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Senior AWS Engineer

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Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: Dublin, L, IE, D02 R590

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 2903

The Opportunity:

  • Do you want to be involved in the automation and migration of large scale platforms to the cloud?
  • Do you have a number of years’ experience with cloud migrations, automation and provisioning?
  • Have you experience with technologies such as the AWS suite of products and puppet/Chef/Salt & Linux administration?
  • Have you the drive to apply best performance and security practices?
  • Are you AWS certified?

We require an AWS Engineer for a key role in the maintenance, creation & migration of core systems to Amazon Web Services environments in an agile working model. As a key engineering role requiring very strong technical and communications skills. The Engineer will have responsibility in the design, execution and rollout of DevOps frameworks, and tools to maintain and build new key high visibility products on Amazon Web Services, collaborating with cross project teams in an Agile environment. Very strong infrastructure and automation skills are essential.

Experience required includes:  

  • Configuration Management Frameworks: (one of) CHEF, OpsWorks, Salt.   
  • Provisioning Frameworks: (one of) Terraform, cfn-pyplates, with a thorough understanding of underlying AWS API/generated cloud formation.   
  • AWS architecture including: IAM, ELB, EC2, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, Cloudformation, Cloudfront, Autoscaling, EMR, Data Pipeline, Security Groups, Route53, Certified AWS architect.  
  • Core Unix & Network Administration across Linux environments.  
  • General scripting wizardry is an essential, especially Shell & Python is a must.
  • WebOps experience across Linux environments including configuration and management of Apache, NgInx, JBoss, wildfire and tomcat etc.   
  • Experience in cloud infrastructure performance and networking security practices.


  • M.Sc. in Computer Science or B.S. with equivalent experience.   
  • Knowledge of web application development.   
  • Deploying applications, supporting and Troubleshooting on AWS.   
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration tools (i.e. Jenkins, Team City, and Bamboo) and Source Control Management (i.e. GIT), specifically branching, tagging and merging of different code streams.  
  • Excellent communication skills, the drive to succeed and work independently and on a team, with the ability to multi task, and deliver quality results.
  • Experience of agile development processes an advantage.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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