Lead Devops Engineer

Principle Infrastructure-Devops Engineer (Hybrid-Palo Alto Location)

  • Palo Alto, CA
  • $180,000 - $220,000
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A bit about us:

Backed by a $20M Series A and 80,000 gaming communities, we have a mission to be the social platform that unites the countless gaming worlds people inhabit, helping us all better find meaning in our digital lives through each other.

We’re combining the best parts of social networks and MMOs to build a next-generation social media product for gamers everywhere on every platform. We build tools that make it easier than ever for gamers to create a digital identity, make their gameplay more social, and grow strong friendships along the way.

It’s challenging for gamers today to build an active network to play and share moments of glory with; but we makes it easy. Our vision is of a digital world filled with incredible games and communities, where the social connections and context are unbounded by physical limitations but are just as rich and real as they are in physical space. There are already 3 billion gamers in the world today, and in the not-so-distant future everyone will be a gamer. Join us now to build the social platform for gamers to find connection and meaning together!

Why join us?

A competitive salary in addition to meaningful equity in the company
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • An unlimited vacation policy

Job Details

We are looking for our first DevOps and Infrastructure Engineer! This is an opportunity to be the infrastructure technical lead for a rapidly growing startup, where your work will directly impact the quality of our production environment, our product, and ability to scale.

You’ll have significant autonomy and decision making authority. Our infrastructure is currently Dockerized applications running on ECS, Postgres running on RDS, Redis, AWS code pipeline for continuous deployment, etc, all of which are manually configured.

What is the best strategy for programmatically managing infrastructure? What are the tradeoffs? Come work with us and be a key decision maker in answering these questions. Implement your ideas and grow a team around your technical plan.
Responsibilities
Design, implement, and manage our approach to programmatic infrastructure management
Build tracking systems to understand production’s performance; optimize bottlenecks when they’re found
Implement redundancy strategies to deliver high uptime
Manage the connection between infrastructure and software, teaching other members of the team when and how to interact with critical pieces of infrastructure
Requirements
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science from a top-tier university
5+ years of hands-on infrastructure and devops experience in a fast-paced company
Confidence in technical leadership: you can effectively analyze technical trade-offs and build support amongst a team of engineers for your strategies
Direct experience working with large, complex distributed systems
A great attitude. This is a technical leadership role where you’ll be expected to set an example for the rest of the team.
Ideally, you’re a gamer, having spent many years playing a variety of games. You understand gaming mentality and communities.
Open to working in person in our Palo Alto office

Significant experience with many of the following technologies and platforms:
Docker
Kubernetes, Terraform, Cloud Formation
AWS / GCP / Azure
Virtual networking
Infrastructure security
Data infrastructure
CI/CD pipelines
Redis
Postgres
Elastisearch
etcd
Queues (Kafka, SQS, RabbitMQ, etc)
Shell scripting
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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Location
Palo Alto, CA
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$180,000 - $220,000