DevOps Engineer II

The College Board in Reston, VA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Engineer, Developer, And Programmer
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $111,010.00 - 165,170.00 / Year*
position filled
The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a DevOps Engineer II for our Technology department. This position is based in our Reston, Virginia office.

About the College Board

We are a mission-focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement. We have promoted innovation, equity, and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators, and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP are just a few. Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities, and Advocacy.

Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies, the College Board is a mission-focused organization. This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment.

About the role

The DevOps Engineer II will design, develop and implement solutions that include not only the code that services business functionality, but the underlying infrastructure required to run that code and the systems required to deploy it.

Additionally, candidate will be responsible for complex coding, managing parts of ongoing projects and closely adhering to deadlines. Candidate will also take responsibility for creating design specifications and preparing technical documentation.

The DevOps Engineer II will leverage knowledge and experience in DevOps practices, automation, infrastructure orchestration, configuration management and continuous integration to assist College Board in implementing and leveraging a growing set of services and features to run mission-critical applications.

The successful candidate will be a highly communicative team player with experience in AWS technologies and comfortable with traditional and cloud infrastructure.

What you'll do

* Broad knowledge of discipline to provide professional, specialist or supervisory input across a range of activities

* Professional autonomy and discretion within operational policies

* May lead a team permanently or on a project basis and will be expected to assist in the execution of some processes on a variety of projects

* Accountable for results of work in own area

* Participate in on-call escalations to troubleshoot critical issues

Problem solving and innovation

* Identifies problems that affect departmental effectiveness or flow of work to other areas

* Solicits perspectives and ideas from others to resolve problems

* As appropriate, recommend changes in work functions, systems or procedures; proposes and helps implement improvement experiments using modern engineering design methods

* Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Identifies corrective actions


* Effectively communicates specialized information about programs, operations or services to varied audiences; fosters a high trust culture

* Makes formal presentations

* Conceptualizes and writes varied materials informing constituents of various products and services

* Reads, digests and summarizes large quantities of complex data

* Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects

* Represent the team


* Establishes networks across work streams enabling work to progress forward

* Shares job knowledge and provides solutions

* Makes meaningful contributions to projects and engineering initiatives

* Takes initiative, anticipates and provides insight into project roadmaps in support of both individual and group goals

* Interacts closely with senior technical team members

Customer service and support

* Seeks direct feedback from customers to determine program, product or service effectiveness

* Recommends new ways to promote programs, products and services in response to customer suggestions

* Participates in setting and meeting customer service standards and priorities

* Shares information received through direct customer contacts with other departments or divisions to enhance overall organization effectiveness

Leadership and decision making

* Effectively delegates tasks to others and is accountable for quality of results

* Establishes clear expectations regarding work assignments and communicates constructive feedback on a regular basis

* Provides constructive guidance and coaching to other staff within the work unit, as appropriate

* Independently makes decisions that affect achievement of assigned objectives, consistent with professional standards


Project process management

* Contributes to the development of program or project planning and budgeting

* Delegates work to appropriate staff, establishes priorities and monitors status, preparing regular progress reports

* Brokers resolutions to problems in meeting deadlines and with conflicting priorities

Job Knowledge

* Knowledgeable in all areas within functional scope of responsibilities

* Applies education, training and experience in a particular occupation to perform professional responsibilities independently

* Uses in-depth knowledge of College Board programs, products or services to meet constituent needs effectively. (we can cut this out of the job description)


* Prepares analysis of cost, available material and staff resources and anticipated revenues

* Employ reviews to reduce cycle time and maintain quality

About you

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering

* Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience in relevant technical positions

* Software Engineering Experience: Proficiency in authoring code in JavaScript, Python, and/or Bash

* Strong knowledge of cloud computing, especially AWS services

* Experience in monitoring. Be proactive to identify problems before they happen.

* Relevant understanding of networking, Database, security, and operating system concepts

* Experience in CICD tools such as Jenkins

* Excellent written and verbal communication, able to collaborate and rally support

More about you

* Familiarity with :

* Full stack development with REACT, Node.js, and AWS services including AWS Lambda

* Data science and machine learning with Python/R, open-source analytical/plotting tools/packages, and AWS services

* DevOps process and Agile/Scrum Methodology

* Orchestration/Configuration Management and Continuous Integration technology (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible etc.)

* Version control platforms (e.g. Git or BitBucket)

* Networking protocols such as HTTP, DNS and TCP/IP

* Atlassian tools: JIRA, and Confluence

* Software Development Life Cycle, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery


We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes up to four weeks of paid time off each year, comprehensive health insurance, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, ongoing professional development and training, and more.


Our mission is to clear a path for all students to own their future.

EEOC statement

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Associated topics: back end, c++, c#, develop, developer, java, perl, python, software developer, software engineer

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