Junior Data Engineer

Overview

Saylor Academy (www.saylor.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Saylor Academy’s mission is to open education to all.

Description

Saylor Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Saylor Academy’s mission is to open education to all. This mission is sustained by the continued evolution of an open educational ecosystem, and we are dedicated partners in this movement. Saylor’s commitment to the open education ecosystem is founded not just on open educational resources and open source learning technologies, but also on open access to credentials, and ongoing open learning opportunities. Learn more at www.saylor.org/about.

The technology team at Saylor Academy supports the other teams by providing, managing, and setting up tools to help the other teams accomplish their goals. We also work to better the student experience by improving our learning management system and infrastructure. We’re using things like AWS, Ansible, Apache/NGINX, Ubuntu, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Moodle, Discourse, Bamboo, Slack, and GitHub.

We’re seeking a junior engineer to join our technology team and help out with tasks such as making front-end tweaks, providing tier-2 support for students, and helping to implement and test new plugins and tools. Since we’re a small team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on everything in the stack: developing Moodle plugins in PHP, tweaking front-end HTML and CSS, modifying Ansible playbooks, and building out and increasing the reliability of our AWS infrastructure.

Details

Required Qualifications

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • You live in the Washington, D.C. Metro area
  • College degree (doesn’t have to be in C.S.) or equivalent
  • Ability to learn and pick up new technologies
  • Experience with troubleshooting
  • Basic understanding of web technologies (HTML, CSS, HTTP and TLS)
  • Basic understanding of terminal usage
  • Willingness to learn!

Additional ‘nice to haves’:

  • Knowledge of at least one language (PHP would be nice)
  • Experience with Linux
  • Eye for design
  • Experience with data manipulation and analysis

Location
Washington, DC

Salary Range
$40,000 – $50,000 per year (based on experience)

Benefits
Health, Vision, and Dental benefits are available

To Apply

Send resume/c.v. to [email protected] with “Junior Engineer” in the subject line.