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Cloud Engineer



Req ID:  1961
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.




Primary Responsibilities

As a Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Ellucian Cloud SaaS environments
  • Identifying, analysing, and optimizing cloud operations processes in collaboration with the Network, Platform, Database, and Applications teams for automating.
  • Designing, documenting, developing, testing, and deploying automation tools using Git, Python, Ansible, Terraform, Gradle, Docker, and Jenkins in the cloud.
  • Writing standard operating procedures and training our operations engineers to use and maintain the automation tools.
  • Testing, deploying, and advocating the use of devops technologies such as Git, Python, Ansible, Terraform, Gradle, Docker, and Jenkins.
  • Assisting the manager in addressing complex provisioning, deployment, configuration, and automation projects.

Selection Criteria – Professional skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in developing automation tools using Shell Scripting, Python, or Ruby for a large production environment with 1,000+ servers.
  • 1+ years of experience in developing and deploying automation tools using Git, Python, Ansible, Terraform, Gradle, Docker, and Jenkins.
  • 1+ years of experience with AWS VPC, EC2, S3, EBS, RDS, ELB, SNS, AMI, IAM, KMS, Route 53, CloudWatch, and Lambda.
  • Understanding of DevOps and Agile deployments.
  • Writing Knowledge Articles and developing standard operating procedures.

Desired qualifications

  • AWS Certified Developer or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer.
  • ITIL Foundation Certification v3.
  • Experience in Service Now or any other Operations Tools.
  • Web-based application stack understanding using Apache, Tomcat, IIS, and Nginx.
  • Linux administrations, database operations and Single Sign-on technologies.



Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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