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University of Michigan

Data & Operations Engineer

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. If possible, please include a link to your electronic portfolio/dossier as part of your resume.

What You'll Do

In this position, you will be empowered in a highly autonomous engineering role within a collaborative team leveraging modern technologies, languages and approaches. Work with complex data and cloud based solutions. Be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that focuses on creativity and impact; automation and iteration.

The engineer selected for this position will play a critical role in advancing and exploring the cutting-edge of software innovation at the University of Michigan. They will operate across a wide range of exciting new projects and technologies with a focus on creating and evolving automated and scalable solutions for large multi-source data pipelines and enterprise deployment infrastructure to to advance high-priority software innovations.

Who We Are

About the Educational Technology Team

As a Data & Operations Engineer at the Center for Academic Innovation, you will play a key role on the Education Technology team. This team is made up of diverse skill sets and individuals, including Software Developers, UX Designers, QA Analysts, DevOps Engineers, Data Scientists and Behavioral Scientists. We work collaboratively to apply our expertise to create innovative solutions, tools and technologies to the big challenges in education, enabling innovative learning and personalization at scale across the U-M community and beyond.

About the Center for Academic Innovation

The Center for Academic Innovation is where creativity, excellence, and the University of Michigan’s aspirations for societal impact combine to reimagine the future of higher education. Through curricular innovation, educational data and research, and educational technology, we position U-M as a global leader in academic innovation to create and inspire change in higher education and to reinforce an engaged and informed society.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:


Skills You Have

You are a self-driven team contributor who enjoys conceiving and implementing solutions to complex real world problems. You think in terms of abstraction, modularity and reuse. You architect your projects to address the situation in front of you and optimize for future flexibility. You know how to work backward to address a problem rather than accept a solution. You are known for your forward-looking mindset, anticipating needs and opportunities before they emerge. You believe in iteration and think in terms of efficiency and sustainability, pursuing automation and reducing points of failure. You take pride in the work you deliver and are known for the quality of your releases. You set ambitious goals and realistic milestones. You are valued as a team member and thought partner. You are comfortable presenting your ideas to your team and stakeholders. You are a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator who works well in team settings, knowing where to listen to the expertise of others and when to lead with your own.

You think from the user perspective and challenge yourself and your collaborators to think about impact and design solutions to identifiable challenges. You have experience creating something new and helping projects realize their potential.

Work Schedule

Additional Information

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more.

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  • A cover letter attached as the first page of your resume which includes your salary requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information, Computer Engineering or a related field and 2+ years of professional software development experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Experience deploying applications at scale using industry-standard practices such as Docker, OpenShift, Heroku, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud
  • Experience working with server side scripting languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience working with REST and/or GraphQL APIs
  • Experience with shell scripting and package based deployments (bash, pip, npm)
  • Experience working with relational database platforms (e.g.: MySQL, PostgreSQL or Oracle)
  • Hold strong attention to detail and concern for information accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment

About the Company

The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more.

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