Data/DevOps Engineer

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About the Job

The Data/DevOps Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining cloud-based solutions and technologies that support complex health data initiatives for the Vermont Health Information Exchange (HIE) and VITL. The ideal candidate will have proven experience with both cloud architecture and database technologies. This position will support data driven initiatives using technologies such as S3, Lambda, Kafka, SQS, Docker, Redshift, Postgres, and Couchbase. The Data/DevOps Engineer will also be responsible for building systems in alignment with the security controls, governance processes, and compliance measures of VITL’s system security planning processes.


  • Build, package, and deploy cloud systems utilizing automated functions in a DevOps framework.
  • Ensure the availability, performance, security, and scalability of services and systems.
  • Build and support both relational and non-relational databases.
  • Diagnose and resolve database performance issues.
  • Perform queries, data analyses, and generate data visualizations.
  • Write and review code in a version-controlled environment.
  • Support data quality initiatives and the development of test plans and benchmarking routines.
  • Define, configure, and implement monitoring, metrics, and logging systems.
  • Implement security and disaster recovery according to established standards policy and guidelines.
  • Collaborate across teams to understand system needs, design, and implement solutions.
  • Evaluate and recommend new technology products and services for cloud solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and ensure best practices for cloud solutions.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex cloud issues.

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or related field of study preferred, relevant industry experience may be substituted for degree requirements.
  • Two or more years’ experience provisioning, operating, and managing cloud-based services and environments such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with relational and non-relational databases, specific experience with MSSQL, Postgres, Redshift, and/or Couchbase is a plus.
  • Proficient in database design, indexing, query, and optimization.
  • Proficient with tools such as Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, Docker, Git, Ansible, Terraform, etc.
  • Proficient in scripting languages such as C#, Python, Java, Ruby, Bash, etc.
  • Intermediate knowledge of administering Linux or Windows systems.
  • Excellent network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Ability to articulate technology strategy.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


The VITL team is currently working remotely. The ideal candidate will live in Vermont and be available for in-person meetings. However, the Data/DevOps Engineer position can be performed remotely by a candidate willing to travel as necessary. All VITL employees must live in and work from the United States; VITL’s preference is someone located in the Eastern or Central times zones.


VITL is committed to the health and well-being of its employees, customers, and community, and requires employees be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, as recommended by federal and local health authorities, subject to accommodations provided in accordance with the law.  Individuals will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or have requested and received a waiver, as a condition of employment.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

VITL is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practices laws and a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, place of birth, crime victim status, ancestry, physical or mental condition, disability, pregnancy, citizenship or immigration status, status as a veteran, military service or obligation, a positive test result from an HIV-related blood test, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by such laws (“Protected Characteristics”). VITL’s policy of anti-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, advancement, and termination of employment. VITL prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against any employee, applicant, worker, or service provider on the basis of any Protected Characteristic.

Wage or Salary
100K-115K annually, based on experience