DevOps Engineer

Herndon, VA
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for deploying, automating, maintaining, troubleshooting and improving Strayer's application portfolio. The role will have exposure to a diverse set of AWS technologies (lambda, API Gateway, S3, Cognito), programming languages (C#, PHP, node.js), and operating systems (Windows, Linux). We need someone who can adapt quickly, learn new technologies, and add value to our fast-paced business by working collaboratively within our software development and operations teams.

  • Deploy, automate, maintain and manage an AWS cloud-based production system, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of Strayer's cloud-based applications.
  • Automate parts of the development delivery process using scripts and other appropriate tools.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions and collaborate with developers, system admins and operations to implement those fixes.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve application issues.
  • Work closely with IT Security to ensure applications are designed to meet security requirements.
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and best practices

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology preferred)

Work Experience:
  • 5-7 years' experience in a corporate IT environment
  • 2+ years in DevOps or equivalent

Job Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of AWS technologies and Services
  • Solid programming experience (C#, PHP, node.js or Java)
  • Experience building, deploying and maintaining Web services
  • Experience with version control tools such as Git
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and maintain technical documentation
  • Experience with Splunk a plus
  • Ability to effectively work with both internal and external teams to build and design solutions

  • None

  • Typical office setting
  • Must be able to travel 5 % of time
  • Must have the flexibility to work more than 40 hours per week when business need warrant.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor
  • Travel via plane, car, and metro is required to perform this job
  • Access information using a computer
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain
  • Effectively cope with stressful situations
  • Strong mental acuity

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at

Full time


Strayer University is an equal opportunity employer and employs qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable law.


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