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Site Reliability Engineer II

Site Reliability Engineer II

Requisition ID 
2017-2892
Job Locations 
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 
2/8/2017
Job Function 
Information Technology

More information about this job:

Overview:

Who are we?

Learning Objects® is a learning innovation partner with higher education and learning science expertise. We design and build innovative education programs, courses, and learning experiences. Using Difference Engine®, our next generation learning environment and tools, we collaborate with institutions and other education providers to deliver competency-based, personalized, and adaptive learning at scale.

 

What sets us apart?

Beyond our mission to transform education, we focus on our employees being themselves so they can focus on work. We have a casual dress code, flexible hours, stocked snacks, as well as monthly happy hours and social events. Additionally, the problems we solve are complex, so we’re committed to ensuring employees never stop learning. We invest in external learning opportunities and host various DC tech gatherings, like the AngularJS meet-up.

 

Your Team: Hosting and SaaS Operations

The SaaS Operations team is the backbone of our innovative technology and solutions that serve leaders of academic change as they transform teaching and learning for students globally. We’re a close-knit group, focused on maximizing the hosting, security, and database operations of our organization to ensure that our products run smoothly and effectively.

 

Your Role: Site Reliability Engineer II

You’ll be a key player in a small, internal team dedicated to crafting an optimal hosting environment. We are in the process of a big evolution of our infrastructure operations, so you’ll be able to dabble in everything from tiered support, through to special projects and process improvements. Most importantly, you’ll work with the rest of the team to create a high-functioning DevOps relationship across the organization.

Responsibilities:

What will you do?

  • Play a key role in developing next generation infrastructure with a focus on database architecture, automation and configuration management (currently using Ansible, CloudFormation)
  • Provision, clone, migrate, and support multiple development, test, and production environments across multiple AWS data centers globally
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for production infrastructure and services support
  • Meet SLAs and internal targets in an on-going effort to build and maintain a high-quality hosting environment
  • Continually improve processes, automation, documentation, monitoring, and security

Qualifications:

What do we need from you?

  • You have 4-6 years of experience completing duties similar to those above, specifically in a SaaS or highly available hosting environment
  • You have deep expertise in Linux systems administration and strong scaling and tuning experience
  • You possess and can leverage Puppet or Ansible experience as well as experience with scripting languages, like Ruby, Python, Bash, etc.
  • Worked with version control such as Git
  • Strong working knowledge of Amazon Web Services including EC2, S3, ELB, CloudFront CDN, and dynamic web applications and databases
  • Understanding of agile development, continuous delivery processes, ITIL requirements and knowledge of IT Security concepts
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Extra credit for:
    • Tomcat expertise
    • Worked with AWS CloudFormation, or Vagrant
    • New Relic, Zabbix, or Graphite monitoring
    • Experience with aws-cli, Python boto, or Ruby aws-sdk for AWS automation

What sets us apart?

Beyond our mission to transform education, we focus onour employees being themselves so they can focus on work. We have a casual dress code, flexible hours, stocked snacks, as well as monthly happy hours ans social events. Additionally, the problems we solve are complex, so we're committed to ensuring employees never stop learning. We invest in external learning opportunities and host various DC tech gatherings, like the AngularJS meet up.

 

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