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Schoology is transforming learning through the collaboration of passionate individuals.
Engineering, Full Time    New York City HQ    Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018
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Schoology, one of the fastest growing education technology companies, is putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience with an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) that connects the people, content & systems that fuel education. Millions of students, faculty & administrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools & higher education institutions worldwide use Schoology to advance what is possible in education.

Working at Schoology offers you a chance to help solve the most important challenges in education in an environment thats fun, collaborative & innovative. We are looking for smart, creative individuals who are passionate about education & aren't afraid to show it.

What can you expect working at Schoology?

Given our explosive 2x user growth each of the last few years, & our best-in-class retention, were looking to add to our Product Operations team (aka DevOps). Since we expect that growth to continue into late 2018 & 2019, youll help us first scale our existing infrastructure.

Equally as important, well look to you to help us balance working with our existing technologies/infrastructure & move forward with new technologies that support our award-winning platform, Schoology.

Our plan is to move to a more supportable PaaS infrastructure where developers own their code as it goes out into production, & youll play a central part in making that happen.

Youll be working with a team of engineers with a diverse skill set to deliver software in a measurable, reliable way, as well as help build a resilient, monitor-able, scalable platform.

We like the DevOps philosophy here! Collaboration & a common goal align us to deliver a pleasant experience, both for our customers, as well as the development team were all a part of.

About you:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal.
  • Expertise in writing with ruby, python, or any other interpreted scripting language.
  • A solid grasp of web application architecture.
  • Professional experience in a web application shop, especially in a "continuous deployment" environment.
  • Familiarity with Bamboo & Git, or any other continuous integration or revision control system.
  • Experience working with cloud-computing service providers like AWS.
  • Experience with containerization. We use Docker. Bonus points for experience in any of the modern container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes.

Youll also:

  • Support & manage our AWS-based infrastructure, from web & data layers in both VMs & containers, to security groups, VPCs, load balancers, autoscaling, & cloudformation.
  • Optimize & troubleshoot performance issues for our databases, which include MySQL, Redis, MongoDB and Cassandra.
  • Participate in project-based work across the organization, as both a contributor, as well as a collaborator bringing operational experience leadership to other teams.
  • Work on our Chef infrastructure, writing cookbooks, & providing code reviews.
  • Automate! We work in python, ruby and bash, primarily.
  • Provide operational support to our SaaS platform, helping to troubleshoot our platform, as well as participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Help expand & support our continuous deployment pipeline.

Bonus points for:

  • A bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • Experience in any of the modern container orchestration frameworks, such as Kubernetes.
  • Experience working with golang.
  • Recent experience supporting a SaaS platform, or other similar distributed system.
  • A self-starter who thrives in a fluid, fast-paced, evolving environment.

All team members at Schoology are expected to embody our core values which are Passion, Collaboration, Innovation, Curiosity & Integrity.

Our mission is to continuously advance what is possible in education. You in?

Schoology is an Equal Opportunity Employer & embraces diversity of every kind.

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