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DevOps Engineer for Edtech company

at Schoolzilla in Oakland, CA   —   Jul 04, 2014   |  
Overview
DevOps Engineer needed to help us streamline our development and operations processes as we scale to serve millions of students. This is a hands-on technical opportunity where you put your diverse skills to good use ensuring the health of Schoolzilla’s infrastructure.

Schoolzilla is a team of developers and teachers that have made data easy to find, analyze, and act on. Our goal is to impact more than 1 million kids in the next 12 months, and we need your help to make it happen.

Interested candidates should send resumes and an introductory email to jobs@schoolzilla.org.
Responsibilities
Ensure the health of Schoolzilla’s infrastructure
Improve development, testing, and deployment processes
Lead the charge in automating and monitoring.
Experience
Systems Administration and Release Management
Knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure and experience managing private/public clouds
Bonus points if this person has K-12 education experience
Skills
Understanding of Release Management and Change Management best practices
Excellent Scripting skills (e.g. Ruby, Python, Shell, PowerShell) and experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet)
System Administration expertise on both Linux and Windows
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Methodical -- Able to take an ambiguous problem, break it down into a comprehensive set of possible solutions, and systematically eliminate options to find one that works. Good at troubleshooting and identifying root causes of problems.
Proactive -- Enjoys finding and acting on opportunities to improve systems. Identifies the most important problems and attacks them without being asked.
Lifelong Learners -- Loves learning new things. Curious, asks good questions. Solicits feedback from others, accepts it with grace, and acts on it.
Committed -- Driven to use their skills to solve problems that actually matter in life
Nice -- Kind, friendly, patient, and sincere.
Fun to work with and likes to laugh
Cares about schools, teachers, and kids. A lot.
Compensation
Competitive salary and benefits package
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