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Linux DevOps Engineer

Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Harvard Business P

Job Description :
Required Qualifications :

Client: Harvard Business Publishing

Title: Linux DevOps Engineer   

Must be local and onsite in Brighton, MA 1 day a week.

They have free parking and are on the Commuter Rail

Must be able convert to perm after 6 months without sponsorship  

Pay Rate: $56/hr - $62/hr on W2


Must have Strong Linux, AWS, and Scripting (Perl, Python, or Bash). Must have experience scripting against API’s    

·        Title: Linux DevOps Engineer

·        No. of positions: 1

·        Company: Harvard Business Publishing

·        Company Information: Harvard Business Publishing was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University, with a focus on improving business management practices

·        Location: 20 Guest St, Brighton, MA 02135. Right outside the new Boston Landing stop on the Commuter line. Parking is also available and free to contractors, there is a garage directly across the st from the office.  

·        Team: DevOps and Infrastructure  

·        Why Open: opening on the team/have work    

·        Start: ASAP

·        Duration: 6 months contract, possibility for conversion  


Important Skills:

·        Tech:   AWS, Linux, API, scripting

·        Soft Skills: teamwork, strong communication, ownership, problem solving

·        Interview Process: 2 rounds of Webex interviews with manager and his 2 team leads  

·        Background Check: Yes, CORI


Day to Day: The Linux DevOps Engineer will take a lead role in the administration of infrastructure and applications in AWS and will be responsible for architect and support. They are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join their engineering team that focuses on our award-winning applications. They will work on an agile, outcomes driven team and act as a trusted partner to the product owner and agile project manager, and they will be developing supporting high-quality applications that align business goals to the millions of visitors that use our applications. The DevOps Engineer will also participate in on-call rotation and after hours support as required.  



·        Knowledge of AWS user, security, and networking configurations

·        Familiarity with Amazon Web Services: EC2, S3, CloudFormation, RDS, CloudFront, VPC, Route53, IAM, CloudWatch, Beanstalk and Lambda.

·        Expertise in Linux systems administration

·        An understanding of core network protocols and services (TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS, REST/SOAP, FTPS/SFTP, DNS, SSL, firewalls, load balancers)

·        Good scripting skills in perl, python or bash

·        Experience scripting against APIs

·        Application performance monitoring (Splunk, Nagios, New Relic, AlrtSite)

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·        Strong attention to detail

·        Self-motivated, proactive, energetic and tenacious

·        Excellent analytical, problem solving and resolution skills

·        Strong sense of ownership and responsibly



·        MSCS, BSCS or equivalent highly desirable

·        Technical certifications highly desirable

·        Software development experience (Java, C, C++, etc.…)

·        Experience with MySQL or Oracle

·        Experience with configuration management tools (Salt/Puppet/Chef)

·        Experience with Apache, Tomcat, Jenkins

·        An interest in continuous improvement, innovation, and simplification

·        The ability to translate business problems into practical, scalable technical solutions

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