Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Senior DevOps Engineer

MIT Open Learning seeks a senior DevOps engineer to collaborate with internal application engineers, the open-source community, and product stakeholders.  Will work across infrastructure automation, system security, developer tooling, application delivery, and platform observability to ensure that hundreds of thousands of learners across the globe are able to reliably access the educational opportunities that will improve their lives and their communities.


  • Deployment and maintenance of infrastructure that powers platforms, including MIT OpenCourseWare and MITx, the MIT instance of Open edX
  • Collaboration with the edX team and Open edX community to improve the Open edX platform
  • Provide application support, release engineering, and systems administration in a 24×7 environment
  • Advance best practices with the engineering team through participation in architecture, technical design, and code reviews
  • Use modern infrastructure tools and platforms (e.g., Pulumi, Consul, Vault) to automate AWS cloud environments

A full description is available at

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven years of related experience
  • Familiarity with network design and troubleshooting (DNS, TCP/UDP, IP routing)
  • Solid knowledge of UNIX/Linux, especially in virtualized environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, or Heroku
  • Experience with systems configuration management and provisioning tools such as Ansible, SaltStack, Chef or Puppet
  • Operational experience with relational and document databases
  • Experience with monitoring and logging systems using tools like Datadog or Newrelic and ELK or Splunk

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python and the Django framework
  • Experience with continuous integration and testing via tools like Concourse and GitHub Actions
  • Knowledge of best practices regarding infrastructure and application security in a cloud environment

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 19945.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

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