DevOps Engineer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

DEVOPS ENGINEER, edX, to help develop and maintain the infrastructure in AWS for all services and systems required to run the edX website. The DevOps team primarily focuses on the provisioning, configuration, deployment, and monitoring of services at edX. The edX production environment is hosted in AWS on servers running Ubuntu Linux.  EdX is actively working on extending its use of containerization, specifically via Docker.  Responsibilities include helping to build tools to automate, deploy, and monitor high-availability systems; working with developers and staff to maintain and improve the infrastructure of edX; rapidly diagnosing and resolving faults with services and communicating to users as appropriate; helping the open-edX community who are standing up the edX platform and making contributions to our open-source code; and continuously learning and taking on varying projects and consistently evaluating new technology. 

The position is ideal for engineers with programming skills, a systems administration background, and a passion for automation, configuration as code, metric-based decision making, and continuous improvement.

REQUIRED:  at least one year of professional experience and at least one spent administering and monitoring production systems; proficiency with programming/scripting languages, preferably Python; excellent working knowledge of Linux, both as an end-user and administrator; experience running web applications in a production environment; excellent communication skills for interfacing with technical and non-technical business stakeholders across edX.  Experience with some of the following technologies would be ideal: nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Django environments, Splunk, git, Jenkins.  Familiarity with a configuration management system such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef desirable; as is an understanding of general CS concepts including performance and data structures.  Job #15051-P


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