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IXL Learning

Senior Software Engineer, DevOps

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ March 20th, 2024

Docker GCP Python
IXL Learning, a leading EdTech company with products used by 15 million students worldwide, is expanding our software engineering team that manages the infrastructure for our Rosetta Stone and Wyzant products to ensure high quality of service. These products run a diverse mix of services that face heavy demand from learners, teachers, tutors, and admins. We are seeking engineers with experience in site reliability and operations, who have a passion for simplifying the complex and building highly scalable infrastructure. #LI-JR1

This is a full-time remote position for candidates in the United States. East coast preferred. #LI-REMOTE


  • Work with your team to master a variety of production technology stacks 
  • Take responsibility for site performance, uptime and scalability 
  • Develop and maintain accurate monitoring dashboards, alerting and runbook documentation suited to each product
  • Identify technical problems and develop solutions
  • Partner with application engineering teams to understand product needs, support test environments, and manage CI/CD pipelines
  • Build and propose architecture changes that will allow us to consolidate, simplify, and streamline our technology, company-wide
  • Develop tooling for deployment and release processes


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science/engineering or a related discipline
  • 7+ years of professional hands-on software engineering or devops experience
  • Public cloud provider experience (GCP is a plus)
  • Experience with common service technologies like web servers, message queues, load balancers, and databases
  • Experience with containerized cloud solutions utilizing Docker and Kubernetes
  • Fluency in devops concerns such as source control, builds, deployments, networking, scaling, and monitoring
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of technologies and legacy systems, balanced against a passion to streamline and modernize
  • Experience with at least one programming language like Java, C++, C, Go, Python, Bash, Perl
  • Skill at troubleshooting problems across the stack, providing both immediate fixes as well as long term solutions
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Passion for improving education through technology


IXL Learning is the country's largest EdTech company. We reach millions of learners through our diverse range of products. For example:

  • 1 in 4 students in the United States uses IXL.com
  • Rosetta Stone provides an immersive learning experience for 25 languages
  • Wyzant is the nation's largest community of tutors, covering 300+ subjects
  • Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) is a comprehensive marketplace for millions of educator-created resources

Our mission is to create innovative products that will make a real, positive difference for learners and educators and we're looking for passionate, mission-minded people to join us in achieving this goal. We have a unique culture at IXL that fosters collaboration and the open exchange of ideas. We value our team and treat one another with kindness and respect. We approach our work with passion, tenacity, and authenticity. We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions and we are eager to have you join our team.

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.