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DevOps Engineer (Temporary)

Portland, OR | Temporary

Job Description

DevOps Engineer 

Position Summary

DevOps Engineers are members of the Product Operations team at NWEA, a high-functioning team of creative, collaborative, motivated and professional individuals driven by the singular mission of partnering to help all kids learn. We are in search of like-minded individuals who want to build and operate cutting-edge technologies to deliver a SaaS assessment platform that supports upwards of 280,000 concurrent users. If you embrace a dynamic environment, the spirit of innovation and the importance of education, then we would love to see what you can do. We are building a world class product organization that rivals the largest software as a service companies in the world.

At NWEA, you will also make a difference in education and gain both depth and breadth of knowledge and experience by being part of one of the best companies in Portland. We are growing as a DevOps organization that believes in Scaling, Transforming, Growing, Leading, and Innovating while having fun and making a difference.

Below is the fine print of the job. But what you really need to have is:

  • Passion for education
  • Willingness to fail, learn and grow
  • Innovative spirit
  • Interest in automation
  • Desire to understand how your responsibilities fit into the big picture


  • Maintains current knowledge of the latest trends in technologies leveraged by the organization
  • Understands the appropriate use of those technologies in the organization
  • Provide accurate time estimates for tasks
  • Participate in continuous integration efforts and Agile software development processes to support regular software releases for our SaaS platform
  • Work with colleagues to optimize overall system performance. This includes working with applications, network, storage, database, and server technology
  • Take responsibility for the repeatability, availability, and quality of the automation systems from development to production
  • Ensure that security is built into both the process and tools
  • Communicate plans, status, and issues to management
  • Perform system audits, document findings, and publish recommendations
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the entire organization

Skills and abilities

  • Proven analytical abilities, diagnostic skills, and technical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, in a highly collaborative, complex, and changing environment
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of processes and procedures and lead improvement efforts including documenting and implementing
  • Excellent listening skills and a commitment to communicate clearly, completely, and in a timely manner
  • Ability to work unsupervised and seek out work with minimal direction
  • Must be able to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role, with or without accommodation


  • Instill Trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Communicate Effectively: develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Customer Focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Drive Results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quality, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Tech Savvy: Anticipating and adopting innovation sin business -building digital and technology applications
  • Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear
  • Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Action-Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Being Resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

Education and experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years related experience in:
      1. Linux Systems Administration,
      2. Building and maintaining operational tools for deployment, monitoring, and analysis of infrastructure and systems
      3. VM virtualization
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience in upgrading tools and operating systems at scale
  • Experience with CI/CD processes and methods
  • Experience ensuring configuration and compliance with configuration management tools
  • Experience automating the Linux environments using Nodejs, Python, HTML, Shell or Ruby

About Us…

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.


Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters NEW YORK, NY
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 1977
  • Type NGO/NPO/NFP/Organization/Association
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry Software & Networking
  • About nwea
  • NWEA is a Non-Profit Organization that supports students and educators worldwide by providing assessment solutions.

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