Lead DevOps Engineer @ Prodigy Education

Posted 2 months ago

🌐 Location
Remote
🗃️ Category
Engineering
⌛ Commitment
Full-time
💼 Experience
Expert & Leadership (9+ years)
📝 Description

During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.

Prodigy Education is a global leader in game-based learning and is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in North America. Our mission is to help every student in the world love learning, motivating millions worldwide via fun, secure and accessible curriculum-aligned gameplay experiences. Visit www.prodigygame.com to learn more.

The Engineering team builds and operates a high performance, scalable, reliable, and secure technology platform that will allow us to transform education and deliver effective learning experiences to every student in the world. We do this by building for tomorrow, failing fast and early, and empowering each other to make things better. Interested in learning more about what we're working on? Visit the Prodigy Engineering blog at https://medium.com/prodigy-engineering

We are looking for Senior/Lead DevOps Engineers to join the Infrastructure team to build and operate our core orchestration platforms and cloud infrastructure. The initial concentration of work will be on compliance-related issues and upon certification will join the core cloud, infrastructure team.

Note: This role requires to work in the Canadian time zone (EST).

Your Impact:

- Work with modern infrastructure tools like Kubernetes, Istio, Flux, Terraform, Helm, Docker and DevSpace
- Collaborate with and support engineering teams to establish a standard of high availability and reliability for our production systems
- Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services
- Catch production errors and performance issues early with automated monitoring and alerting
- Implement cost savings initiatives and optimizations that directly affect our bottom line
- Participate in Governance and Compliance auditing
- Demonstrate accountability, leadership in the delivery of work, and be trusted to resolve unclear but urgent tasks
- Be part of a close team, who help each other solve problems and grow in ability

Who You Are:

- 7+ years in a formal DevOps role, preferably in high traffic/volume environments 
- Expertise running containerized services in Kubernetes on AWS or GCP in production
- Experience using Infrastructure as Code and proficient with tools such as Terraform and Helm
- Experience implementing best practices to enforce network and system security
- Knowledge of government and regulatory requirements as it relates to data information management is a bonus
- Experience programming in at least one language: [Node.js](http://node.js/), Python, Go or Ruby
- Strong communication skills and an eagerness to share your knowledge with team members
- Quick learner, regardless of the languages and technologies used

Our Core Technologies:

- Amazon Web Services extensively
- Kubernetes on EKS
- Istio service mesh
- RDS Aurora Postgres for storage and Redis for caching
- Terraform and Helm for Infrastructure as Code
- GitHub for version control and GitHub Actions continuous integration (CI)
- Flux enabled application deployment (CD)
- Datadog, Prometheus and Grafana for monitoring, logs and alerting
- DevSpace for fast cloud-native software development
- Sentry for error tracking
- Dockerized [Node.js](http://node.js/), Python, Go and Ruby applications

Working at Prodigy

- Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning! Together we are improving accessibility to education for students worldwide, and that’s what drives us to do our best everyday. Our culture centred around having a Growth Mindset and Extreme Ownership enables us to do great work while developing ourselves and each other in the process. As one of the fastest growing EdTech companies in North America, we have won industry accolades, including being named one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies in 2021. Prodigy employees enjoy competitive total rewards including stock options and health benefits, as well as a learning and wellness fund. We value the importance of togetherness and host frequent and fun team events to stay connected and build relationships. Our hybrid work arrangement gives employees the flexibility to choose whether they work from home or in-office based on what works best for them on any given day. We encourage employees to visit the office from time to time for company and team events.
- _Please note: the privacy and security of our users is of the utmost importance to us, and all employees will be expected to act in accordance with Prodigy’s stringent security policies.  _
- Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter and Instagram to learn more, or visit our Culture Blog at [www.prodigygame.com](http://www.prodigygame.com/).
- #Li-remote #LI-SM1

Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

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