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Infrastructure Engineer



Other Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!


Are you passionate about computer science and education? Code.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and increasing participation by young women and underrepresented students. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum, alongside other courses such as mathematics, biology, chemistry, or algebra!As an Engineer at Code.org, you’ll join a team delivering software products and operating services used by tens of millions of students and teachers in K-12 classrooms around the world.


As a member of our Infrastructure team within engineering, you will:

  • Write code and configure the systems that support the building, monitoring, scaling, testing, securing, and deployment of our product
  • Own projects and build features end to end, and work on exciting technical challenges.
  • Work with your team, other engineers, product managers, and staff across the organization to build and support accessible and efficient systems.
  • Ship software regularly while maintaining excellent live site availability.
  • Contribute to an inclusive, growth-focused, and collaborative team culture!


We are seeking an Infrastructure Engineer who is able to navigate a comprehensive tech stack with an eagerness to implement systemic improvements. While our core technologies include Ruby on Rails, React, Javascript & Typescript, MySQL, AWS and various 3rd party tools and open source libraries, we welcome expertise in analogous stacks. This role is ideal for individuals who not only exhibit a solid technical foundation but also embody a spirit of collaboration and curiosity towards problem-solving.

We seek candidates who possess a blend of the following skills and experiences:

  • DevOps Engineering: Proficient in AWS configuration and infrastructure management, with hands-on experience in CloudFormation, Chef, and CI/CD pipelines, ensuring smooth deployment and operational workflow.
  • Application & Infrastructure Security: Familiar with risk assessment and safeguarding web applications and cloud infrastructure, with a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities.
  • Web Application Server Engineering: Familiarity with Unix environments, Docker containers, configuration management tools like Chef, content delivery networks, and basic principles of web session and cookie management all from the perspective of optimizing web server performance.
  • Database Administration and Storage Systems: Experience with AWS RDS Aurora MySQL, S3, DynamoDB, Redshift, and data visualization tools. A strong understanding of database management and storage solutions to support scalable web applications.
  • Site Reliability / Production Engineering: Expertise in incident management, monitoring/alerting systems, and enhancing web-application performance to ensure high availability and reliability of a high-traffic system.
  • Backend Platform Engineering: Familiarity with Ruby on Rails or similar MVC framework, with an understanding of backend architecture, focusing on building robust, scalable platforms.

We value individuals who prioritize the overall developer experience and are committed to writing clean, maintainable code and systems. If you are passionate about using your technical skills to make a significant impact on educational technology and thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, we encourage you to apply.

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Be willing to travel a minimum of two times per year for team events


Step 1: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 2: Full Interview Loop & Meet the Team (3 paired interviews, 3 hours total)

  • Cloud Foundations: deploying applications using a cloud provider, designing for scale and security
  • Data Storage: managing multiple complex data storage options
  • Operational Excellence: running a system at scale in production, debugging live-site issues, threat assessment and mitigation

Each interview will include a behavioral question and additional time for the candidate to ask questions

Step 3: Final Interview with CTO (1 hour)
Step 4: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom


The priority application date for this role is March 17th, 2024 and preference will be given to applications submitted by this date. Our team will review all applications and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.


The expected salary range for this position is $145,800 - $162,000. The actual offer will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by relevant business considerations, including the final candidate’s qualifications, years of experience, and skillset.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging, and remote working environment
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

A unifying approach in a divided world

Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging view points, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.