DevOps Engineer

Technology Brno, Czechia


DevOps Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic



The Opportunity:  

We’re looking for a 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.     



At Blackboard, 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 Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit 



We are building up a group within Blackboard focused on enterprise data services. This team’s mission is to bring data together from across Blackboard’s extensive product lines into our cloud-based data lake. We are the analytics and data experts at Blackboard. Our team enables other development teams to utilize the data lake strategically and effectively for a variety of Blackboard products. We deliver products and services for analytics, data science, business intelligence, and reporting. 



Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging with development teams on the design, deployment, capacity needs and operations of cloud database-based solutions, and microservices, and supporting them as they transition to production
  • Monitoring the availability, performance, and health of production systems in support of meeting service level objectives
  • Using automation and tooling to continuously improve the reliability, scalability and velocity of services deployed on AWS   
  • Provide support to issues escalated from the Client Engagement Support team and interface with development teams to hand-off application issues  
  • Participating in emergency incident response on-call rosters. Practicing blameless postmortems that lead to improvements in resiliency and reductions in pager fatigue


The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Experience in the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related
  • Expertise in analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale, multi-region deployments in a public cloud (e.g. AWS) 
  • Experience with cloud deployment and management tools (e.g. Terraform, Chef) 
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting tools (e.g. Nagios, New Relic, PagerDuty)  
  • Experience with Database systems (e.g. MS SQL, Oracle) 
  • Ability to solve complex problems, optimize code, and automate routine tasks 



Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience 
  • Experience with Kubernetes 
  • Demonstrable scripting experience, preferably in Python 
  • Experience with network and/or application security 
  • Prior experience within the education industry and/or with e-learning technologies  



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   
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime   
  • 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.  

Req ID: 636