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Senior DevOps Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Jun 8, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Senior DevOps Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic



The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.



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



We are tasked with building automation that simplifies the traditionally difficult. Our goal is to give our internal teams self-service tools while also deploying our applications in a reliable, repeatable, consistent, and scalable approach. We run on AWS and are tasked with everything from code commit to code deploy.  We do this by utilizing technologies like AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, Chef, Jenkins, Linux, and CDK. We ensure monitoring is a top priority and use a follow the sun methodology for escalations. 



The team is made up of different skillsets, backgrounds and experience which culminates in a group capable of handling a wide range of responsibilities.  We do that by adopting the right technology for the job or building our own if needed.  No one member defines who we are or what we do. 



The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Software development skills in one of the following languages: Python, Java, PHP, Go, or React 
  • Finds value in linting code, creating unit tests, and being an active participant in code reviews 
  • Likes seeing a computer do what people thought only a human could do 
  • Computer science/engineering background or a strong technical background 
  • Experience using AWS, Azure, or GCP 
  • A desire to use the newest technologies at scale 



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with systems or application programming 
  • Willingness to take ownership of the full deployment lifecycle including monitoring/alerting 
  • Enjoys working with a globally distributed team 
  • An understanding of what it means to build tools that amplifies others ability to consume cloud resources 



Not sure you meet our definition of a Senior DevOps Engineer?  We encourage you to apply anyways. 



To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).



The Office:  

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno.   

  • Great office location in city center near Luzanky  
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office   
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others   
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons   
  • Countless walkable places to eat 




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.  


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