Cloud Engineering Manager

| Austin
Civitas Learning is bringing together technology, design thinking, and data science in our mission to help one million more students graduate by 2025. We are searching for a world-class Cloud Engineering Manager, or a cloud engineering technical leader looking to move into management, to join our mission-driven company and be a key leader on our Cloud Engineering team. 
Our philosophy is simple: hire amazing engineers, give them the best tools and work environment, surround them with a great team, and help them deliver amazing software. Civitas prides itself on being one of the top Amazon Web Services customers in the Austin area and the top Ed-Tech customer in the world. Cloud Engineering at Civitas includes managing over 1,300 AWS resources across multiple internal and customer-facing environments. As a top AWS customer, the Cloud Engineering team is given top priority in working with Amazon Web Services' Product Teams to drive requirements and feedback across various AWS products such as: CloudFormation, Managed ElasticSearch, Elastic Map Reduce, and Redshift.
As a Cloud Engineering Manager you will work with each organization in engineering to help define, scope, implement, test, deploy, and monitor existing and new infrastructure and development-related tooling necessary to scale both client and internally facing products. You and your team will work closely with the engineering team in continuing to develop our data platform using technologies such as: Kubernetes, Apache Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Kibana, and other cutting edge technologies. 
Responsibilities
  • Lead the Cloud Engineering team to achieve diverse objectives in replicable, scalable ways and deliver security-sound products.
  • Ensure best practices to maintain our most important priority: security.
  • Provision, configure and maintain cloud resources including server instances, load balancers, security groups, DNS management, certificates. 
  • Optimize and elaborate on existing infrastructure components. 
  • Cross-region orchestration strategies and cost optimization. 
  • Act as a resource for Cloud Engineers on policies, procedures and technical issues. 
  • Direct planning of long and short term infrastructure improvement projects, including design, budgeting, and implementation. 
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 7+ years of experience in professional software development with an emphasis on cloud engineering.
  • 4+ years public cloud experience (AWS, Google, Azure).
  • Demonstrates mastery in public key infrastructure design: SSH, GPG, SSL.
  • Demonstrates mastery in intrusion-detection strategies.
  • Experience designing cost-control systems.
  • Demonstrates mastery in orchestration strategies.
  • Demonstrates mastery in network design: DNS, subnetting, VPN.
  • Familiar with Highly-Available Cluster environments: load-balanced services, fault-tolerant (master/slave) RDBMS systems.
  • Demonstrates mastery in deployment infrastructure design. 
  • Familiar with monitoring/alerting technologies. 
  • Familiar with separation of infrastructure concerns: principle of least knowledge/privilege.
  • Experience coaching, mentoring, and/or leading engineers. 
 
Nice to haves
  •  AWS certification a plus.
About Civitas Learning: 
Civitas Learning offers medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a 401k plan. We also have a generous flexible, paid time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 
Civitas Learning partners with universities and colleges dedicated to helping more students learn well and finish strong. We provide tools and services for educators that bring together and make the most of their diverse and disconnected data streams; personalize information and support for their students; and deepen understanding of the impact of their student-success initiatives. Through our work together, our partners are empowering leaders, advisors, faculty, & students—and measurably improving enrollment, persistence, and graduation outcomes.
Today, Civitas Learning is a strategic partner to more than 350 colleges and universities, serving nearly 8 million students. Together with our growing community of partners, Civitas Learning is making the most of the world’s learning data to graduate a million more students per year by 2025.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We're in the heart of downtown Austin near great restaurants and watering holes. We also love our view of Lady Bird Lake.

What are Civitas Learning Perks + Benefits

Civitas Learning Benefits Overview

Civitas Learning offers medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a 401k plan. We also have a generous flexible, paid time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our FSA allows you to utilize pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision expenses. The pre-tax contribution amount for 2018 is up to $2,650.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability coverage.
Dental Benefits
Keep your teeth clean! Our dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Our vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $10 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer comparable health insurance plans and are fully insured. Offering both an HSA (with employer contribution) and an FSA.
Life Insurance
We cover basic life insurance with additional options to purchase individual and dependent plans.
Pet Insurance
We love pets so we offer pet insurance to cover your dog or cat for accidents, illnesses, wellness care and more.
Wellness Programs
We promote healthy habits so we partner with Global Fit to offer various wellness programs and discounts.
Onsite Gym
Our corporate headquarters offers an onsite gym to employees to get their workout on!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We provide employees with a 401(k) option and auto enroll new employees at a 5% contribution.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family is important. Primary caregivers receive 100% of wages for 12 weeks with the option to take an additional 4 weeks unpaid. Secondary caregivers receive 100% of wages for 4 weeks.
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer a flexible work day schedule to all employees, pending their manager's discretion.
Remote Work Program
We allow employees to occasionally work remotely, pending their manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
We offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We trust our employees to get their work done and take off time as needed, which is why we offer a paid, open leave vacation policy.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
We offer paid sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We are here to do great work - jeans and all!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, hot & cold brew coffee, tea, soda, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered lunches on Wednesdays and breakfast on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Parking
Our employees don't worry about where they will park—we cover garage or lot parking. For those who bike or ride to work, we offer a stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to all of the wonderful perks and benefits we offer employees, we also have a diverse culture committee who's sole mission is to work together, with mutual respect of all perspectives, differences, and approaches, in advocacy of the current and future culture at Civitas Learning.

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