Overview

At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further in their educations and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. And that’s where you come in:
Our Production Engineering team is building a highly resilient, performant, and secure internal container platform. We work with technologies such as AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Vault, and Terraform to turn a complex global, multi-cluster environment into a simple and reliable platform. We are looking for a team lead to help us build out this platform and bring education to everyone.
We are looking for a hands-on lead who will balance people management, cross-functional leadership, and coding. You should be comfortable letting your tech leads take true ownership of projects while keeping enough of an eye on things to make sure the train stays on the track.
So if you are a strong leader, mentor, and you still like coding, let’s talk! There are lots of interesting, complex and challenging problems that will leverage your skills as well as your team; oh, and new things come up every day

What we do:

    • Build systems to make it easy for hundreds of engineers to quickly deploy and reliably run their applications
    • Write automation and monitoring to scale our systems reliably and efficiently
    • Communicate with internal stakeholders to understand what to build (and what not to build)
    • Debug production systems and participate in on-call rotation

Who we are:

    • We are a mixed stack and polyglot team with a deep commitment to quality and to using the right tech for each problem we solve
    • This team works on a lot of different projects across a broad spectrum of technologies in the AWS infra space
    • Our engineers become the primary owners of services that enable product teams  to execute on product instead of infrastructure
    • We use Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, Go, PostgreSQL, Linux, Java and many AWS technologies including CodeDeploy, DynamoDB, Lambda, EKS, RDS and Kinesis
    • We review code and participate in technical design reviews

What we look for:

    • Experience with Amazon Web Services and developing against Amazon APIs
    • Fluency with at least one language such as  Ruby, Go, or Python
    • Experience with containers and container orchestration (Docker, OCI, Kubernetes)
    • Experience with Terraform, Ansible or other infrastructure as code tools
    • Experience creating or managing a CI/CD pipeline (Jenkins, Git/Gerrit, Spinnaker etc)
    • MS/B in Computer Science or applicable development camp certificate preferred

Get in on all the awesome at Instructure:

    • Competitive salary and 401k.
    • Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance.
    • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D.
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    • Paid time off, 10 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules.
    • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking.
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
 At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn’t catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All Instructure employees are required to successfully pass a background check upon being hired.