Senior DevOps Engineer
Think Through Learning Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

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About Think Through Learning:
Think Through Learning provides cutting edge, customized online math instruction to K-12 students through its award- winning SaaS product Think Through Math ( “TTM ”). Our high quality software is the 2012 winner of the SIIA CODiE award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution.

Think Through Learning, a high-energy web-based education company, seeks a professional, resourceful, hard-working team player to join us in our main Pittsburgh office as a full-time Senior DevOps Engineer. Working with the engineering and senior management staff, the Senior DevOps Engineer will be the primary owner of our production and development Web application infrastructure. This role will architect and implement Think through Math°s cloud infrastructure and serve as the primary point of contact for infrastructure and operations resources, as well as our consulting and partner organizations that provide infrastructure support. This person will be responsible for building an maintaining a monitoring and alerting framework in order to support Think Through Math°s Service Level Agreements with customers.

Desired skills:
Requirements of the Senior DevOps Engineer position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Demonstrable experience with cloud platforms – EC2, Rackspace. We strongly prefer candidates who have managed production infrastructure in a public cloud.
  • Ideally direct experience managing production applications on heroku
  • Experience with managing Postgres databases (we are not looking for a DBA though)
  • Experience with performance tuning and best practices, especially in Rails apps
  • Experience with supporting Wordpress (or able to argue in favor of a different blog platform)
  • Experience with git (github is a major plus)
  • Performance and scale testing solutions such as grinder or Blitz
  • Exposure to node.js and NoSQL platforms is a plus
  • Data warehouse tools and techniques
  • Other tools and monitoring platforms
    • New Relic
    • nginx
    • Varnish
    • Redis
    • Memcache
Qualifications and Characteristics:
  • Bachelor ’s degree in Computer Science or 5 year + System Administration experience with increasing responsibilities
  • Working knowledge of Ruby on Rails, CSS, JavaScript, Agile management systems such as Pivotal Tracker or a plus