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Senior DevOps Engineer

Interplay Learning

Interplay Learning

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024
Interplay Learning sits at the intersection of EdTech, Virtual Reality, and Enterprise Software as it modernizes Learning Management & Content Systems throughout the skilled trade industries.
Since 2016, Austin-based Interplay Learning has been building better training, better careers and better lives for its customers and their employees.
Our award-winning online and VR training for the essential skilled trades, including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar, Multi-Family Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance workforces, is scalable and more effective than traditional training methods. By leveraging immersive learning technology, Interplay’s customers are able to train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet, or in virtual reality. The result is a highly trained employee who is job-ready in weeks, not years.
Our digital experiential learning platform, SkillMill, conveniently turns any space into a training lab with its short video courses, 3D simulations, knowledge checks, coaching, community, and connectivity.
Awards & Recognition:
  • Backed by best-in-class VC’s, we are positioned for exciting growth
  • Forbes 2024, America's Best Startup Employers
  • Built-In, Best Midsize Places to Work In Austin 2023 & 2024
  • Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the Education, General Excellence, and On the Rise categories

Position: Senior DevOps Engineer

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior DevOps Engineer with extensive experience in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to lead our security and infrastructure efforts. As a key member of our engineering team, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the security and efficiency of our CI/CD processes and overall system architecture for our cutting-edge VR training platform.

Why this position:

  • Meaningful, impactful work

  • Mission-driven company

  • Passionate, collaborative team

  • Innovative product - EdTech, VR, AI

What you’ll do:

  • Develop, improve, and maintain our network and software security standards, processes, and protocols.

  • Manage our work and workflows with security vendors.

  • Automate security controls.

  • Create standards for and maintain a secure CI/CD process.

  • Carefully maintain records and tracking systems related to security, including root cause analysis and corrective actions.

  • Maintain and analyze problem logs to identify and report recurring security issues to management.

  • Track, document, and report security levels and KPIs.

  • Identify and test new technologies.

  • Identify training needs and take action to ensure compliance.

  • Own the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline

  • Maintain and update environments for reliability, security, and efficiency

  • Work with different product QA and Engineering teams across the organization to ensure test frameworks are run in a consistent and timely manner

  • Build tools and systems to improve the operational efficiency of the entire engineering team

  • Debug and resolve build, test, and deployment issues in staging and production environments

  • Pursue continuous learning on new solutions, technology, and skills.

Who you are:

  • Excellent communicator

  • Collaborative team player

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.


  • Extensive experience in IT management and operations.
  • Extensive experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Experience with CI/CD through GitLab.
  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring and alerting.
  • Experience with Terraform.
  • Proficient in security architecture.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment.
  • Demonstrated strong decision-making skills in high-risk situations.
  • Will will only consider applicants authorized to work in the United States for any employer without stipulations and who are current residents of the United States.
Pay: up to $160k
Interplay Learning Ethos:
At Interplay, we love what we do. We embrace our daily challenge to push technological limits to invent better ways to make learning easier and training more powerful. We attract passionate people and invite spirited discourse. We celebrate that our jobs fit our lives, not the inverse. We are uncompromising in our belief that together: we can build better training, build better careers and build better lives for customers and our team.
Company Benefits:
  • Remote-first culture and flexible hours
  • Learning resources and annual learning reimbursement
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Generous vacation policy includes 3 weeks of PTO, 1 week Winter Break, holidays and sick days
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • 401k
  • Private company stock options
  • Mental health and wellness resources
  • Virtual/in person social events
Diversity Statement
At Interplay Learning, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are and how we operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals for the betterment of each other, our company, and our customers. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices. Interplay Learning commits to promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse membership.
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Interplay Learning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need any reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Interplay Learning is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic or activity in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.