AWS DevOps Engineer

Remote /
Engineering – DevOps /
Full-time
ABOUT EDUPHORIA!

We're a Texas-based company that loves making powerful and intuitive web-based software for K-12 educators so they can focus on spending more time with their students. Our software helps school districts analyze students' progress, plan lessons, and manage their day-to-day activities.  We believe educators are heroes. Our purpose is to provide educators what they need to become superheroes. By bringing together assessment, curriculum, and professional growth for those closest to the student, educators can gain awareness, make thoughtful changes, and help students and educators thrive. Our supportive, family-­like environment extends to the educators we work with, allowing us to collaborate effectively. We believe in creating a culture where everyone is learning, teaching, and growing.
 
OUR TEAM

Over the past year, the Eduphoria! team has grown steadily in headcount, and as the company continues to grow and evolve we are committed to continually providing the right solutions to our customers & users and sustain an environment where employees can learn, teach, and thrive. We want everyone on the team to continually improve themselves and have the tools they need to do their best work. 
 
Based on this growth, we are hiring immediately for a skilled AWS DevOps Engineer to join our team.  This person will play a strategically pivotal role in Eduphoria’s growth & evolution, both for the Infrastructure and Engineering teams as well as for the company as a whole. Our Infrastructure and Engineering teams have been working to transition our products from Windows Server EC2 instances  to containers, API’s, and smaller server pools.  The exceptional candidate will help us build upon this foundation, while also helping to lay the groundwork for creating multiple dev/test environments to speed up our product testing and deployment processes.  The AWS DevOps Engineer reports to the Director of IT and Infrastructure.

Functions/Responsibilities:

    • Assist Infrastructure Team’s efforts in Orchestrating & Deploying our products in a cloud environment
    • Help to deliver automation and cloning of entire AWS external infrastructure (Creating environments that resemble production in size and scale)
    • Help to remove persistent servers, replacing them with on-demand environments
    • Guides Infrastructure & Engineering team members on best practices for creating & maintaining multi-environment AWS infrastructure
    • Help improve Developer understanding of AWS Service & Product offerings, capabilities, and pros/cons
    • Automate manual setup & configuration tasks (create customers, move customers between DB servers, etc.)
    • Leads efforts in implementing & maintaining consolidated System Monitoring solutions
    • Leads effort to modernize data syncing, migration and streaming between environments
    • Investigates projects early in development to determine planned usage and anticipate common pitfalls

Required Experience

    • Experience working with AWS in an enterprise environment
    • The ability to manage and maintain large datasets, the deprecation of old or stale data as well as replicating data between environments
    • Creating, maintaining, and improving automated build & deploy pipelines in Terraform, AWS, Azure, or a similar stack
    • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues found in distributed systems, find the root cause, and help to deliver the appropriate solution
    • Experience implementing and maintaining Windows Server/IIS/.NET technologies, including Windows automation and installation
    • Experience creating, troubleshooting and maintaining dev/prod/local environments as well as  the tooling around their creation
    • Helping teams write and maintain tooling required to orchestrate breaking our solution down into smaller pieces
    • Assisting teams with developing automation and self-healing strategies across the existing infrastructure
    • Experience with Powershell both automating Windows as well as automating AWS
    • Previous experience setting up and managing monitoring solutions for distributed cloud systems

Preferred Skills / Experience:

    • Have some previous experience with the C# language or a similar language
    • Have practical experience cloning AWS environments through automation
    • Planning & vetting technical requirements
    • Can use AWS IAM to appropriately administer Engineer authentication
    • Are great at creating, setting up and configuring test environments
    • Have experience working with  Amazon Aurora clusters
    • Are good at  project management to assist the team in breaking larger projects into smaller tasks with good estimates

Eduphoria! Offers You:

    • Competitive salary with bonus opportunity
    • Medical & Dental Insurance: The company covers 100% of premiums for employee and their dependents
    • HSA - Employer contributes monthly to cover employee's individual deductible
    • Unlimited flexible PTO
    • 11 Holidays, as well as 2 weeks at the end of the year to rest and recharge
    • 401k with employer match, pre-tax / Roth options
    • Work Remotely with no pressure – Eduphoria! has professional offices to serve our employees in the Austin and Plano area, however 100% remote work is acceptable
    • Long-Term Disability
    • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy for the employee
    • Cell Phone Service Reimbursement
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Assortment of voluntary policies (Vision, MASA, Critical Illness, Accident, Supplemental Life Insurance, Pet insurance, and more)
    • Reimbursement for business-related expenses
    • Professional Development Opportunities with leadership support
    • Friendly, collaborative, small company environment with a technically progressive culture/focus
Why work at Eduphoria? Our Employees say…
“It really is like a family here. You can talk to everybody at all levels, and they are open and very caring. Everybody is willing to share and contribute, and if any of us go through personal issues, everybody has been supportive. Work/Life balance here is second to none. We also listen to what our customer needs are and do our best to make it happen.” -- John, Sr Engineer

Eduphoria! is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Please note, we can hire those who are eligible to work in the United States, but we are not able to sponsor visas.