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Senior Linux System Admin / DevOps / SRE



Software Engineering, IT
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
We're looking for an experienced, Senior Linux System Admin / DevOps / SRE to join our core team. As an early team member, you will have a broad ownership and impact on the technology, the product, and our culture. You’ll work alongside and learn from a first-rate engineering team. You will lead critical on-premise client installations, partner with client IT teams, set up sophisticated alerting systems, and monitor client software stacks. The role demands a dynamic individual who is not just technically proficient with Linux, containers, and cloud technologies, but also one who possesses the soft skills required to navigate complex customer interactions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive on-premise installations and configurations tailored to client needs.
  • Collaborate closely with client IT departments to ensure smooth system integrations and operations.
  • Flexibility to occasionally do upgrades after hours in the evenings or over the weekends if the clients require it.
  • Create and manage alerting systems for proactive issue resolution and system monitoring.
  • Provide continuous oversight for client software stacks, emphasizing performance and security.
  • Develop and maintain scripts in Bash and Python for system automation and efficiency.
  • Manage Linux environments (CentOS, RedHat), Docker containers, ElasticSearch (OpenSearch), PostgreSQL and AWS cloud services.
  • Implement and oversee Infrastructure as Code using tools like Cloudformation and Terraform for streamlined cloud management.
  • Utilize configuration management to maintain consistent system states.
  • Facilitate CI/CD pipelines and processes using GitLab CI or similar for agile development practices.
  • Administer a suite of monitoring tools (Grafana, Prometheus...) for comprehensive system insights.

What we value

  • Strong communication skills in an open environment.
  • Skills to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in working in a dynamic environment with dynamic objectives.
  • Individual autonomy and ownership, building quality products.
  • Being open to giving and receiving feedback.

About You

We're looking for engineers who have:

  • A passion for shipping high-quality product that delights users
  • Experience in Linux OS, particularly with CentOS and RedHat.
  • Practical experience with Docker, ElasticSearch and PostgreSQL
  • Strong familiarity with monitoring solutions and Infrastructure as Code practices.
  • Proficiency in scripting with Bash or Python to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for dealing with customer IT on projects,
  • A track record of successful customer-facing engagements.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Interest in helping us build a strong engineering organization
  • Interest in ownership and autonomy.
  • Ability to work in US time zone
  • Experience in being on-call (Pagerduty etc)
  • Flexibility to work outside 9 to 5 if needed.

It's Also Great If You Have

  • Strong engineering fundamentals
  • Worked with elements in our tech stack:
    • Product: Java 17, JOOQ, DropWizard, Dagger
    • Data: Postgres, Elasticsearch, Tensoflow/Keras/LLMs
    • DevOps: AWS Fargate, CDK, CloudWatch, On-Premise
  • Experience in building, deploying, maintaining deployment infrastructure
  • Experience building data-intensive applications, such as NLP, search and indexing, and data processing
What we offer

  • All-remote work style, work anywhere, however customers will be in the US time zone.
  • Equity plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Private medical care
  • New laptop and a work-from-home stipend for necessary accessories
  • Generous PTO / sick leave
  • Opportunity to lead our company as we disrupt the legal world