DevOps Engineer- System Administrator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

DEVOPS ENGINEER-SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION, edX, to help develop and maintain the infrastructure in AWS for all services and systems required to run the edX website. Will build out tools in order to improve the functionality of the platform. Responsibilities include working with developers and staff to maintain and improve the infrastructure of EdX; assisting with other technical support tasks to support the fast moving pace of EdX; and rapidly diagnosing and resolving faults with organization-wide servers and services and communicating with users as appropriate.

The DevOps team primarily focuses on the provisioning, configuration, and deployment of services at edX. The production environment is hosted in AWS on servers running Ubuntu Linux. In addition to the primary task of building infrastructure, the team also supports developers in a variety of other contexts, including helping with desktop development environments.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science; at least three years of systems administration experience, preferably in an academic setting; excellent working knowledge of Linux, both as an end-user and administrator; and excellent interpersonal skills for interfacing with a wide range of people up to board level. Must be adept in programming/scripting languages (Python preferred); familiar with a configuration management system such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef; and have experience running web applications in a production environment. Experience with some of the following technologies would be ideal: nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Django environments, Splunk, and/or Git. Job #10431-Q

The team participates in on-call and emergency support and occasional out of normal work hours will be required.


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