DevOps Engineer

  • NWEA
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Software Development

Job Description



DevOps Engineers are members of the Product Engineering group (PE) at NWEA — a high-functioning team of creative, collaborative, motivated, and professional individuals driven by the singular mission of helping all kids learn. DevOps engineers configure, deploy, monitor and triage applications in our co-located data centers. Additionally, DevOps help shepherd best practices, evangelize CI/CD, and automate all of the things.



  • Manage, configure, patch and maintain a fleet of 2,500+ CentOS 6/7 VMs across three co-located data centers.
  • Automate system processes and develop tooling for easing the administration burden
  • Implement security best practices across Linux VMs, third-party software, and AWS services
  • Participate in software development processes to support regular software releases
  • Participate in the evaluation, selection, and deployment of new technologies and tools
  • Work with colleagues to optimize overall system performance
  • Perform system audits, document findings, and publish recommendations
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation for production applications



  • 2+ years of experience writing and supporting Puppet code
  • 2+ years of experience administrating, configuring and maintaining Linux systems
  • 1+ years of experience supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins
  • Expert-level proficiency with one of the following programming languages: Ruby, Python, Golang
  • Experience writing automation to interact with REST APIs
  • High-level understanding of web application and microservice architecture (CDNs, LBs, Message Queueing, HA)
  • Experience participating in a 24/7 on-call rotation


Nice to have:

  • Experience working with Postgres and MySQL
  • Experience working with MongoDB
  • Experience with Sensu, Prometheus, Nagios, and PagerDuty
  • Experience with ELK stack (Filebeat, LogStash, Elastisearch)
  • Experience with Foreman, VMWare ESXi, vCenter


About us….


NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.


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90,000 - 105,000

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