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Nelnet IT Senior DevOps Engineer in Highlands Ranch, Colorado


  1. Beresponsible for the infrastructureof our applications that will used by millions of active users every day

  2. Ensure reliability, scalability, and performance

  3. Tackle problems relating to critical services and prevent problem recurrence

  4. Maintain services by measuring and monitoring availability, latency, and overall system health

  5. Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity

  6. Work agile with a motivated and innovative team



Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science


  1. Solve challenges involving scaling, high availability, reliability, data pipelines, micro-services, and more in your day-to-day work.

  2. Are comfortable building and scaling applications on one or more technologies that make up our stack:Kubernetes, Docker, Node.js, Redis, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Git, NATS, Terraform, and more.

  3. Can cross systems,DevOps, and application software boundaries.

  4. Have experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls) or networking (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies, and hardware).

  5. Are fascinated by the complex issues that arise as a result of operating largescale systems and you understand that automation plays a critical role.

  6. Are skilled working directly on the command line and you take pride in building internal tools to help your team be more efficient.

  7. Love learning, enjoy playing with new tech and exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet.

  8. Lovegetting things doneand you never give up, when it’s getting difficult. It’s a challenge to master every situation.

  9. Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work;

  10. Enjoys building scalable and resilient systems;

  11. Has experience with automation and configuration management tools (like Ansible, Terraform, and Puppet);

  12. Understands server security concepts and implementations;

  13. Has experience managing production applications in the cloud (AWSpreferable);

  14. Has created and worked with microservice infrastructures;

  15. Ideally has some experience deploying solutions to enterprise clients

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln | US-WI-Madison | US-CO-Highlands Ranch

Posted Date 2 months ago (2/7/2020 1:03 PM)

Job ID 2020-9939

# of Openings 1

Category Information Technology