Site Reliability Engineer

DreamBox Learning - Remote - Full time

About Us:

Right now, even though STEM skills are increasingly important, over 60% of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are not proficient in math at their own grade-level. The pandemic has increased the opportunity gap for our most vulnerable students. As a society, we need to bring together our best, most creative minds to tackle this critical problem and ensure all kids are successful in math and school and have the tools they need to reach their potential. This includes developing the most innovative learning technology using advanced data science in a way that inspires students and empowers teachers. Come help us make a difference at DreamBox Learning.We’re passionate about our mission to radically transform the way the world learns. Today, our Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform – with its rigorous math curriculum and game-based environment – is helping 5 million kids and over 150,000 educators improve math achievement and build a love of math at the same time. In the wake of COVID-19, and the broad range of learning experiences: in-person, all virtual and hybrid models, we are uniquely positioned to bring our best-in-class adaptive learning platform to more students and provide Educators and Parents with insights into their student’s learning.We offer a flexible, hybrid work solution once it is safe to go back into the office. We are all 100% remote at this time.

About the Role:

Dreambox is looking for an experienced Site Reliability Engineer to join an emerging but mighty team of SREs to help us deliver best-in-class education technology software. In this role, you will be advising on all aspects of availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning. Our daily work improves the future potential and prospects of children and young adults in grades 3-12.

Join us and work with a team of top-notch developers who are designing the future of education technology software. If you would like to apply your skills to affect a positive outcome in the world, Dreambox may be your new home. We would love to meet you!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Producing simple, readable infrastructure-as-code using tools such as Terraform and Ansible.
  • Leveraging your hands-on development experience in one compiled language (such as Java) and one interpreted language (such as Python).
  • Applying your AWS expertise to help us deliver resilient systems backed up by a best-in-class infrastructure.
  • Ensuring the scalability, responsiveness, and resilience of the Reading Plus platform which has an average 99.9% uptime.
  • Helping us achieve best-in-class observability, monitoring, logging, root cause analysis, and high-availability operations (through canary deployments and other zero-downtime techniques).
  • Growing and nurturing the collective knowledge of the SRE and QA Team through daily mentoring, coaching, and removing of blockers.
  • Contributing directly to our software development process with your hands-on programming skills to build QA and Infrastructure automation software; researching, learning, and presenting findings on new technologies and approaches to complex problems.
  • Helping to shape and mold our multi-year strategic roadmap to ensure that we continue to push the envelope and deliver an exceptional user experience for children, young adults, teachers, and internal stakeholders.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or comparable technology related degree preferred
  • Exposure to a modern, compiled, non-JVM language such as Go or Rust, or a strong interest to learn and share your knowledge
  • Prior experience with modern DevOps practices and tools, such as container orchestration with Kubernetes, and the observability of distributed systems
  • Prior experience with feature flag development using a tool such as LaunchDarkly, and insight into the practices and processes that make feature flags a successful approach to achieving a high delivery tempo
  • An online portfolio of your previous work, such as OSS contributions, a personal GitHub account, a blog, a YouTube channel, or other material in the public domain

At DreamBox, we are hooked on celebrating diversity & providing an inclusive workplace and it shows throughout our product, brand, and teams. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Thanks for considering DreamBox Learning!

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