General Assembly is hiring a

Senior DevOps Engineer

New York, United States

Our vision is of a global community of individuals empowered to pursue the work they love. Our mission is to grow that community by transforming millions of thinkers into creators.

Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, business, and more, both online and at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.

In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

GA has a remote-friendly culture with offices around the world. If you prefer the office, our headquarters are located in New York City. Twice a year, the entire Product team gets together in New York for a week of team building, workshops, lightning talks, urban adventures, and an epic hackathon.

We are organized into small cross-functional product teams (a PM, a designer, a few devs) that focus on growing a single product from glimmer to game-changer. Each team is free to determine their own tools & process. We care about writing good software that is clean, concise, and well-tested; flexible and easy to maintain. Our stack is Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL and ReactJS, but we are not dogmatic and believe in using the right tools for a particular problem.


We’re looking for an enthusiastic DevOps Engineer to join our Infrastructure Team to focus on building and maintaining our core infrastructure, tooling and developer environments. Your responsibilities include…

  • Lead the adoption of an infrastructure-as-code approach to manage systems across both PaaS and the public cloud
  • Maintain and manage on-premises tooling like Github Enterprise
  • Implement continuous delivery practises for AWS and Heroku
  • Improve the developer experience with relevant tooling, such as containerisation
  • Ensure infrastructure is scalable, available and fault tolerant
  • Ensure systems are highly secure and up-to-date
  • Enhance secrets management for our applications
  • Develop and maintain monitoring, alerting, and anomaly detection services
  • Champion system performance improvements and reliability
  • Provide operational support and work with engineers on troubleshooting and investigate bugs

Must have

  • Proven software development experience with a minimum of 2 years systems administration / DevOps experience
  • Intimate knowledge of debugging, scripting, and configuration management
  • Experience managing infrastructure using a public cloud provider, such as AWS
  • Experience with writing infrastructure-as-code
  • Experience with automated build systems
  • Experience with Docker and containerization
  • Familiarity with security principles and networking
  • Excellent communications skills

Nice to have

  • Strong focus on clean code and robust design
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with design and development of Web Services
  • Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
  • Ability to work on large multi-team projects with a high level of independence.
  • Be open to receiving feedback.


  • Remote / flexible working hours
  • Highly Competitive Salary
  • Generous parental leave
  • Annual Education Allowance
  • Gym Allowance
  • Apple Macbook Pro + External Monitor


USA Specific

  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k Retirement plan
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Company iPhone

Who can apply?

You are living in or willing to self-relocate to...

  • The USA in any of these states: CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, MA, NY, NC, TX, VA and/or WA
  • Germany, Toronto and the UK


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