Senior DevOps Engineer

    • Oakland, CA

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at

Position Summary:

Pandora is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer for our Developer Experience team to build a robust, scalable CI/CD infrastructure for our web and backend teams that will enable us to quickly and efficiently scale up to meet the needs of our multi-million users.

Duties and Responsibilities:

You will be collaborating with a team of engineers to develop/build tools that enhance the productivity of other software developers. You will solicit input about the experiences of other software teams, understand their pain points, and find opportunities to improve and grow. Your responsibilities will include operation of several tools, including an on-premise content delivery network (CDN), an artifact & dependency management system (Sonatype Nexus), and others. You will develop tools and maintain various deployment tools and libraries written in Python. You will leverage this tooling to find innovative new ways of keeping internal development environments up-to-date and stable.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science and 7 years of industry experience or Masters in Computer Science and 4+ years of experience
  • 6+ years experience using Linux on the command-line
  • 2+ years using Git for version control
  • 5+ years experience programming in Python, Javascript (NodeJS), or Java
  • 3+ years experience using "Infrastructure as code" (e.g. Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes, Nomad, Terraform, etc.)

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
  • You are passionate about automation, efficiency and developer experience.
  • Experience with designing systems for scale.
  • Solid troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow-through on process improvements, investigations of new technologies, and prototyping
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to provide technical mentorship to other team members

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledgeable of testing methodologies and implementations (e.g. able to demonstrate knowledge of how to write a unit test)
  • Proficient with writing and debugging Jenkins pipelines
  • Able to understand and write scripts in bash or similar shell/interpreter
  • Knowledgeable in at least one RDBMS or NoSQL database technology (Postgres, MongoDB, and MariaDB/MySQL preferred)
  • Able to create Prometheus metrics, query Prometheus in PromQL, and craft alerts/recording rules.
  • Familiar with using ELK stack or similar for log aggregation
  • Solid understanding of SDLC.

Nice to have:

  • Able to diagnose problems with SSL/TLS
  • Knowledgable with Gradle for software build automation
  • Knowledgable with troubleshooting remote systems over SSH
  • Familiarity with Hashicorp stack (Consul, Vault, Nomad, Terraform)
  • Familiar with OSS web server technology (e.g. Nginx, Apache, Varnish, etc.)
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies like AWS and GCP.
  • Ability to debug java applications and tune JVM and GC.
  • Familiarity with Spinnaker or other Continuous Delivery tools.

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

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