DevOps Engineer – SIDEARM Sports

Location: Syracuse, NY 13202
Department: Engineering

Learfield IMG College is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.”      

About SIDEARM Sports

The team at SIDEARM provides the technology platform that powers the official websites, mobile apps, statistical integration, live audio and video streaming, and e-commerce platforms of more than 1,000 collegiate athletic partners across the nation. 

We’re a passionate mix of technologists, creatives, and strategists that care deeply about the products we create, and the people we create them for.  We stand at the intersection of sports and technology, and are constantly innovating and evolving our products to deeply integrate the industries and provide exceptional products for our partners and their fans.   Our team embraces a casual and collaborative work environment that moves at a rapid pace, where all team members are deeply involved in the success of our products and services. 

We're fortunate enough to be trusted by some of the biggest brands in the industry, including 300 NCAA Division I programs, and over 55 of the 65 Power 5 athletic departments.  We are proud that the work we do is experienced by millions of sports fans each year.  

We are actively accepting applications for a DevOps Engineer to join our IT Services team.  In this role, you’ll focus on supporting our development staff and IT Services to ensure infrastructure reliability, staff productivity, overall security, and the functionality other IT services.

At SIDEARM, we operate a hybrid Infrastructure utilizing both dedicated and cloud environments to deliver high-availability and scalability for our products. Our software is implemented primarily in C# and ASP.NET. The DevOps Engineer will work directly with the Software Development, IT Services and QA teams to create and manage CI/CD pipelines, automation tools and strategies, and improve efficiencies through technology.


  • Architect and maintain CI/CD pipelines.
  • Architect and assist with IT automation, monitoring efforts, centralized logging.
  • Optimize and maintain various cloud services
  • Develop, architect and maintain containerization strategies utilizing technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, etc.
  • Work directly with development team and QA testers to ensure coordinated releases.
  • Collaborate with and educate engineers on the proper use of build and source control systems.


  • BS in Computer Science, Information Science, IT, or similar. MS a plus.
  • Solid Engineering and DevOps background
  • Experience enabling development lifecycle of products with regular updates and live operations.
  • Strong experience with CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, CircleCI, AWS CodeBuild, Azure DevOps or similar technologies.
  • Strong experience with version control systems such as Git, Bitbucket, or other similar systems.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, AKS.
  • Experience with pipeline as code languages such as YAML or Jenkinsfile.
  • Experience with automated deployment using ARM, Ansible, Terraform, or similar technologies.
  • Familiarity with agile development processes.
  • Scripting skills utilizing bash, python, and/or PowerShell.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

You will impress us if you have:

  • Experience with C# 8+.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as NewRelic, Azure Monitor, Nagios, Prometheus, or Grafana.
  • Development experience using ASP.NET Web API 2.
  • Experience with log aggregators like Elastic Stack or Splunk.
  • Experience integrating monitoring systems with 3rd party team collaboration and messaging systems.
  • Experience in developing software for Windows Server and Linux
  • Fluency in writing and maintaining unit tests.

You'll sweep us off our feet if:

  • You have at least 8 years of experience in technology
  • You have hands-on experience with front-end and back-end software development rolling out applications for internal & external users.
  • You have experience in cloud-architecture and build. AWS experience is preferred
  • You are familiar with security protocols (preferred, but not required)
  • You can scale security practices (preferred, but not required)
  • You UX/UI design-oriented mindset (preferred, but not required)
  • You have architected complex solutions utilizing enterprise products and solutions
  • You have mentored junior resources
  • You have made a significant impact by influence in maturing development, build practices, DevOps mindset, & adding business value
  • You have the metrics-oriented mindset

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Learfield IMG College is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity