Lead DevOps Engineer


(San Francisco, California)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Kiip
Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a moment-based rewards platform that targets significant moments in the apps people use every day. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements driven by positive emotion between users, developers and advertisers.
We're looking for someone who values their craft and is excited to be a part of our collaborative, challenge solving culture. Kiip's mission is to be the rewards layer of the world. Our Engineers collaborate on system reliability, architecture and code quality. Create and contribute to large open source projects, like Vagrant. Are great teachers who love to share their knowledge with others. Are interesting and awesome people to be around. Are great students, always trying to better themselves. Code in a variety of programming languages (Python, Go, Ruby, Java, C ) and embrace the right tool for the right job. Believe strongly in automation.
* Extract and analyze existing traffic, logs, and usage metrics to proactively scan for issues or improvements for monitoring purposes * Create and maintain Ansible scripts * Assist with development environments using Vagrant * Identify monitoring, health checks, single points of failure, and notifications * Distributed systems design and architecture decisions/planning with the backend team * Create, improve, and update systems to improve scalability performance and capacity * Build automation tools and services for creating, provisioning, and deploying to servers * Comfortable working in a fast-paced, continuous delivery environment
Ideal Candidate
**Before you apply you absolutely must:** * Have at least 5-6 years post-graduation experience in Software Engineering * Have a "senior" level of knowledge of DevOps * Be self-starting, pro-active and organized, as well as being capable of long-term thinking * Have current knowledge and experience of Amazon Web Services * Have experience of system failures * Have expertise in troubleshooting and tuning systems * Be able to positively support the CTO **We would really like you to have:** * Experience in managing clusters of databases (specifically Postgres a huge plus) * Experience in Nginx, Apache, and Linux/Unix * An enjoyment of automation and have experience with configuration and app deployment via Ansbile, Chef, Puppet or something similar * A deep understanding of low-level network programming * Experience in participating in cross-functional development teams * The ability to articulate ideas to non-technical audience * A passion for scaling software * Knowledge of Python is a big plus * BS in Computer Science or equivalent
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Free employee health insurance. Catered daily lunches. Investment in professional development and training opportunities. Flexible work schedules. Dog friendly office. Quarterly employee events. Unlimited vacation time. Very competitive salary.


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