Senior DevOps Engineer - Networking

DevOps at Wealthfront  
Infrastructure automation is key to the success of Wealthfront’s business. Our automation-first approach enables us to rapidly iterate by pushing code to production multiple times an hour and deliver cost savings that will be passed along to our clients.

Wealthfront’s DevOps team adheres to the principle of “infrastructure-as-code” and brings strategic expertise for designing, implementing, maintaining, and improving our infrastructure.

We're a modern infrastructure engineering team, working with languages such as Ruby and Go. We leverage open source software such as Chef and Jenkins to bring automated testing and continuous integration to our areas of expertise, such as our Networking infrastructure.

As a core member of the DevOps team you will:

  • Manage our physical data center server and networking hardware, topology, and connectivity.
  • Tune our MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server clusters, optimizing performance, reliability, and availability ensuring ongoing data integrity.
  • Identify and measure key infrastructure performance metrics and define service-level objectives (SLOs).
  • Maintain our infrastructure by automating traditional sysadmin tasks of hardware provisioning, cluster management, software deployment, and network configuration.
  • Design our next generation of infrastructure with goals of decreasing costs and improving performance.
  • Participate in our on-call rotation, minimizing spurious alerts through our proportional investment process.
  • Mentor junior members of the team and serve as an automation liaison to the wider Engineering team.

This role could be a fit if you have:

  • Been involved with managing production data center environments, including hardware provisioning, network device configuration, and capacity planning.
  • Demonstrated experience with modern Linux or Windows systems and at least three years of experience running applications and services in production.
  • Systems-related software development in Go, Ruby, Python, Java or similar languages.
  • Evangelized test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing.
  • Exposure to running modern relational databases in production.
  • Excellent communications skills and collaborated on cross-functional projects. A desire to both learn from and educate your peers.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent professional experience.

Once you join, Wealthfront will:

  • Pair you with a 1:1 mentor to guide you through our onboarding program.
  • Encourage you to lead projects which match your professional goals.
  • Support your professional development by providing feedback during weekly 1:1s and during our bi-annual reviews.
  • Give you autonomy so you can be a happy and successful member of our team.

Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Wealthfront pioneered the category today known as “robo-advisors” when the company launched its automated investment service in 2011. Today, we manage over $12 billion for our clients and have expanded our service to offer free financial planning to anyone as well as cash management solutions with our recently launched FDIC insured Cash Account.

But we’re not done there. Our vision is to optimize and automate all of their clients’ finances, and build Self-Driving Money™️. We want clients to be able to automatically deposit their paycheck into their Wealthfront account and take care of the rest -- paying their bills, topping off their emergency fund or 401(k) and investing the rest based on their specific goals and lifestyle. To get there, we’ll be focusing the bulk of our efforts on reinventing the way we currently bank in the U.S. in 2019. The banking industry is one of the most non-client centric industries in existence and we hope you join us to flip the script and rebuild it from the ground up.

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