Product Operations Engineer (DevOps / SRE)

Schoology, one of the fastest growing education technology companies, is putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience with an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) that connects the people, content and systems that fuel education. Millions of students, faculty and administrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools and higher education institutions worldwide use Schoology to advance what is possible in education.

Working at Schoology offers you a chance to help solve the most important challenges in education in an environment that’s fun, collaborative and innovative. We are looking for smart, creative individuals who are passionate about education and aren't afraid to show it.

What can you expect working at Schoology?

Given our explosive 2x user growth each of the last few years, and our best-in-class retention, we’re looking to add to our Product Operations team (aka DevOps).  Since we expect that growth to continue into late 2018 and 2019, you’ll help us first scale our existing infrastructure.  

Equally as important, we’ll look to you to help us balance working with our existing technologies/infrastructure and move forward with new technologies that support our award-winning platform, Schoology.  

Our plan is to move to a more supportable PaaS infrastructure where developers own their code as it goes out into production, and you’ll play a central part in making that happen.

You’ll be working with a team of engineers with a diverse skill set to deliver software in a measurable, reliable way, as well as help build a resilient, monitor-able, scalable platform.  

We like the DevOps philosophy here!  Collaboration and a common goal align us to deliver a pleasant experience, both for our customers, as well as the development team we’re all a part of.  

About you:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Expertise in writing with ruby, python, or any other interpreted scripting language.
  • A solid grasp of web application architecture.
  • Professional experience in a web application shop, especially in a "continuous deployment" environment.
  • Familiarity with Bamboo and Git, or any other continuous integration or revision control system.
  • Experience working with cloud-computing service providers like AWS.
  • Experience with containerization.  We use Docker.  Bonus points for experience in any of the modern container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes.

You’ll also:

  • Support and manage our AWS-based infrastructure, from web and data layers in both VMs and containers, to security groups, VPCs, load balancers, autoscaling, and cloudformation.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot performance issues for our databases, which include MySQL, Redis, MongoDB and Cassandra.
  • Participate in project-based work across the organization, as both a contributor, as well as a collaborator bringing operational experience leadership to other teams.  
  • Work on our Chef infrastructure, writing cookbooks, and providing code reviews.
  • Automate!  We work in python, ruby and bash, primarily.
  • Provide operational support to our SaaS platform, helping to troubleshoot our platform, as well as participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Help expand and support our continuous deployment pipeline.   

Bonus points for:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • Experience in any of the modern container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes.
  • Experience working with golang.
  • Recent experience supporting a SaaS platform, or other similar distributed system.
  • A self-starter who thrives in a fluid, fast-paced, evolving environment.

All team members at Schoology are expected to embody our core values which are Passion, Collaboration, Innovation, Curiosity and Integrity.

Our mission is to continuously advance what is possible in education.  You in?

Schoology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity of every kind.


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