edX: Site Reliability Engineer
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


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edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. Our platform allows millions of learners around the world the opportunity to access education across a variety of different subjects. We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our Platform Health squad, responsible for operating the world's leading learning destination site and investing in solutions to help edX engineering teams deliver better software faster.

The ideal candidate has a strong DevOps profile and is comfortable working with complex systems in a cloud environment.

What you'll be doing

  • Build tools to automate and accelerate edX engineering teams ability ship code
  • Design and develop systems & processes that enable highly available, scalable systems
  • Leverage technology such as Python, Django, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Bash, Terraform, MySQL, Redis, elasticsearch and more to advance our platform
  • Champion best practices by collaborating with other teams on a shared vision of success
  • Help the Open edX community, standing up their own edX platforms, make contributions to edXs open-source codebases
  • Rapidly diagnose and resolve faults with services as a member of an on-call rotation focused on investing in actionable alerting and automation to reduce alert fatigue
  • Contribute to the company in multiple areas, constantly pushing yourself to be a better engineer and to level up all of your peers within your team and within edX.

Who you are

  • Four years professional experience with at least two years spent being responsible for production systems
  • Adept in programming languages, preferably Python experience
  • Working knowledge of Linux both as an end-user and as an administrator
  • Experience running web applications in a production environment
  • Strong business communication skills for interfacing with technical and non-technical business stakeholders


  • Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Django, Splunk, Git, and Jenkins experience
  • Understanding of automation tools, continuous integration pipelines, using CI/CD systems and configuration management

edX is an MIT startup company that offers highly competitive benefits and retirement plans, a pension program, free lunches every day, and meaningful work!

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our learners and educators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to help us increase access to education across the globe. Are you ready to be a part of our Mission?

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Employee Testimonials

Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”