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Cloud Engineer (DevOps, Automation Scripting) - REMOTE


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1530
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  Yes
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



At Ellucian, we are seeking talented individuals to join our Cloud Operations team.  So if you are a well-trained and motivated Cloud Engineer with strong AWS and scripting experience and are interested in a career delivering innovative solutions to our growing client base in higher education, then this is your ideal opportunity!  As a Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for:


  • Identifying, analyzing, and optimizing cloud operations processes in collaboration with the Network, Platform, Database, and Applications teams for automating.
  • Writing process requirements documents and decomposing each requirement into multiple user stories for bi-weekly sprint development cycle.
  • Designing, documenting, developing, testing, and deploying automation tools using Git, Python, Ansible, 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, Docker, and Jenkins.
  • Analyzing changes in business requirements and updating the existing documents, processes, methods, procedures, and tools to work with these changes.
  • Assisting the manager in addressing complex provisioning, deployment, configuration, and automation projects.


Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in developing automation tools using Perl, 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, Docker, and Jenkins.
  • 1+ years of experience with AWS VPC, EC2, S3, EBS, RDS, ELB, SNS, AMI, IAM, KMS, Route 53, CloudWatch, and Lambda.
  • Using scrum development methodology with JIRA.
  • Writing process requirements, technical design documents, and standard operating procedures.
  • Collaborating with cross functional global and remote teams with diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrating the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to changes in the business requirements.
  • Demonstrating good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


Desired qualifications


  • AWS Certified Developer or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer.
  • ITIL Foundation Certification v3.
  • Experience in supporting, maintaining, or using Ellucian products such as Banner and Colleague.
  • Web-based application development using Apache, Tomcat, IIS, and Nginx.
  • Network administration including DNS, IPAM, VPN, SSL certificates, and firewalls
  • Linux and Windows administration including AD and ADFS



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.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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