• University of California - Santa Cruz
  • $126,470.00 -187,710.00/year*
  • Santa Cruz , CA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 24 River St S

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Job Number

Recruitment Type

Job Title
DevOps Engineer

Engineering [319]

Genomics Institute

Hiring Unit
Genomics Institute

Job Open Date

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on:

Appointment Type
Career [2]

Start Date
Immediate Opening

End Date

Shift Differential


Furlough time period

Full time

Days per week

Average hours per day

Percent of Time

Fixed or Variable*

Average hours per week

Days of the week
Monday - Friday


Additional Comments
Please note: This position will be hired at either the systems administrator 3 or 4 level. Candidates are encouraged to apply to this position as well as 1908514.


This position requires passing a preemployment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.

Salary Information
Starting Salary Range: $6,250-$7,500/monthly.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits Eligibility
This position is eligible for Full benefits.

Systems Administrator 3 [7304]

Personnel Program
Professional Support Staff (PSS)

Salary Grade

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Summary Statement
Comprising diverse researchers from a variety of disciplines across academic divisions, the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads UC Santa Cruz's efforts to unlock the world's genomic data and accelerate breakthroughs in health and evolutionary biology. Our platforms, technologies, and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental and conservation efforts, while addressing the most fundamental societal and policy questions.

The Computational Genomics Platform (CGP) team uses big data technologies to facilitate genomic research for global health issues such as breast cancer and other genetic risk factors. The team collaborates with many universities and institutes around the world. Examples of projects include supporting a global team to create the Human Cell Atlas, a compendium that maps gene activity in each cell in the human body, and the National Health Institute Data Commons project, which is about developing the technology to share and combine controlled access to genomic data across different institutes.

This role applies systems infrastructure and software engineering concepts to resolve a wide range of issues that are moderately complex in scope. Selects methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Takes ownership of optimization of administrative task automation. Evaluates new technologies including performing simple to moderate cost / benefit analyses. If you are excited to work in a fast-paced, startup like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we encourage you to apply.

Qualifications / Competencies
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Demonstrated ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work as part of a team.

Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to learn.

Demonstrated ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.

Demonstrated understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

Demonstrated knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.

General knowledge of a variety of areas of IT.

Experience managing applications deployed on AWS and GCP.

Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system problem identification and resolution. Experience with design, configuration, operation, repair, and tuning of technology systems.

Demonstrated knowledge of computer security best practices and policies, including securing server-based software.

Experience writing and editing complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration, specifically scripts written for Python and Bash.

Experience triaging tickets on issue tracking systems such as JIRA, GitLab and GitHub, or comparable system.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Demonstrated skills working with AWS and GCP, specifically S3, SQS, SNS, Lambda, DynamoDB, Google PubSub, Google Storage and Google Cloud Functions.

Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent / related functions.

Ability to diagnose performance and scalability issues on a live system, with hundreds of concurrent users.

Experience administering 3rd party web applications used in managing engineering workflows such as JIRA, GitHub, Travis, GitLab and Slack.

Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Critical position requiring background check(s)*

Background check(s) required
Criminal History Review

If you selected \"license, certificate or degree\" above, specify the type here:

Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.

Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program*

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Supplemental documents (in addition to application) applicants will be allowed to attach
Cover Letter
Optional Doc #1
Optional Doc #2
Optional Doc #3

Quicklink to Posting
(Add https:// to the front of this text to create a functioning web link) jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central*quickFind=71694


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Writes and executes complex software and scripts to support systems management, log analysis and other system administration duties for multiple integrated systems.


Manages systems and services for cloud storage systems with Genomics Institute-wide scope and makes recommendations for purchases or upgrades. Performs analysis to acquire, install, modify and support operating systems, databases, utilities and Internet / intranet-related tools. Plans, designs and implements system updates and rollouts. May perform networking tasks and interoperability assessments for interconnected servers or
Associated topics: algorithm, application, backend, c c++, c++, develop, devops, java, python, sde

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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