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

About us

Teaching Strategies is a high growth, private-equity backed, market leading business in early childhood education.  The Company provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through 3rd grade. With ground-breaking print and SaaS 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 30 years.

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 work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture.  We 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.


What's in it for you

Teaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include:

  • Beautifully designed, open office space
  • Endless cereal and coffee
  • Free on-site gym
  • Casual dress environment
  • Company sponsored events
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Company sponsored life, short and long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life and critical illness insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave programs
  • Generous paid time off (which includes Winter Break)


Position overview:

Teaching Strategies is looking for a highly talented, innovative and creative engineer to join its technology team. The 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 managing 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 committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities.


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