Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer - Ruby on Rails - San Mateo, CA

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About Us:
Rafter, Inc. , the leading course materials management platform. Rafter lowers the cost of education by providing colleges and universities with much needed tools to manage the rapidly changing world of course materials on campus. To learn more visit and watch our video. Rafter evoloved from, the first online textbook rental site, launched in 2008 with a mission to make education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 80% off the retail price. Rafter is one of the few private ed tech companies that is truly lowering the cost of higher education for students. By working directly with more than 300 schools to turn the painful and archaic process of managing course materials into a low cost, student-centric service, Rafter has saved students more than $190m. By taking an enterprise approach to course materials management, the Rafter Course Materials Network takes a more holistic approach that provides colleges and universities with a path to discover, adopt, distribute and manage physical and digital course materials.

Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer - Ruby on Rails

Position Summary:
In order to meet our explosive growth, we are seeking a DevOps Software Engineer to join our team. We've already invested in automating many parts of our infrastructure and deployment systems but we're looking for you to help us make them even better. The DevOps group at BookRenter strives to improve our processes so our engineering and operations teams can work smarter and faster. Above all, we are looking for a candidate that is passionate about DevOps and a strong believer in the concept "infrastructure as code".

Primary Responsibilities:
Building and improving our automated infrastructure through Chef
Improving site performance, monitoring, and overall stability of our platform
Supporting our engineering and operations teams to meet infrastructure needs
Improving our deployment and release processes
Troubleshooting site issues

Minimum Requirements:
Strong Ruby and Ruby on Rails knowledge
Strong Linux skills (preferably Ubuntu)
Sound programming fundamentals with a passion for elegant code
Experience scaling web applications
Experience managing web servers

Pluses :
Hands on experience with configuration managements tools and concepts (Chef, Puppet, etc.)
MySQL experience from both a developer and administrator perspective
Experience with advanced networking and high availability systems
Experience with cloud computing and/or AWS
Experience with disaster recovery and resilience

This position offers competitive salary, benefits, and the chance to improve the lives of millions of students.