Cloud Engineer

Chicago, IL 60601

Posted: 03/01/2019 Category: Cloud Job Number: 11487

Cloud Engineer

Our client is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, the firm’ s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries.

  • Assist in the migration of  infrastructure to the cloud
  • Design, build and maintain the core infrastructure used by the firm’ s global engineering teams
  • Troubleshoot issues in production and other environments, working closely with Development, Database and QA team.
  • Participate in team code reviews to ensure code quality standards
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation (escalation)





Mission-Driven: Passionate about Discovery Education' s vision to transform teaching and learning, experience in education or ed-tech industry a plus

Professional Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years as a linux systems engineer/administrator and at least two years running production web applications on AWS or a similar public cloud
  • Experience running Docker in production
  • Experience with an orchestration system like Terraform or Heat
  • Experience with config management, preferably Puppet


Education:  Bachelor’ s Degree in computer science, or related field.  Comparable work and technical experience may be considered.


Collaborative: Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.


Self-Motivation and Self-Starter: The ability to do what needs to be done without being micromanaged; ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks, proactively manage numerous projects, and prioritize competing timelines; demonstrate a problem solving/ solution-oriented approach.

Kelly Hallgren

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