Lead DevOps Engineer

Industry: Education
Company size: 251-10K

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Job description

A well-established company that is rewriting the Edtech industry by providing world-class online live learning solutions is looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer. The engineer will be in charge of developing, maintaining, and optimizing the building process to support continuous integration. The U.S.-based company is enabling students and users to tap into their undiscovered learning potential by providing them with tailor-made learning solutions. During their Series C round, the company has managed to secure more than $106mn in funding. This position requires 6+ hours of overlap with the PST/EST time zones. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain AWS cloud infrastructure and setup, and make sure that all systems and services follow best practices for security and compliance
  • Develop internal platforms and services in close collaboration with development teams to allow for efficiency and self-service for those teams
  • Establish partnerships with groups like the operations, legal, and financial teams
  • Work cross-functionally to identify risks and assist in implementing solutions that safeguard clients' and the company's information 
  • To meet SLAs, make sure the SaaS services and related infrastructure continue to operate at the necessary levels of security, availability, reliability, scalability, and performance
  • Proactively report, debug, and resolve issues by working on developing incident management, operational monitoring, and alerting capabilities
  • Examine, fix, and promote engineering and build automation process improvements
  • Support and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the CI/CD, automated testing, and release technologies
  • Perform threat modeling, vulnerability analysis, and study of mitigation solutions as part of security risk assessment
  • Own vendor management for both current and upcoming vendors that the team uses
  • Participate in recurring on-call shifts for infrastructure and services that the team owns

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5+ years of relevant experience as a DevOps Engineer
  • 2+ years of Lead-related experience, including the ability to plan, organize, and complete large-scale, complicated cross-team initiatives
  • Prior knowledge of cloud infrastructure security and vulnerability (prevention, detection, and remedy)
  • Extensive AWS infrastructure building and maintenance expertise, including EC2, ELB, ALB, VPC, IAM, Route53, Lambda, Kinesis, CloudWatch, etc.
  • Track record of successfully managing and delivering infrastructure using Terraform, CDK, and CloudFormation
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of programming languages, including Shell, Python, Ruby, and Golang
  • Strong knowledge of pipeline software, including GitHub and Artifactory
  • An attitude of diligence and a strong sense of accountability
  • Great verbal and written communication, documentation, and teamwork abilities
  • Demonstrable experience working with a team to create and improve fantastic platforms and services
  • In-depth knowledge of SOC2, SOX, and FERPA compliance
  • Strong management, security, and scaling experience in regard to Kubernetes
  • Excellent English communication skills

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