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DevOps Engineer (Remote)

About Prodigy

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

Since being founded in 2011, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing EdTech startups in North America, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources with the goal of promoting a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for Prodigy’s popular Math Game for grades 1 to 8. Prodigy also provides online math tutoring via certified teachers who adapt their style and lessons to teach students in the way they learn best. Visit www.prodigygame.com, and see for yourself why teachers love Prodigy https://bit.ly/3hue7MC. Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin to see what it's like to work here!

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

Our 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

Overview
Our Engineering teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company! To continue our exponential growth, we are adding some more development talent to our Engineering teams. 

We are looking for DevOps Engineers to join the Infrastructure (AppOps) team at various levels. Our team is responsible for accelerating development across the company by giving engineering teams better access to operation skills and knowledge. We aim to improve developer happiness and productivity with better development tools and workflows, and ultimately achieve higher levels of software quality and reliability, so that we can give all children access to fun math education.

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
  • 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

  • 3+ 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 programming in at least one language: 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, Python, Go and Ruby applications

What We Offer

  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all full-time permanent employees
  • Learning and development budget for all full-time employees to use towards career growth and development opportunities 
  • We recognize 9-5 is not for everyone! We offer flexible working hours that will allow you to schedule your workday with a bit more freedom! 

  • While we operate 100% remotely, for the time being, we understand the importance of togetherness. We offer frequent and fun team and company events, to stay connected and in the know.

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Department: Core Services

Location: Toronto, Ontario

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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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