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Manager, Software Engineering (DevOps)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1649
Level of experience:  Management/Sr. Management
Remote:  No
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.



We are seeking a high caliber leader to lead our DevOps engineering team. This position, reporting to the VP of Cloud Architecture, will have significant growth opportunities as we drive improvement of DevOps maturity throughout a large R&D organization for full CI/CD automation and next-generation deployment architectures.




  • Lead team of DevOps engineers responsible for pipeline tools for CI/CD including automated testing, APM, DevSecOps tooling, and infrastructure-as-code
  • Select next generation of tools for continuous improvement of pipeline tools and processes, including leading projects for “build vs buy” decisions
  • Document and define best practices for DevOps maturity for adoption by developers across multiple product teams
  • Partner with R&D leaders across all products to operationalize infrastructure-as-code initiatives
  • Define KPIs and success metrics for DevOps teams as well as driving adoption by multiple product teams




  • 3-5+ years of experience leading DevOps engineering teams
  • Deep understanding of CI/CD best practices and tooling, cloud technologies, and infrastructure as code
  • Proven ability to perform in a collaborative, team-oriented, global environment with a strong customer orientation (internal and external).
  • Familiarity with ITIL
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization


Education / Certifications:


  • An undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or management, or equivalent experience is required
  • ITIL certification 



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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