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System Administration


2014-10-27 21:59



Do you like startups and fast-growing environments? Are you curious about new technologies and do you like experimenting with them? Do you want to improve educational opportunities for students everywhere?

Our well-funded, fast-growing education technology startup is looking for a senior operations engineer to help us create essential tools for teachers, parents, and students. You will play a key role in building LearnZillion’s technology platform and shaping its future. You will work closely with upper management and the engineering team.

You should be technically skilled, focused, and creative.

The Company

LearnZillion is a social enterprise founded by two former teachers. We provide a learning platform that helps teachers and parents meet the educational needs of every student. We are building an online, collaborative, curricular platform with lessons, resources, assessments, and activities created by some of the country’s best teachers.

More about us and our DreamTeam teachers:

http://learnzillion.com/team http://learnzillion.com/dreamteam

LearnZillion raised initial funding through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Learn Capital, and others. More than 500,000 teachers use LearnZillion.

Some of our mentions:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026328/most-innovative-companies-2014/the-worlds-top-10-most-innovative-companies-in-education http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/27/the-evolving-classroom-lessons-go-virtual/ https://www.facebook.com/BillGates/posts/144029255754260 http://storify.com/alixguerrier/teachfest-2012 http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Topics/Education/Why-Im-Excited-about-the-Arrival-of-Back-to-School-Season http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/education/learnzillion-does-number-classrooms

Our Technology Stack

  • Nginx
  • Ruby 2
  • Rails 3.2
  • Angular JS
  • Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, etc.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect, configure, and maintain LearnZillion’s production and staging environments
  • Develop automation for configuration, deployment, monitoring, backup/recovery, etc.
  • Measure, analyze and monitor the infrastructure for availability, throughput, and performance
  • Design and implement processes to maintain overall system security
  • Work with software engineers to address escalated issues
  • Be a part of a 24x7 on-call schedule with other members of the engineering team


  • 3+ years of solid Linux/UNIX systems engineering, administration, and automation
  • Knowledge and experience in deploying web applications, preferably Ruby on Rails
  • Intrinsically-motivated individual who loves to ship quality infrastructure often

LearnZillion is an equal opportunity employer.

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