Hybrid Cloud DevOps Engineer

EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

Hybrid Cloud DevOps Engineer

EMBL-EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

Hinxton, United Kingdom

Organisation data: Technology and Science Integration
Job Number: EBI01948
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)
Advertised Grade-Grading: Grade 6 (monthly salary starting at £3,143 after tax) plus other paid benefits
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 3 years (renewable upto 9 years)
Contract Duration-Is this renewable to 9 years?: yes
Closing Date: 12 December 2021

About the team/job

The successful candidate will join the Cloud Consultants Team (Technology and Science Integration team - TSI) which is responsible for providing the agreed governance, technical support and architectural & policy guidance in the usage of public and hybrid clouds at EMBL-EBI.

Your role

Our team is supporting the transformation for more than 600 developers, bioinformaticians and researchers at EMBL-EBI to build cloud portable applications and pipelines (based on containers) that can be deployed on our public and internal infrastructure (Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and OpenStack). Inside this collaborative effort you will be responsible for:

  • Improving the automation of procedures in the usage of cloud resources;
  • Providing guidance and best practices in the usage of cloud technologies building practical starting-examples, proof of concepts and providing training;
  • Direct support with Research and Service teams to adapt their current pipelines to cloud native environments;
  • Collaborating in the development of cloud native solutions for European e-Infrastructure projects like the EOSC Life.

You have

You will have a Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a related discipline, or have equivalent experience. The role would be suitable for a Dev/Ops engineer who has interest in automation and experience with CI/CD and scientific pipelines in cloud environments (GCP and AWS). Development skills in Python and Bash are also required.

As the role will involve liaising with different groups and users, it is essential that you have excellent communication, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills in the English language. You should be able to pay attention to detail, demonstrate solid problem solving skills and have experience and ability to work on a high quality basis. You will also demonstrate proactiveness, with a willingness to take on new challenges and to learn new skills - including cloud qualifications where relevant.

Required

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a related discipline, or have equivalent experience;
  • At least 2 years of experience in cloud computing (GCP, AWS and/or OpenStack) using containers and Kubernetes;
  • Experience in frameworks supporting automated and repeatable processes in the cloud. (i.e. Terraform, Rundeck);
  • Experience using GitLab (or similar) for CI/CD and programming in Python and Bash;
  • Experience with logging and monitoring systems in GCP and AWS;
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills in the English language;
  • Be self-motivated and capable of working both independently and with teams both within and external to EMBL-EBI.

You might also have

  • Appropriate cloud certifications (i.e. Google Cloud Engineer and/or AWS Developer Associate);
  • Application experience in bioinformatics pipelines and workflow managers (i.e. NextFlow);
  • Experience of working within distributed project collaborations (e.g. European Commission projects).

Why join us

Do something meaningful

At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.

Join a culture of innovation

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.

Enjoy lots of benefits

  • Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme including 17% employer contribution, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover);
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays;
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required);
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely);
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances;
  • Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance.

For more details please see our employee benefits page.

What else you need to know

  • Contract duration: This position is a 3 year contract, renewable to a maximum of 9 years;
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants;
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities;
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you;
  • How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system.

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