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The Engineering Department at Open Learning is looking for a full time Senior DevOps Engineer to join a team with big ambitions to redefine the use of technology in teaching and learning at MIT and beyond. You will participate in the design, architecture, implementation, and delivery of some of the most exciting teaching and learning platforms at MIT, including MITx Residential, MITx Online, MIT OpenCourseWare, MIT Bootcamps, and MIT xPRO.


  • Design, develop, and deploy architectural components of infrastructure and data platforms that support the mission of Open Learning
  • Automate configuration and deployment of applications using modern infrastructure tools and platforms (e.g. Consul, Vault, Pulumi) in an AWS cloud environment
  • Build tooling and document workflows to support software engineers in developing production-ready, scalable  applications with flexible APIs
  • Application support, release engineering, systems administration in a 24x7 environment
  • Advance best practices with the engineering team through participation in architecture, technical design and code reviews.


  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux, especially in virtualized environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Heroku
  • Operational experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL,  and ElasticSearch
  • Experience  with monitoring and logging systems, using tools like Grafana, Prometheus, etc.
  • Experience supporting developers and development environments


  • Experience with Python and the Django framework
  • Experience with continuous integration and testing via tools like Concourse, GitHub Actions, etc.
  • Experience with data pipeline concepts
  • Interest in designing and adapting software to be twelve factor applications
  • Knowledge of best practices regarding infrastructure and application security in a cloud environment

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.