Senior DevOps Engineer

The Nature Conservancy

United States, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $110,600-$165,900

Office Location:

United States of America

Open remote to USA. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance.

Who We Are:

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Senior DevOps Engineer plays a pivotal role in overseeing the technical implementation of Infrastructure as Code, automation, and cloud service management. This encompasses executing toptier performance tuning and recovery procedures for mission-critical enterprise systems. As a technical expert in Infrastructure as Code (IaS), Terraform, AWS automation, and system administration within a complex global organization, the position requires additional proficiency in Windows Server and Active Directory technologies. 

The ideal candidate is characterized by strong analytical abilities and exceptional problem-solving skills. They are expected to assume a leading technical role in new areas, showcasing the ability to swiftly acquire in-depth knowledge, both technical and non-technical, even without prior experience or formal training. Demonstrated adaptability and effectiveness in dynamic environments are essential. Moreover, the candidate should excel in functioning creatively and efficiently within a highly cost-conscious setting. Vendor issue management expertise, including data capture and upload, along with adeptness in addressing bugs and problems through effective communication, is also a key requirement for this position.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team of tech specialists who are transforming TNC's legacy and infrastructure systems to cloud native and modern solutions.

We’re Looking for You:

You will be:

  • Mentoring a team
  • Helping lead transformation
  • Work in agile and collaborative team
  • Comfortable adding your own touch in a sometimes ambiguous environment

Day to day includes:

  • Engineering and Project Support
    • Plan system upgrades and cloud requirements, considering business needs and goals across system lifecycles.
    • Test procedures for new/upgraded servers, including installation, upgrades, cloud implementation, and disaster recovery.
    • Lead technical decisions in diverse project teams and proactively plan infrastructure based on business needs.
    • Author Terraform (HCL) code for the Infrastructure as Code pipeline in AWS support.
    • Engineer and test disaster recovery processes for new systems or upgrades.
    • Coordinate with DBAs, Network Engineers, Desktop Standards staff, and Project Technical Leads.
    • Serve as a technical leader on systems development projects.
  • Operations and Support
  • Maintenance
  • SA Project Management

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor degree with a technical major such as engineering or computer science, or equivalent work experience
  • Five or more years of experience administering a Active Directory, Hybrid AD environment of at least 1000 users.
  • Three or more years of experience implementing and maintaining Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure, supporting line of business applications. 
  • Three or more years of experience implementing and maintaining complex application environments, using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Terraform, Bitbucket/Github CI/CD pipelines. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical analysis and written technical documentation.
  • Experience writing Terraform (HCL) code.
  • Experience with OS-level scripting environments and interpreted languages.


  • Experience supporting applications within an enterprise-scale environment (at least 1,000 users).
  • Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional or Associate) .
  • Certifications: HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate.
  • Experience with hosted and cloud-based solutions and migrations to cloud platforms, such as Office 365, Azure, and Amazon Web Services.  
  • Because our environment also includes non-Windows servers and systems, should be comfortable working in a heterogeneous environment that includes Linux-based systems.

What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Salary Information:

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $110,600-$165,900 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


Apply Now:

To apply for job ID 55102, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

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