This is a full-time 3 year fixed-term position working within AURIN. The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) project ( www.aurin. ) is an exciting initiative tasked with delivering a state-of-the-art research infrastructure to support urban, built environment and social science researchers across the nation. The project has developed a core e-Infrastructure framework comprising over 5000 datasets and over 100 analytical and visualization tools.

AURIN supports researchers to access and analyse data in areas such as health, traffic, housing, energy/water challenges facing cities, and future city models. Many of these challenges are based on the access to and use of a wide variety of heterogeneous data sets from a range of data providers across Australia. Data providers include government departments (such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics), commercial/utility companies, universities and a range of other organisations.

The AURIN e-Infrastructure and datasets are accessible to authenticated researchers through a workbench of diverse applications, via the Australian Access Federation (

au ). The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for supporting the development, deployment, management and configuration of software systems developed as part of the AURIN project. As these systems are built and deployed on a virtualised infrastructure, that uses the NeCTAR Research Cloud ( www. ) and commercial cloud services, an understanding of the day-to-day challenges of software systems and virtualisation is essential.

The successful candidate will work in the AURIN office within the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (supporting the Data team) but will also collaborate with the Melbourne eResearch Group (MEG). The ability to rapidly pick up domain knowledge and configure, deploy and monitor software systems meeting potentially evolving research requirements is essential. To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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The University of Melbourne
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$91,913 - $99,495


16 Sep 2019


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