Ellucian Cloud Applications Engineer in Dublin, Ireland


Posting Title:

Cloud Applications Engineer


Product Team

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Role Description:

  • Ensure availability and performance enterprise applications using technologies including Python, Java, node.js, Ruby, MySQL, Postgres, messaging protocols for integration with other applications, and any other required technologies in support of the Ellucian SaaS products.

  • Work with software developers and DevOps teams on building and maintaining tools and scripts enabling continuous deployment from the DevOps pipeline

  • Monitor and optimize system performance based on Ellucian and industry standards

  • Support for client issues including but not limited to performance, communication, networking, integration and application.

  • Maintaining the underlying deployment of the entire application/database/infrastructure stack including AWS (preferred) infrastructure

  • Design and documentation of deployment architecture, processes, and tools

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Business Unit:

Cloud Services

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  • 5+ years experience with enterprise applications in a 24x7x365 operational environment with contractually defined SLAs

  • 2+ years experience with cloud technologies (AWS preferred - see below) deployments and tools such as CloudWatch and CloudFormation, certifications preferred

  • Experience with relational databases (see below)

  • Experience with automation tools, Ansible and Terraform experience preferred (see below)

  • Experience with performance analysis and optimization using APM tools such as AppDynamics or NewRelic (see below)

  • Team-oriented individual who values opportunities to build the skills and capabilities of others

  • Experience working in a global environment with remote managers and staff

  • Strong communication skills

PREFERRED experience that Ellucian currently uses:

  • Cloud Provider: AWS - We are open to someone with exp using: Google, OpenStack, Azure and other

  • Framework for Cloud Automations: Ansible - We are open to someone with exp using: Puppet, Chef and SaltStack

  • Automation Frameworks: Terraform - We are open to someone with exp using: Fabric, Foreman and Rundeck

  • Application for performance monitoring: AppDynamics - We are open to someone with exp using: NewRelic

  • Infrastructure Monitoring: SolarWinds & PagerDuty - We are open to somene with exp using: Nagios, BMC Patrol/TrueSight, CA, OpenView and Zenoss

  • Databases: Oracle and MS SQL and HP Vertica - We are open to someone with exp using: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redshitt, Aurora and other technologies.


Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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RD Cloud Ops

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We’re inclusive

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.