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Azure DevOps Engineer (VOLUNTEER ROLE)

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About School Group

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development - improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service - and have the time, skills and know-how to match - we want you as a School Group volunteer. 

Role Overview

As a DevOps Engineer , you will be heavily involved in both the worlds of development and operations. You will play a key role in the development of new ideas for products and services and manage the process of turning these ideas into realities. This could include participating in product brainstorming meetings, overseeing the creation of product mock-ups, and identifying possible design flaws until the resulting product is satisfactory. On the operations end, you may work to set up the process by which the product will be produced on a larger scale and figure out how it will be distributed to consumers.

Essential Functions

  • Create and maintain our AWS and Azure resources using CDK, Terraform or Cloudformation
  • Create and maintain ansible playbooks for internal and product systems
  • Create and maintain systems documentation and run-books
  • Respond to alerts, and resolve or escalate system issues as necessary
  • Add and configure additional DevOps tools for scanning, logging, testing, etc.

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.

Key Relationships

  • Product Development Team
  • Human Resources
  • Senior Leadership
  • Other Internal Departments

Qualifications

Basic

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience as a Systems, DevOps or Cloud Engineer
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, containerization (Docker), and container orchestration
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure automation, configuration management, or container orchestration with Ansible (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to help organizations level up their cloud operational management through logging, monitoring, alerts, instrumentation, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with cloud services and cloud infrastructure (AWS/Azure preferred)
  • Good knowledge and experience with Infrastructure as Code using AWS and cloud-agnostic strategy
  • Recent business experience with CentOS, RedHat, or Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Scripting experience with Bash and/or Python
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Excellent documentation, communication, and troubleshooting skills
  • Extensive experience with monitoring and log collection tools such as Nagios, CheckMK, Prometheus, Grafana, Graylog, Logstash, Kibana, and Filebeat

Preferred

  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills

Why volunteer with us?

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 

  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 

Other information

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet. 

How to apply

Please email your resume to  apply@schoolgroup.org . We would love to hear from you! 

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About School Group

Location:

1700 Atlas RD, Cedar Park, TX 78613, US

Mission Statement

To promote quality education, skills development, and improve lives around the world through cutting-edge peer e-learning technology and data-driven research.

Description

School Group is a global non-profit research organization building a global e-learning network for classroom collaboration. We do this through artificial intelligence software that supports our mission of transforming lives by bringing together students and teachers around the world for peer-to-peer collaborative learning to improve the accessibility and quality of education.

We work with educators, schools, government agencies, corporations, non-profits, and passionate people just like you who share our vision for a brighter future.

School Group is a platform that connects schools from various parts of the world. Our goal is to provide an e-learning community that focuses on peer-to-peer learning. We promote collaboration and communication to bridge the educational gap in a rapidly changing educational landscape. For more information, please visit our website, www.schoolgroup.org.

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