DevOps AWS Engineer

Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 04, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DevOps AWS Engineer

WGU aims to educate the world by providing a competency-based, student-focused platform. Students should not have to sit in a class to earn credits on topics they already know. Instead, the student should be able to demonstrate a standard competency in his or her field. WGU believes that a competent professional is more competitive in today’s workforce, and it is our mission to help others obtain their post-secondary educational goals. Can you help us with our mission?

The Role:

A guardian of production, the DevOps Engineer serves as a liaison between development teams and other infrastructure engineers. Some of the tasks completed by the Engineer includes:

  • Perform software deployments
  • Implement and maintain monitoring solutions
  • Document processes, procedures, and systems
  • Collaboratively provide solutions to technical challenges
  • Provide technical and process expertise for various development teams
  • Participate and possibly lead various maintenance and innovation-based projects
  • Support the team’s on-call rotation

Desired Skillset:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification
  • Comprehensive understanding of AWS core technologies and tools
  • Strong administration knowledge of Linux
  • Experience scripting in Python, Ruby, or Bash
  • Understanding of DevOps, Scrum, and ITIL concepts
  • Understanding of Virtualization and/or Containerization
  • Experience using Configuration Management Tools like such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
  • Experience using monitoring tools like New Relic, Nagios, CloudWatch, or IPMon
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Self-starter with a drive to work autonomously as a member of a collaborative team
  • Strong service oriented focus with a customer service attitude
  • Strong analytical skills


  • 2+ years of experience working with AWS
  • 6+ years of practical experience in information technology
  • 3+ years of experience as a Linux Systems Administrator/Engineer – Linux based certifications are plus
  • 3+ years of experience interfacing with development and/or operational teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology related field or equivalent professional experience


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States



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