Senior DevOps Engineer

Changing the established guidelines of an industry, especially one as rooted as digital advertising, isn't an easy or quick effort, but we believe it's the right thing to do and we want to be the ones to do it. We're looking for hungry people who are passionate about redefining the digital video and media world, from how consumers experience it to how content creators fund it.

We work hard at true[X], and we believe in fostering an open, collaborative, motivating, creative culture for our team; put simply, our employees love to come to work. We have all the perks you can expect from a startup environment, including a sunlit rooftop patio, corn hole and ping pong, and a stocked pantry and fridge.

The true[X] technology team is a bit of an anomaly in the tech world: Once people join us, they tend to stick around. Our leadership has been a part of this company for 10+ years (since the beginning), and our turnover is exceptionally low.

You can ask individual members their thoughts, but this dedication generally comes down to two factors. First, the people: We hire smart, driven, accountable, and friendly individuals. We all appreciate and are proud of the culture we’ve created here, and it’s in no small part due to our high hiring standards. Second (and this point cannot be understated): There is a endless supply of engaging engineering work to be done. Our engineers are constantly expanding their knowledge and experience, whether it be exploring a new language on a hackday, learning the internals of various cloud platforms, or leveraging new tools to work with our “Big (and growing!) Data". Boredom doesn’t exist here.

Our leadership takes pride in fostering a sustainable software development cadence. No artificial deadlines. No guilting our team into staying late. And no micromanagement. We use the best tools to get the job done, end of story. We communicate via Slack (mostly emojis and gifs, really). We like testing. We have an aversion to meetings. You get the hardware you prefer (within reason) to make you as productive as possible. We want you to be happy, and stay a valuable team member for a long time to come.

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will quickly become a key member of our small DevOps team. One of this team’s main philosophy is “Continuous Improvement”. As such, one of your primary responsibilities will be to proactively study and learn about the existing system and find ways to improve it. The improvement process can be in different forms, such as automating, optimizing existing tools and processes, finding new ways to achieve the same objectives, or even overhauling the existing systems with a brand new ideas. Such objectives might apply to all disciplines or software engineering and computer science, however our area of focus is going to be on infrastructure, configuration management, deployment, continuous integration and continuous delivery, security, monitoring, alerting and tooling for all operational aspects of our systems and applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Learn our existing infrastructure and all of its operational aspects
-Manage the existing infrastructure. By adapting the concept of “infrastructure as code” this will include writing the code that defines and builds the infrastructure
-Manage and improve our configuration management tool
-Provision our servers using configuration management tools
-Manage and improve the CI/CD tools
-Manage and improve the deployment tools
-Manage and improve the monitoring and alerting processes
-Work closely with other teams and understand their pain points
-Plan for the future and try to be one step ahead of the engineering team in their needs and concerns

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Computer Science degree (or similar) required
-Strong knowledge of OOP concepts and at least one dynamic language (Ruby, Python)
-Experience working with cloud environments (preferably AWS) required
-Demonstrated experience building automation tools, especially in the context of building, deploying, and monitoring production code. (When necessary we like to build our own tools!)
-Knowledge of Terraform, Chef, Jenkins, Datadog is preferred
-Strong knowledge of SQL preferred
-Experience with building high traffic infrastructure preferred
-Must be a strong written and verbal communicator


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