as they integrate new processes into the development workflow by defining processes, architecting environments, and advocating best practices relating to application security, scalability, and reusability. Additionally, a qualified candidate will monitor the deployed applications to ensure that our products remain available to their audiences. We are looking for a highly creative and organized individual with substantial experience in systems and IT operations who thrives on building rapidly deployable, scalable, and stable computational environments.

Our HPC cluster and interactive visualizations have been featured in news outlets, journal publications, and online resources; they are also instrumental in helping policymakers around the world make informed decisions to improve people’s health and empower researchers and analysts. The DevOps Engineer will report to the Director of IT Infrastructure Dev/Ops.

This position is contingent upon project funding availability.

Responsibilities include:

Process engineering


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