Senior DevOps Engineer

Coursera, Toronto

Education-focused technology company

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 92 million registered learners as of Sept. 30, 2021. Coursera partners with over 250 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.


  • Architect solutions to scale up and maintain a system already running thousands of on-demand student Docker containers concurrently from over 1 TB of course Lab images.
  • Manage services, networks, storage, deployment, security, and monitoring in AWS.
  • Keep disaster recovery components ready for use and participate in disaster simulations.
  • Tune Linux instances to maximize performance and stability while minimizing hosting costs.
  • Design a process to automate software updates.
  • Create smoke tests to allow or block updates.
  • On-Call to analyze failures, create technically detailed JIRA tickets, and restore production systems.
  • Assist with maintaining environments for software development and QA.
  • Work with other engineers on the team to improve software performance, stability, and diagnostics collection.
  • Monitor for trends in usage that will require hosting/instance/pricing adjustments.

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with AWS hosting components such as EC2, CloudFormation, CodeDeploy, etcDeep knowledge of Docker.  Experience with Kubernetes is a plus
  • Disaster Recovery and multi-region hosting architecture.  Expertise in IAC.  Experience with Terraform is a plus.
  • Technical diagnostics at the application, Linux system, and cloud levelsAbility to work closely with other engineers to propose improvements and analyze the advantages/disadvantages of them
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About Coursera

Coursera is an education-focused technology company that connects millions of learners around the world with the skills and knowledge they need to transform their lives and careers. We're providing access to top-quality university-level education at a previously unimagined scale, empowering learners, organizations, and enterprises to build the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. 

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