Cloud Systems Engineer

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Are you a passionate, collaborative and results-driven DevOps engineer?

We want to meet you!

Job Summary:

Develop and manage cloud infrastructure for all hosted systems used by the Short Course business. The work includes deployment, monitoring, maintenance, enhancement, backups and disaster recovery of systems to ensure rapid value delivery and stability.

Above all, you care about delivering quality software in a sustainable and timely manner and about software craftsmanship. You have experience in, and passion for, high-quality, maintainable code that confers low operating costs, high change velocity and is a point of professional pride for you and the team.   


Key Role and Responsibilities:

  • Automate, deploy and maintain AWS cloud based systems.
  • Design Docker and Kubernetes based architectures for applications.
  • Manage and improve CI and CD pipelines.
  • Ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of systems.
  • Develop processes to improve local development workflow.
  • Perform maintenance and enhancements of cloud infrastructure.
  • Actively look for ways to improve systems and reduce complexity.
  • Evaluate and implement new technology options and vendor products.


Education and Experience:

  • Degree in engineering, computer science or related field.
  • 3 years experience in software engineering.
  • 3 years experience in DevOps engineering.
  • 2 years experience using AWS.


Join our Cape Town team:

2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, is a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Our Cape Town office is the homebase of operations for our short course product, GetSmarter, which was acquired by 2U in 2017.

The Systems and Technology team is responsible for all information systems supporting business processes, and  the greater company infrastructure to support staff and product offerings.


Systems & Tech is made up of the following Departments:

  • Business Systems
  • Engineering (Software Development)
  • Web Infrastructure (Devops)
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Internal Infrastructure