Senior DevOps Engineer

    • San Francisco, CA
Socotra is transforming core technology operations for the trillion-dollar insurance industry. Our born-in-the-cloud platform streamlines the end-to-end insurance policy lifecycle, including underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing, and reporting. Socotra is built on modern architecture, allowing carriers to increase their speed to market, lower product and production costs, experience cloud-based reliability, and easily integrate with new technologies.

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated Senior DevOps Engineer to join our expanding engineering team in San Francisco. As a key member of the engineering team, you will help build, evolve and scale our cloud infrastructure to drive developer productivity and speed of innovation, and to provide maximum agility and responsiveness to our customers. We are a cloud native company and we pride ourselves in making use of the most modern cloud orchestration tools and technologies available. This is your opportunity to make a big impact at a high-growth startup with an expanding client list of Fortune 500 insurers and backed by prominent investors.


  • You have 3+ years of experience building, operating and maintaining production cloud infrastructure in AWS
  • You have 2+ years of experience using Terraform/CloudFormation in production.
  • You are intimately familiar with containerization technologies like Docker & Kubernetes
  • You have built and/or operated a production Kubernetes cluster
  • You have experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, JenkinsX, CircleCI and others
  • You have expertise with monitoring application health and performance and alerting based on the same
  • You are familiar with best practices for incident response for production outages
  • You have experience deploying microservices in a cloud environment
  • You have used various log aggregation technologies such as splunk/loggly/ELK stack
  • You are familiar with a relational database such as MySQL, Oracle, Postgres
  • You have strong object-oriented design and coding skills (preferably Java, Python or Go)
  • You are excited to learn new technologies

Nice to Haves

  • Writing and deploying helm charts
  • Experience in a multi-cloud environment AWS/GCP/Azure
  • Designing/building a SOA stack
  • Experience with Java/Spring MVC
  • Implementing RBAC/Security across the stack
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001 security certification and security best practices
  • Using NoSQL DBs like Redis/Cassandra/DynamoDB
  • You have experience with a service mesh like Istio or Linkerd
  • You have a solid understanding of common data structures, algorithms and OO design
  • You have worked at a startup or technology company

You'll impress us if you:

  • Have built tools that were used by other developers in the organization to increase productivity
  • Have open source contributions or work samples/blog posts of the things you’ve built in the past


  • Competitive Salary
  • 401K
  • Meaningful equity at an early stage company
  • Daily catered lunch and countless snacks
  • Top-tier health benefits
  • Fitness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, baseball games, and more)

  • This position is based in San Francisco's SOMA district (close to public transport)

Socotra is a modern core platform that enables insurers to rapidly develop and deploy products that better serve their customers.

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