DevOps Engineer- Solutions Team
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

DevOp ENGINEER-SOLUTIONS TEAM, edX, to help develop and maintain the infrastructure in AWS for all services and systems required to run the Open edX platform. The DevOps team primarily focuses on the provisioning, configuration, and deployment of services at edX, but also supports solutions developers in a variety of other contexts. The primary hosting environment for the Open edX platform in AWS is on servers running Ubuntu Linux; however, running the platform in other environments will also be explored, e.g., Open Stack, Google Compute Engine, etc. Responsibilities include writing scripts and other means to automate the process of provisioning and deploying to hosting environments; setting up production health monitoring and alerts; continually improving best practices; meeting with customers and partners regarding hosting solutions of the platform; and rapidly diagnosing and resolving faults with organization-wide servers and services, communicating with customers as appropriate.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science; at least three years’ systems administration experience, preferably in an academic setting; excellent working knowledge of Linux, both as an end-user and administrator; proficiency with programming/scripting languages (Python preferred); familiarity with a configuration management system such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef; experience running web applications in a production environment; and excellent personal interaction skills for interfacing with a wide range of people up to board level. Experience with some of the following technologies would be ideal: Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Django environments, Splunk, and/or Git. Job #10497-Q

Will participate in on-call and emergency support and work occasional out-of-normal hours.

9/18/13

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