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We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with nearly 30 years of experience focused on making the world smarter, happier, and richer. But what does that even mean?! It means we’re helping Fools (always with a capital “F”) demystify the world of finance, beat the stock market, and achieve personal wealth and happiness through our products and services.

The Motley Fool is firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a motley group of overachievers that have built a culture of trust founded on Foolishness, fun, and a commitment to making the world smarter, happier and richer.  However you identify or whatever winding road has led you to us, please don't hesitate to apply if the description above leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"

What does this team do?

The Cloud Operations team is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the cloud infrastructure, specifically focusing on AWS, Azure, or GCP.  Key responsibilities include leading a team dedicated to cloud operations, fostering a culture of continuous improvement in AWS technologies, and ensuring operational excellence in the cloud environment. This involves managing AWS resources for optimal performance, implementing DevOps practices, and utilizing automation tools like AWS CloudFormation and Terraform. The team also addresses security and compliance, ensuring adherence to AWS security best practices and regulatory requirements.

What would you do in this role?

  • Team Management and Collaboration:
    • Lead a team focused on AWS, Azure or GCP cloud operations.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning in AWS technologies and practices.
  • AWS Operational Excellence:
    • Oversee the management of our AWS environment to ensure optimal performance.
    • Lead efforts in performance tuning, cost optimization, and operational efficiency within AWS.
  • DevOps and Automation:
    • Manage continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines in AWS.
    • Implement infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation and Terraform.
  • Security and Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with AWS security best practices and regulatory requirements.
    • Implement strategies for managing AWS security services like IAM, KMS, and GuardDuty.
  • Performance Monitoring:
    • Monitor and analyze AWS environments to identify areas for optimization.
    • Utilize AWS monitoring tools like CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray for performance insights.
  • Vendor and Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Maintain strong relationships with AWS and other vendors.
    • Communicate effectively with stakeholders about AWS operational strategies and outcomes.

 What do you need to apply?

  • Experience managing a team that makes heavy use of modern dev ops tools.
  • 7+ years of experience in cloud operations, with a strong emphasis on AWS.
  • Expertise in AWS services and operational best practices.
  • Strong experience with Docker and Kubernetes in AWS.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Tool Proficiency: 
    • Understanding of Cloud Architectural Patterns
    • Terraform
    • Docker
    • AWS

 It’s even better if you have…

  • Experience as a developer
  • Experience with Azure and GCP
  • Database optimization experience
  • Github actions
  • Github Package Manager
  • Linux
  • Bash scripting
  • Cloudflare
  • Basic Python
  • Basic TypeScript
  • Datadog / APM
  • Cloud Custodian


The Motley Fool has been twice named Glassdoor’s #1 Best Small Business to work for in the U.S., named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2020, named one of BuiltIn’s Best Places to Work in Colorado, and we’re a perennial favorite on Washingtonian’s list of Best Places to Work year after year. Our targeted cash compensation for this role is between $150,000 and $200,000, which does not include any potential equity offerings. Below you’ll see a few of our perks, but check out our Careers Site for the complete list: 

  • No “vacation policy” (not to be confused with a “No vacation” policy)
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and pet-ernity leave
  • $1,000 to invest when you start 
  • Super low premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage 
  • Comprehensive compensation package, including company equity

Please note, no sponsorship is available for this position.

Annual Pay Range
$150,000$200,000 USD

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