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The College Board Senior DevOps Engineer in New York, Montana

College Board Technology Division - Item Cloud Team

100% Remote

About the Team:

The Item Cloud team is committed to building and driving innovation for internal-facing web applications that support College Board's core products. Our team consists of 2 small squads, each of which owns a unique, data-intensive, high-impact, single-page web application that represent our internal content creation processes. We own the full stack, from the infrastructure in AWS to the front-end and back-end code deployed there. We build everything serverless, in the cloud, leveraging current technologies and novel techniques to be a force-multiplier for the programs we serve. We are remote, but close-knit. We are strong advocates of work/life balance and flexibility with schedules when needed. We often accomplish our work through paired or mob programming. We are proactive, passionate, and outcome-oriented, putting a premium on quality and efficiency. We use Agile scrum to manage our work and deliver value regularly following a DevOps model. The impact of our efforts as creative problem-solvers and idea-generators leads to innovations and dramatic improvements in College Board's biggest program applications, serving millions of students to help them take ownership of their future.

About the Opportunity:

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be creating and maintaining the AWS infrastructure of a high-impact tool for College Board, a content creation web app that integrates with a newly emerging content management ecosystem. You will be responsible for implementing brand new infrastructure for current and new projects, improving the developer experience with automated CI/CD and repo integrations, monitoring, and reducing the cost of our AWS resources, setting up alerting for our applications, heading off any cloud vulnerabilities, spearheading "chaos" testing of our services, implementing fault-tolerance for our applications, and optimizing the performance of our deployments. As a Senior, you may be handed more vague requirements that require you to fill in the blanks with your knowledge and experience. You will also participate in training and supporting the other developers who work in the infrastructure code, advocating for DevOps best practices.

The current stack is AWS-based:
(fortthcoming) Terraform
Serverless Lambdas
DynamoDB
AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)
(forthcoming) DynamoDB Streams
OpenSearch (ElasticSearch)
S3 & CloudFront
Step Functions
APT Gateway
Kinesis Streams
Custom VPCs, Security Groups, WAF, and more

About You:
Communicative, approachable, self-driven, and collaborative
Expert in Cloud (ideally AWS) Infrastructure, especially surrounding VPC's/Subnets, Security Groups, WAFs, EC2, IAM, Route53, and Serverless tools and lambdas
Advanced in security concepts like AuthN/AuthZ, trust boundaries, the least-privilege principle, the OWASP Top Ten, and Infrastructure-as-code tools (like Terraform, CDK, or Pulumi)
Hands-on experience with Docker, Docker Compose, and setting up CI/CD pipelines.
Familiar with Kubernetes, Step Functions, and SNS/SQS
Knowledgeable in DevOps best practices and Developer Experience (DX) topics.

About Our Culture:
We are motivated to positively impact the education and career trajectories of millions of students per year
We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard.
We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your strengths, sharpen your skills, and achieve your development goals.
We work with the latest technologies, so you will be industry-forward instead of left behind.

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