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DevOps Engineer (Development and Operations Engineer)

Dev Ops Engineer (Development and Operations Engineer)

REMOTE / FULL-TIME

About Amira Learning:

Amira’s mission is to reinvent the way kids learn to read. At Amira, you will use the power of relationship- building and problem-solving to help every child become a masterful and motivated reader. You will join an expert team that has built some of the most successful and widely used applications in U.S. schools. You will help deploy the next generation of AI-powered software for the classroom. You will be focused on the tip of the spear for our mission: ensuring that education leaders and teachers help kids use Amira successfully.

Amira was created at Carnegie Mellon University. The first AI-powered tutor, Amira is able to listen to young children read out loud, assess their mastery and deliver 1:1 personalized tutoring. Google and Amazon are investors and partners. Already at work in more than 5,000 schools in over 700 districts across the country, Amira is accelerating reading mastery for all readers K-6.

About this role:

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer who will manage infrastructure projects and processes to enhance our CI / CD as well as production monitoring, scaling and security. Keen attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a solid knowledge base are essential. This is an individual contributor role.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in scrum ceremonies (planning, standups, exits, retrospectives) on a weekly basis

  • Work directly with the development team

  • Design and implement build, deployment, and configuration management

  • Build and test automation tools for infrastructure provisioning

  • Handle code deployments in all environments

  • Monitor metrics and develop ways to improve

  • Provide technical guidance and educate team members and coworkers on development and operations

  • Build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards

  • Enhance and Manage CI and CD tools with team

  • Document and design various processes; update existing processes

  • Improve infrastructure development and application development

  • Follow all best practices and procedures as established by the company

Who you are:

  • You believe in the agile principle of working software over comprehensive documentation

  • You are comfortable working independently, and often with limited direction

  • You are a persistent, relentless, and responsive DevOps engineer who is comfortable jumping between tasks to optimize the teams' velocity

  • Extensive knowledge of Cloud Security and Best Practices

  • You have a desire to be at a Silicon Valley start-up, with the commitment and hours that requires

  • You have experience working for a Startup

  • Minimum 2 years’ previous experience in development and operations, or related IT, computer, or operations field using AWS

  • Experience with Linux infrastructures, database SQL (MS SQL), CI/CD tools, scripting such as JavaScript and Python

  • Up-to-date on the latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management

What Amira offers

  • Competitive salary for a start-up

  • Large company-level benefits

  • Meaningful stock option ownership

  • Cutting-edge work

  • The opportunity to help children around the world reach their full potential


Amira Learning is proud to celebrate diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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