DevOps Engineer

Technology Chennai, India


DevOps Engineer

Chennai, India



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.



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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 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:

  • 2-5+ years of experience in DevOps of large-scale web applications
  • An understanding of Agile/SCRUM practices
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with Linux in a production environment
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving application and/or system-related issues
  • Familiarity with configuration management using Chef
  • Experience with large-scale software development processes and multi-region deployments
  • An 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



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 one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai. 

  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop 
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn  
  • Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday  
  • Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park 
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work 
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities  



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: 641