Sr DevOps Engineer

  • Technology
  • Washington DC, United States

Sr DevOps Engineer

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Sr DevOps Engineer.


Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 900 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Job Purpose

The Sr DevOps Engineer ensures our software engineering teams have the right tools and platform capabilities to develop, test, and deliver our digital software products to production. Successful candidates for this position get joy from automating processes that were previously manual. You think about cycle time, deployment frequency, and promotion of code from environment to environment. You also get joy from coaching junior engineers and seeing the lightbulb moment when you’ve helped them get some new concept. Our software was born in the cloud. We have no on-premise data center. Successful candidates should be fluent in AWS and cloud native architectures and tools.


  • Implement CI/CD and infrastructure automation using a combination of Github Actions, Terraform, and Node
  • Implement scripts to be executed from Rundeck to automate recurring tasks related to access management or infrastructure
  • Identify recurring tasks that require manual steps, that could otherwise be automated; design solutions that automate these processes
  • Coach software engineers and testers on AWS components that can be used as part of their application and how best to automate their provisioning
  • Provide technical guidance to DevOps team members through design sessions, code reviews, and pair programming


  • Knowledge of cloud native application architectures, including one or more of the following: serverless, containerization, infrastructure-as-code.
  • Ability to develop infrastructure-as-code with elements of the following tech stack: NodeJS / Typescript, Terraform or Cloud Formation, Github, NestJS, NextJS.
  • Understanding of CI / CD principles and solutions.
  • Skilled in the craft of software engineering, including knowledge of modern software engineering practices (git source control, CI/CD, package management, code quality metrics, code review practices).
  • AWS Solution Architect or DevOps Associate level (or higher) certification preferred, or equivalent body of knowledge.


Required Education

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree


  • Full-time


  • Washington D.C.

Resume and cover letter required.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.