Company: Civitas Learning
Posted on: February 24, 2021
Civitas Learning is bringing together the best of new technology,
design thinking, and data science in our mission to help one
million more students graduate each year. We are building a data
platform and cloud-based applications to deliver insights and
action analytics to the frontlines of education. We are looking for
insanely talented people who want to jump in and roll up their
sleeves with us to make it all happen, and do the best work of
We are looking for a Cloud Engineer to help continuously evolve our
infrastructure. You will work to increase stability by looking for
ways our current infrastructure can break and work to build chaos
monkey level fault tolerance. Scalability is a shared concern with
development and will require great communication skills to
implement shared technologies such as Kafka and Vault. All of this
will also need to be done with security in mind, which will involve
working with InfoSec to implement policies for compliance without
hindering development efficiency.
- Own and maintain a Kubernetes cluster responsible for all core
applications which includes ensuring uptime, monitoring & alerting,
and the addition of new capabilities.
- Work with various dev and non-dev teams to architect, test, and
deploy solutions with a wide range of technologies.
- Actively manage and improve existing infrastructure, build
fault tolerant systems in all environments, and build tools to
empower developers to monitor, manage, and debug their own
- Develop a comprehensive health dashboard that can be used by
non-technical parties to assess the health of applications.
- Manage all aspects of AWS infrastructure (networking, access
controls, cost, auditing, etc.) and maintain our "infrastructure as
code" repository in Terraform.
- Build simple and efficient CI/CD pipelines that enable code to
rapidly make it to production with minimal intervention from
- BS in Computer Science or related industry experience
- 4+ years with a cloud provider and technologies such as AWS,
- 4+ years experience with languages such as shell, python or
Must have expertise in some of the following:
- Infrastructure management tools such as Terraform and
- Containers and related technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
- RDBMS (PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, etc.)
- Linux command line tools and troubleshooting methods
- CI/CD principles and automation tools (Jenkins, etc.)
Experience with some of the following is a huge bonus:
- Kubernetes in a production environment
- Deploying, maintaining, and leveraging application monitoring,
alerting, and logging tools (New Relic, Prometheus, Grafana,
- Runtime Configuration Management (e.g. 12 Factor Apps)
- Git (or other modern source control)
- Secure development practices
About Civitas Learning:
Civitas Learning partners with universities and colleges dedicated
to helping more students learn well and finish strong. We provide
tools and services for educators that bring together and make the
most of their diverse and disconnected data streams; personalize
information and support for their students; and deepen
understanding of the impact of their student-success initiatives.
Through our work together, our partners are empowering leaders,
advisors, faculty, & students-and measurably improving enrollment,
persistence, and graduation outcomes.
Today, Civitas Learning has more than 375 colleges and universities
as customers, serving nearly 8 million students. Together with our
growing community of customers, Civitas Learning is making the most
of the world's learning data to graduate a million more students
per year by 2025.
Civitas offers a comprehensive benefits package including a
company-wide bonus program, medical, dental, vision, disability
insurance, onsite paid parking, 401-K Program and a flexible paid
time off policy. Civitas Learning is an equal opportunity employer
and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status, or disability.
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