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Senior DevOps Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

What do we do?
At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 2 out of 3 teachers in the U.S., Canada and Australia come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into a massive marketplace where teachers have created more than 3 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than five million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have downloaded TpT resources more than a billion times. If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask a teacher. Or try this recent article in Forbes.

Role:

As a Sr DevOps Engineer you will have the opportunity to build and maintain the foundation on which TpT is built. We are looking for individuals who are highly curious, passionate about infrastructure and wish to improve the lives of educators across the globe.

From day one you’ll be working at scale; our highly engaged user base includes over four million teachers and educators from around the world. As we grow our product you’ll take the initiative to design and implement simple, elegant solutions to our growing infrastructure needs.

In this role, you will:

  • Collaboratively create distributed systems that respond automatically to changes in load and unexpected events
  • Create reproducible infrastructure via a variety of modern technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Packer, and Chef
  • Systematically identify and fix performance bottlenecks within the application, database, OS, and network levels
  • Optimize end user performance by leveraging DNS and CDNs to minimize latency
  • Create developer tooling to minimize drudgery and reduce the possibilities of errors

Qualities for a successful candidate:

  • Is endlessly curious about infrastructure
  • Takes a measure twice, cut once approach to changing infrastructure
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
  • Readiness to automate processes in various languages, including PHP, Ruby, and Shell
  • Experience with Linux
  • 4+ years of experience in web development and operations

Extra Points for:

  • Being an active contributor to the open source community
  • Experience with containers
  • Knowledge of Ed-Tech
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

111 E 18th St, New York, NY 10016

An Insider's view of Teachers Pay Teachers

What are some social events your company does?

Every month a different team in the office will host a Teacher's Lounge. These can be anything ranging from a pumpkin-carving contest, to Office Olympics, where teams of TpT-er's represented a variety of different countries to compete for Office Olympic gold.

Emily

Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

My team works on the cloud infrastructure that we run all of our applications on, and we’re excited about creating pre-production environments for every pull request a developer opens. Using Kubernetes, we'd create temporary environments that mimic production but are isolated for testing purposes. This empowers our team to build with confidence.

Lucas Chi

Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of our company values is “We Learn and Grow Together”. The first few members of the Schools team started right around the same time, so we really had to embody that value! We were building a new set of features and got to make a lot of decisions. Looking back at the code we were writing when I started at TpT, we’ve definitely learned a lot.

Julia Sterling

Software Engineer

What are Teachers Pay Teachers Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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