Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Technology Development
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic early childhood education company that provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 25 years.

As a company, our philosophy is that the best outcomes result from working together as a team. Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a casual and fun work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. Along with great benefits and competitive compensation packages, we at Teaching Strategies pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.


Position overview:

Teaching Strategies is looking for a highly talented, innovative and creative engineer to join its technology team. DevOps Engineer will be an integral member of our Technology department and will work closely with the development, QA and release teams.  The role of DevOps Engineer is a hands-on technical role and requires thorough understanding of all components of a modern web application stack, including front-end, database, networking and systems level knowledge.  The ideal candidate will bring forward innovative and creative ideas around performance, security, CI/CD and system design in order to help us build and roll out technology solutions for our products.


Specific roles and responsibilities:  

  • Manages and automates SaaS platform across multiple environments
  • Supports and enhances build and release processes through automation using a combination of processes and existing tools
  • Works with development team on software, system and delivery pipeline optimization, helping to identify and remove potential performance bottlenecks
  • Creates and maintains system architecture, design and automation
  • Implements a CI/CD solution for the platform and logging infrastructures
  • Troubleshoots and resolves issues in hybrid cloud environments
  • Understands, implements, and automates security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Proposes and discusses the merits of infrastructure and tooling options



  • Minimum of two (2) years of build automation and release management experience in SaaS production environment
  • Hands-on experience with Linux administration
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools, such as Ansible, Chef, Salt
  • Production experience in IT operations for an always-up, always-available mission critical service
  • Working knowledge of ephemeral infrastructure, horizontal scaling, self-healing architectures, service discovery, logging, monitoring and alerting
  • Experience with AWS, especially EC2, RDS, Lambda, and S3
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL/TLS and DNS
  • Familiarity with multiple scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Ruby
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins or similar
  • Knowledge of best-practice security, performance and networking techniques for high-trafficked public facing systems
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as DataDog, New Relic, Cloudwatch
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases, including Microsoft SQL, Postgres, MySQL and MongoDB
  • Excellent debugging and testing skills, and interest to quickly learn new technologies
  • Experience with Agile methodology and software development
  • Working knowledge and experience with SaaS is a plus
  • Strong sense of collaboration, teamwork, and accountability


Teaching Strategies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities

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