DevOps Engineer - Boston

Massachusetts (Boston)

Job Highlights· Location: Remote, must be based in the United States· Salary Range: $115,000-$165,000, plus benefits· Position Type: Grant funded, limited-term opportunity· Position End Date: June 30, 2025


  • The DevOps Engineer will play a crucial role in advancing the CDC Foundation’s mission by providing engineering and technical guidance for the design, planning, development, and delivery of critical applications in a public health organization. Working within Boston Public Health Commission, IT, Data modernization, the DevOps Engineer will drive optimizations and improvements in the security, agility, responsiveness, and efficiency of deployment environments and applications into cloud platform. The candidate will bridge the gap between legacy development/operations teams and the shared culture and vision.
  • The DevOps Engineer will be hired by the CDC Foundation and assigned to the Boston Public Health Commission, IT, Data modernization. This position is eligible for a fully remote work arrangement for U.S. based candidates


  • Develop success metrics for DevOps infrastructure and drive improvement toward those measures.
  • Create and improve monitoring systems to collect data about applications, notify on any errors, and improve visibility/observability into application behavior.
  • Implementing various development, testing, automation tools, and IT infrastructure. Select and deploy appropriate CI/CD tools in cloud platform.
  • Assist application teams in deploying code regularly and as automatically as possible.
  • Lead incident response and mitigate site errors as they occur.
  • Lead postmortem discussions and drive continuous improvement to prevent similar outages.
  • Work to provide developers with the best tools and ensure system uptime and performance.
  • Conduct technology evaluations and provide architectural guidance.
  • Explain products or services to people who have varying levels of technical knowledge.
  • Map specific inquiries to product capabilities, identifying the product that best meets the agency partner’s needs.
  • Work on-call shifts, serving as first-line support for incidents. Drive down page frequency as low as possible.
  • Use infrastructure-as-code (currently, but not limited to, Terraform) and configuration management (currently, but not limited to, Chef) to automate Centers of Excellence (CoE) and agency DevOps AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud infrastructure.
  • Review code and consult with other engineers on new features and their implications for site performance, reliability, and security for the security of CoE and agency DevOps environments.
  • Conduct load tests to ensure the application is ready to handle projected user traffic.
  • Drive long-term improvement in CoE and agency DevOps system availability by removing single points of failure.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in complex technology implementations in a product-centric environment.
  • Experience with developing software, with emphasis on reliability, automation, testing, measuring, and scaling infrastructure.
  • Knowledge and experience in deployment and network operations, or systems administration including scripting, coding and development that focuses on improving the planning, testing and deployment both on-prem and cloud environment. Microsoft Azure is desirable.
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools and techniques and in-depth technical knowledge of system architectures including technical, data, application and network architectures.
  • Experience implementing software engineering practices for full software development life cycles (SDLC), including coding standards, code reviews, source code management, build processes, and testing.
  • Proficiency and experience in programming languages such as Ruby, Python, Java, C++, or JavaScript.
  • Integration experience using and building APIs.
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases like SQL Server, Postgress, MySQL, MongoDB, and others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and stakeholders to establish a shared vision and understanding of a project’s technical implementation, objectives, and goals
  • Experience with software development frameworks and libraries (e.g., React, Angular, Node.js).
  • Understand engineering best practices such as source control, automated testing, continuous integration and deployment(CI/CD), and peer review.
  • Ability to analyze complex technical requirements and translate them into scalable software solutions.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies, software design patterns, and best practices.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to be adept at conveying technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience working on cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams that deliver digital products and services in an incremental, user-focused environment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving project requirements and priorities.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; and the ability to develop productive working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Experience working in a virtual environment with remote partners and teams.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Special Notes

  • This role is involved in a dynamic public health program. As such, roles and responsibilities are subject to change as situations evolve. Roles and responsibilities listed above may be expanded upon or updated to match priorities and needs, once written approval is received by the CDC Foundation in order to best support the public health programming.

About the CDC Foundation

  • The CDC Foundation helps CDC save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. The CDC Foundation manages hundreds of programs each year impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. Visit for more information.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans. Apply

Job Profile


North America


United States


Automation tools AWS Azure Chef CI/CD Cloud Platform Communication Configuration Management DevOps Google Cloud Infrastructure Infrastructure as Code Problem-solving Software Engineering Terraform

  • Assist in code deployment
  • Conduct load tests
  • Conduct technology evaluations
  • Develop success metrics for DevOps infrastructure
  • Explain products/services to varying technical levels
  • Implement CI/CD tools
  • Improve monitoring systems
  • Lead incident response
  • Review code for performance, reliability, and security

5 years


Bachelor's degree Computer Science Software Engineering


Fully remote Must be based in the United States


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9