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Senior Cloud Engineer (DevOps, AWS)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  710
Level of experience:  Senior Level
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.




Must be able to work from Ellucian's office locations in Lake Mary, FL or Reston, VA office (we offer relocation assistance)

Seeking Engineers with AWS, DevOps, Automation and LINUX Administration experience


Are you a talented, inspired Cloud Engineer with AWS and strong scripting skills?  Are you interested in a career delivering innovative solutions? You would thrive with our growing client base in higher education!  This could be your next ideal opportunity!


As a Cloud Engineer, you will work with diverse technologies to build tools and automation to eliminate manual operations and craft repeatable processes, thereby maintaining a highly available server infrastructure for deploying instances, applying operating system updates, managing configuration changes, and system tuning. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational support for Linux and Windows hosts and their services, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolving problems, along with collaborating with DevOps engineers to improve the platform. You will be responsible for documenting your tickets and projects, along with establishing best operating practices.


This is a mix of engineering and operations role with strong customer focus for a global, world-class SaaS provider operating 24x7x365.


  • 5+ years of experience with enterprise scale Linux administration
  • 2+ years of hands-on operational experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Solid knowledge of AWS platform and its services - including but not limited to: AMIs, Route53, VPC, EC2, S3, EBS, ELB, SQS, Cloud Watch
  • Hands on experience in AWS provisioning of systems, securing of VPC, implementation of Security Groups, Identity and Access Management, Backups, Restore and Disaster Recovery
  • Automation and configuration management using Ansible, Terraform and Packer (Puppet or Chef experience welcome)
  • CLI and API scripting (Bash/Shell, Python, Javscript)
  • System health monitoring and optimizing performance (CloudWatch, SolarWinds, Nagios, SumoLogic, Splunk)
  • Administration of web servers running Apache, Tomcat, IIS, Nginx
  • Networking including DNS, certificate management, load balancing, firewalls and routing.
  • Exceptional problem solving
  • Enterprise scale cloud environment delivering PaaS and/or SaaS solutions
  • ITIL Knowledge (Incident, Change and Problem Management) and tools (Service Now)
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and able to adapt to changing business needs
  • Be the subject matter expert for assigned specializations. Publish, improve and maintain technical documentation along with processes and procedures.
  • Work well with cross functional global and remote teams
  • Worked in an operational support role with after hours on call responsibilities


Desired Education/Certifications & Knowledge:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • AWS Certification
  • ITIL Foundation Certification v3 (a plus)
  • Multi-region, multi-tenant environment a plus




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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