Cloud computing and Big Data are transforming many areas of human endeavor. The Cloud Computing Initiative of the Hariri Institute at Boston University is building a small DevOps team to develop an open cloud and enable its use across many areas of research, from medical imaging to astronomy to transportation. We are looking for fearless DevOps engineers who can move from automating an OpenStack deployment with Puppet, to deploying and using a Hadoop cluster on it, to working with medical researchers on new elastic applications for radiology, to hacking on a new elastic operating system for deploying those applications.

Please see http://www.bu.edu/hic/2013/08/20/maritz-gift-to-launch-cci for more details on some of the ongoing projects.

You will work with a broad community of researchers and students, and will help guide the software development efforts of a number of graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. You will also engage with and be part of the larger open source community, helping guide the broader community initiatives andĀ helping ensure that innovation within our team can be upstreamed to the appropriate open source projects.

  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment where you have a lot of responsibilities and a passion to impact science and society.
  • Significant programming experience in Python, Shell Scripts, C and C++.
  • Expert knowledge of Linux/Unix systems.
  • Hands on experience with Hadoop, including setting up, configuring, and programming on a Hadoop platform.
  • Exceptional ability and motivation to solve problems and learn fast.
  • Experience in one of the database technologies: SQL, relational database (MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server) and efficient database design, NoSQL (e.g., HBase, Redis, MongoDB or Riak).
  • A GitHub account with some cool projects in it.
  • Open source development experience and experience in working with and releasing software into a community of developers.

We will add links to the official job postings shortly, but in the meantime, please reach out to us via the “contact us” link if you believe you fit the bill.