The Informatics Development Operations Engineer works as part of an cross-functional agile team who create innovative software solutions and provide research data services to support cutting-edge biomedical research. This position requires collaboration with a diverse set of OCTRI research informatics staff, both internal and external collaborators, to (i) identify and implement opportunities to achieve a robust, reliable and efficient software development platform; (ii) provide easy-to-use and reliable mechanisms for product release and deployment; (iii) translate abstract research processes into concrete software applications using informatics techniques; (iv) develop computer systems critical to clinical and translational research protocols; and (v) communicate and cross-train on system/application designs to technical and non-technical peers, both verbally and in writing.
The Oregon Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) at OHSU is a catalyst for scientific collaboration, translation of biomedical advances into the community, innovation and research growth in Oregon and beyond. OCTRI’s mission is to enhance the efficiency and quality of rigorously translating research ideas into impact. To accomplish our mission, our 80-90 employees spread across 13 teams provide a broad expanse of clinical and translational services that include training, funding, research support, and community engagement. OCTRI is part of the National Center for Translational Sciences (NCATS)-funded CTSA consortium that encompasses 50+ hubs around the country. Visit our website to learn more: octri.org
Under minimal supervision the Research Dev Ops Engineer position will design, develop, deploy, support, and integrate engineering products and services to ensure the smooth operation and optimization of research computing infrastructure, and research data warehouse applications. As a member of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute’s Informatics team, you will provide architecture design, infrastructure planning, installation and configuration, application development and integration, as well as maintenance and support for overall performance in the design and build innovative, data-driven web applications and automation tools to provide critical research support in fulfillment of OCTRI’s mission to improve human health by enhancing the efficiency and quality with which research ideas are translated into impact. Ideal candidate to provide infrastructure planning, installation and configuration, application development and integration, as well as maintenance and support for overall performance.
Candidates must have experience and posses knowledge of routine system administration tasks such as commercial and open-source software installation, configuration, and optimization, with product like Apache httpd, MySQL and Tomcat. Ideal candidates will have experience designing secure and performant infrastructure utilizing virtualization and containerization with tools like Docker and Kubernetes. Candidates must have experience with data-driven web-based applications, working with databases and source control repositories. Candidate will have skills with at least one interpreted or compiled language (e.g., Java, Python, Go, Groovy, Bash, etc.).
Experience in an open-source, and/or research-oriented informatics environment is preferred. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a history of self-motivated and detail-oriented work and/or research. Candidates must be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively with a software engineering team in an agile environment (e.g. Scrum or similar methodology) and must have strong oral and written communication skills, project management, technical leadership, and willing to engage in team cross-training. Candidates must have the ability to learn unfamiliar technologies in support of legacy software as well as new initiatives.
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