Job Opportunity: Research DevOps Support Engineer

NeSI is seeking a Research DevOps Support Engineer to join its national team. This role will connect with research teams across Aotearoa, offering guidance and advice, and helping them optimise their deployments’ availability, security, and effectiveness.

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 2nd April 2023 to be considered. 

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Research DevOps Support Engineer will be essential in contributing technical expertise and support, operating as a partner to research software engineers and DevOps engineers and their teams as they build research tools, products, and platforms. 

This is a rare opportunity to help shape and design NeSI’s newest cutting-edge “Flexible HPC” advanced research computing & data platform. This cloud-native infrastructure platform will close the gap for researchers wanting to bridge between highest performance and the broader benefits of cloud computing. As a platform owned and operated within Aotearoa New Zealand’s research sector and institutions, you’ll join a talented team working to merge technology with the important considerations of cultures and interests that operate well beyond infrastructure. You’ll value empathetic focus on end user communities, and be humble in supporting aspirations of a wide range of partners, including those emerging within a te ao Māori setting.

As a member of NeSI’s Support Team, you will work closely with our Platforms and Collaboration & Integration teams to maintain a keen awareness of cloud tooling and IT automation. You will act as an internal power user and subject matter expert, advocating for enhancements to our services. You’ll enjoy offering advice and supporting skill building, whether with your peers internally or with your partner research teams and organisations.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Please note, this is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent opportunity, with a salary range of $90,000-$100,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) is a collaboration of four institutions, including Waipapa Taumata Rau the University of Auckland, working in partnership with the NZ Government, providing High Performance Computing (HPC), analytics and consultancy services to the NZ research sector, Government agencies and Industrial research. Our primary aim is to grow the computing and analytics capability of researchers to ensure Aotearoa New Zealand’s future prosperity.

NeSI values diversity and inclusion across our teams, in our workspaces, with our partners and users. We are committed to developing partnerships and opportunities for Māori within the research sector, and realising a broader range of benefit sharing in ways which support Māori aspirations.

Significant research outcomes have resulted from the use of NeSI platforms and services across several scientific domains including health, environment, biodiversity, biochemistry, climate, weather and geology to name a few. We offer the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the New Zealand research landscape by working within the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI).

He kōrero mōu | About you

The successful candidate will have experience in cloud architecture planning and deployment, and in configuring a range of cloud-native software technologies. Your excellent communication skills, coupled with your people-oriented nature will see you work effectively with a diverse range of people and conveying complex tech to researchers.

Additionally, you will be comfortable handling escalated service requests and incidents, and managing change always while maintaining a user-centred perspective.

If you have a passion for empowering researchers to lift aspirations in the face of critical challenges and opportunities, and a desire to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply!

Additional Information

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

Waipapa Taumata Rau the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

Waipapa Taumata Rau the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 2nd April 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Gene Soudlenkov via for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.


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