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Senior DevOps Engineer

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Job Req: BB-3232
Company Entity: Nivel Siete
Community: Technology
Location: Colombia
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Senior DevOps Engineer

Remote – Colombia



The Opportunity:
Recently combined with Anthology, Blackboard offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.  


We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company. 


For more information about our company and career opportunities, please visit


As a member of our Infrastructure automation team, you will have the opportunity to join the group responsible for automating an industry-leading SaaS application used by millions of students every day.  We are looking for candidates to drive, design, and implement at scale our DevOps methodology. Qualified candidates will bring the latest software development, automation, and deployment practices and apply them every day. 

As Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting an always-available cloud-based SaaS platform. You will join a scrum team of fellow engineers following DevOps philosophies. You will work closely with engineers to support packaging, deployment, monitoring, and system reliability. You’ll bring the latest tools and techniques to achieve optimal results for Cloud applications as well as identify and drive opportunities to improve automation for deployment, management, and tooling. You will also develop tools to improve efficiency and provide self-service options and stay up to date on the latest Cloud development and deployment technologies.

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
  • Experience in DevOps of large-scale web applications
  • A deep understanding of Agile/SCRUM practices
  • Proficiency with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with Linux in a production environment
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving application and/or system-related issues
  • Proficiency with configuration management using Chef
  • Experience with large-scale software development processes and multi-region deployments
  • A deep understanding of continuous integration systems (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.)
  • Ability to script in python or ruby
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Self-starter and collaborative team player


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Java and/or web development experience 


The Office:
Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.   

  • Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district  
  • Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours   
  • Benefits in prepaid medicine, dental plan, and wellness allowance  
  • Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100  
  • Free parking for employees and paid parking for visitors   
  • Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings  
  • Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments   
  • Sodexo card provided for employees  
  • Daily budget to spend on beverage vending machines
  • Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page 
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic


 This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. 


Req ID: BB-3232

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