IT Development Operations Engineer (Temporary)

Buffalo, NY

NOTE: This is a 12 month temporary (with possibility) to hire permanent position

Job Summary:

The IT Development Operations Engineer will demonstrate superb technical and automation competency, leading the projects related to D’Youville Websites and Domains, University Data Automation, and Development Quality Assurance. Qualified DevOps Engineers will have a background in IT, Project Management, Security and Systems Engineering, Development and Release Lifecycles, and Data Analysis.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Building and setting up new development tools and infrastructure
  • Primary Development lead on several projects related to D’Youville University Website
  • Upgrade, Domain Migration, and Blockchain Automation
  • Understanding the needs of stakeholders and conveying this to developers and leadership
  • Working on ways to automate and improve development and release processes
  • Testing and examining code written by others and analyzing results
  • Ensuring that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats
  • Identifying technical problems and developing software updates and ‘fixes’
  • Working with software developers and software engineers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended
  • Planning out projects and being involved in project management decisions
  • Other job duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills; polite and professional demeanor
  • Partner with all customers despite varied technical abilities
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Collaborative team spirit
  • Project Management Experience
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant experience
  • Experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar software engineering role
  • Proficient with git and git workflows
  • Experience with: Good knowledge of Ruby or Python
  • Experience in CMS systems a plus (Modern Campus, Drupal, WordPress)
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Problem Solving & Multi-tasking are essential for this role
  • Proven working experience in working in Windows, UNIX /Linux based environments.
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., HTML, PowerShell/Windows, Linux/Unix)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

Required Education: 

  • High School Diploma or GED Bachelor’s Degree or higher from Accredited College or University OR Equivalent Professional Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Experience with software engineering, website design and implementation, project management
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS) and Domain Architecture

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years IT DevOps Engineer Support (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years’ experience with Customer Service Skills/Project Management Skills
  • 3+ years Automation and Development Experience
  • Basic troubleshooting skills

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world. 

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit