Back River Search Group

Sr. DevOps Engineer

Back River Search - San Francisco, CA

 Job Description

As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will be a key member of the Platform Engineering team and develop the core infrastructure for building, deploying, and operating our hosted and on-prem systems. You will partner with product managers and software engineers to solve the technical challenges of our machine learning technology.

About Us

Our clients uses machine learning and natural language processing, along with a healthy dose of secret sauce, to automate the analysis of very large data sets. Our software crunches through the data to help our customers understand the world around them -- whether it is a stock they are tracking or an emerging geo-political event in a far flung part of the world. Our client's product is used by analysts at some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government intelligence agencies.

Major Projects

Usability improvements for developers to our continuous build and release process

Securing our network and systems to protect customer data

Improving the observability of our systems to support rapid iteration while maintaining stable service

Management of multiple AWS accounts

Strategy development for hybrid on-prem / cloud deployment management as we grow our customer base

Creation and management of detailed technical designs and installation documentation of our technology for use by external customers

What We Offer

Rapidly growing company with opportunities for growth into leadership roles

Smart, engaged co-workers who are at the top of their game

Honest and open environment for exchange of ideas

Real deadlines from real customers with global name recognition

Product culture of user experience quality over feature quantity

Proactive learning and teaching opportunities via individual book allowances, tech talks, and brown bag lunches

Twice weekly catered lunches

Team outings and bi-weekly company happy hours

One-of-a-kind LEGO art gallery

Fun, puzzle-loving office in the SF Financial District

What You Have

Deep knowledge of Linux

Experience managing high-availability databases

Experience managing and using Elasticsearch

Experience with docker and containerization

Experience with Python

Experience with automation and orchestration of cloud, operating system, and operational tasks using any relevant toolset

Expertise in cloud architecture design and management

Strong written and oral communication skills

A desire to teach and evangelize good DevOps practices across the company


Bonus Points

Experience with kubernetes

Strong AWS skills

Prior experience working with software engineering teams to improve and streamline release processes

Hands-on work with web application development

History of open source contributions

Posted On: Thursday, February 28, 2019

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